Restore Files from Formatted SD Card on Android

SD cards are most widely used secondary storage device in plenty of digital gadgets especially in Android Smartphones and Tables. Although they are very compatible, portable as well as compact storage device; it is also quite easy to erase or lose plenty of files from these SD cards on Android device especially if you format the SD card. Sometimes your Android device may pop up an error message, ‘Format Error’ (Card needs to be formatted) on the screen. This error forces you to format your SD card on Android device.

In such scenarios, your precious photos, video clips, music albums and other media files may go missing from your Android SD card. Let us discuss some other scenarios which lead to formatting of Android SD card:

  • Accidental formatting of Android SD card when connected to the computer or from the Android device using “Format” option will erase complete data stored in it
  • Sometimes Android SD card is intentionally formatted due to corruption issues caused due to virus infection, improper ejection, file system corruption etc. In order to use that corrupted or damaged SD card on Android device users need to format it

Fortunately you can get back files from formatted SD card on Android device by using reliable file retrieval software like Yodot Android Data Recovery.

Formatted Android SD card recovery software:

Yodot Recovery for Android is the ultimate software to restore files from formatted SD card in Android Smartphones and Tables on Windows OS. This tool has powerful scanning mechanism and helps to recover all files from formatted SD card on Android device in short time. One can recover all kinds of files such as text files, audio files, video files, photo files, program files (.APK) and other file formats from formatted SD card on Android device. Including formatted files from Android SD card, you can even recover files from corrupted SD card on Android Smartphones and Tablets. Even, it has capability to get back files after restoring Android device to its factory settings. This android data recovery utility is compatible with all popular versions of Microsoft Windows OS such as Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008.

Steps to get files back from formatted SD card on Android:

Note: Yodot Recovery for Android software supports recovering data from Android device that gets connected to computer only in UMS mode.

  • Download and install Yodot Recovery for Android application to your Windows system
  • Connect in your formatted Android SD card to that computer via card reader or USB cable
  • Run the software and follow the on-screen instructions
  • You will find two options from the main screen, select “Deleted File Recovery” option to rescue erased files from formatted SD card on Android device
  • Later this tool detects and scans your formatted Android SD card on Windows system
  • Select the drive or partition that denotes formatted Android SD card and click on “Next” button
  • Stay quit until the scanning process get complete
  • The program then displays all the lost files from formatted Android SD card in two different views i.e. “File Type View” and “Data View”
  • Preview the recovered media files recovered from formatted Android SD card before saving them
  • Finally save rescued files to desired location you prefer on your Windows PC, but not to the same SD card on Android device as it may result in overwriting of data

Tips to be considered:

  • Stop using that formatted SD card on Android device since its data will get overwritten by new files
  • Do not eject SD card abruptly from Android device when it is in use
  • Avoid using SD card in various Android Smartphones to prevent virus attacks or card corruption