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Summary

To get more storage space in smart phones, digital camera, vehicle navigation system and MP4 player, many users get a SD card. However, if you accidently format the SD card, you will lost all data inside. If you want to find back the data, some professional data recovery software could help. Here will introduce how to recover data from formatted SD card and the correct way to format the SD card.



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Part 1: About SD Card Format
SD card format, in other words, means reset the SD card, which will delete all data in the SD card like photos, videos and files as well as the file system. Also, formatting SD card can return the SD card to normal work status.
However, we should not format the SD card without any reason. Formatting SD card will empty all data inside the SD card. If you can not access the data inside the SD card and click the format button when you are required to format the SD card, you may need the support from data recovery software to recover data from formatted SD card. Please do not use the SD card once you lose the data. Because new written-in data will overwrite the files you deleted or lost. As a result, you will not get back the lost data.
Part 2: Recover Data from Formatted SD Card with Renee Undeleter

1. What is Renee Undeleter?

Renee Undeleter is the data recovery software. When the users accidentally delete the important files, empty Recycle Bin, or format the disk/drive/SD card, the software can retrieve the deleted data. It contains 4 options, namely fast partition scan, whole partition scan, whole disk scan and image creation. These functions can help the users easily recover the lost data.
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2. How to Recover Data with Renee Undeleter

Recovering data from the formatted SD card with Renee Undeleter is very easy. Here are the detailed steps about how to recover data from formatted SD card:
Step 1: Insert the SD card into the card reader and then connect the reader to the computer. Download and install Renee Undeleter. Open the software and select [Whole Disk Scan].
Functions of different recovery modes:

Fast partition scan: Recover the files after emptying Recycle Bin or deleted by mistake without data backup.

Whole partition scan: Scan the whole partition and list all files, especially for the formatted partition or inaccessible issue.

Whole disk scan: Scan entire disk to find out all partitions’ information and simulate the partition table.

Image creation: Create a partition image which can be used in case that reading partition is slow or need a backup.

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Step 2: Select the SD card and click on [Next] to go on.
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Step 3: Wait for the scan.
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Preview the scanned results and check the target files. Click on [Recover] to recover the lost files.
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Step 4: After that, select a folder to save the files and click on [Recover]. Soon, the recovered files will be saved in the designated folder.
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Part 3: How to Format SD Card Correctly
Formatting SD card in a correct way could fix many errors. Please transfer important data in the SD card to other storage device before processing the format.
Detailed steps about how to format SD card:
Step 1: Insert the SD card to the card reader and then connect the reader to the computer. Open [This PC] and find out the SD card icon. Right click at the icon and select [Format].
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Step 2: After that, select the suitable file system.
  • NTFS: NTFS is the best Windows file system, given to performance and data security. But it is not compatible with all operating systems. Mac OSX and Linux can read the NTFS partitions, but they cannot modify the inside data. Besides, it is not available in the flash drives.
  • FAT32: FAT32 is an old but still popular Windows file system. Now, it is mainly used in mobile storage devices with low capacity. Each file cannot be over 4 GB in the FAT32 file system. If the hard drive is over 1TB, it should be in the NTFS file system. Besides, some digital cameras, game consoles and set-top boxed merely FAT32, but not NTFS.
  • exFAT: exFAT is the file system used for flash drives in Windows. It is the supplement for FAT32 which doesn’t support flash drives. It supports a file up to 16EB and a volume up to 24ZB.
Check the option [Quick format] and finally click on [Start] to format the SD card.
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