“Please help me, I am in a difficult situation. I formatted my SD card which is used in my phone quite accidentally. I don’t want to lose a single file from that card. I know there are powerful recovery tools. But I am not familiar with any of them. Can anybody suggest me how to recover data from formatted memory card using any methods? Appreciating your comments.”

Probably, this would be one of the most fearsome case for a memory card user. Within seconds, the entire memory card data will be wiped out due to this formatting. In most of the cases, this formatting happen because of unwanted haste of users. Anyhow, there are many other reasons for this formatting. From below, you can point out some of these reasons.

  • Memory Card Corruption: If your memory card is corrupt, its file system can become RAW. Whenever you try to access such a memory card, it will prompt you to format that card. If you format your memory card by seeing this, you will lose all the files stored on it.
  • Third Party Tools: There are some tools which claim to speed up the card by removing all junk data from it. But in reality, most of such tools will be unreliable items which are even capable of formatting your memory card.
  • Formatting by Mistake: Even you can perform memory card formatting through your phone or camera, In PC it always happen due to the formatting of unintended drives.

Have you heard about Sony Card Recovery utility? This tool is one of the tools recommend by industry experts for recovering formatted memory card data. Believe it or not, you can perform SDHC card recovery on different types of consumer gadgets including Smartphones, digital cameras, handheld consoles, GPS navigators, portable music players, etc.  

Some Remarkable Features of this Utility

  • It is not just for Sony cards; using this tool, you can recover data from formatted memory card brands like Transcend, Lexar, Kingston, Samsung, SanDisk, HP, Strontium, Adata, Toshiba and many more.
  • You can “Preview Restored Files” with this tool, after scanning memory card for lost files. If you became satisfied with recovery results, you can stop using demo version of this tool by purchasing full version.
  • Want to restore accidentally deleted pictures from your Android phone? Don’t worry, this tool can efficiently recover different types of images with utmost ease. Read on to get more info on deleted picture recovery from Android Smartphone.
  • It is possible to preserve names of selected files after recovering them using this tool. The software itself scans and retrieve files based on the unique signature of each files.
  • If you want to recover formatted memory card files on Mac, don’t worry. This tool also support all the Mac OS X versions from OS X 10.5 along with Windows NT systems.    
  • This software is capable of recovering data from formatted Sony SxS card with ease.
  • You can get back images, applications, ZIP archives, videos, documents, music files and much more from a formatted memory card using this utility.
  • Don’t get anxious if you want to recover RAW images from a camera, since this tool effectively recovers RAW files produced by prominent digital camera brands. Visit the given page to know more about RAW image recovery: www.sonycardrecovery.com/raw-file.html

Some Data Loss Preventive Tips

  • Avoid unwanted haste while performing operations on your memory card.
  • Backup your memory card data on other storage devices.
  • Always use the “Safely Remove Hardware” to properly eject memory card from a PC.

Steps to Recover Files from a Formatted Memory Card

Step 1: Download and install this recovery software on your computer after connecting your formatted memory card. Select “Recover Photos” option from home screen.

Recover Data from Formatted Memory Card- Home Screen

Step 2: Select "Recover Lost Photos" from the next screen.

How to Recover Data from Formatted Memory Card- Recovery Method

Step 3: Select the drive from which you want to recover your files and click “Next”.

Recovering Formatted Memory Card Data- Select Drive

Step 4: After scanning, you can preview recovered files and can save those files into a desired location.

Recover Formatted Memory Card Files on Mac- Save Files

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