How to Restore Videos from Formatted SD Card?

“Hello guys, recently my SD memory card on camcorder said ‘Format error’ and stopped to show its files. I had to format the card in order to get rid of this error, but ended up in deleting few important videos, which I had no backup. Is there any method to recover videos from formatted SD card? Please suggest me proper solutions.”

SD card is the most widely used storage device on gadgets that require extendibility of storage memory. The compact size of SD memory card has made it easy to get mounted on gadgets to save vivid data. SD memory card of different storage capacities are used on mobile phones, digital cameras, MP3 players, Handy cams etc. exclusively to store media files like pictures, videos, music, etc. However, users might lose valuable files including videos from SD card due to formatting process. Though it is well known that formatting erases all data from SD card, few instances may force users to format it without leaving other option.

A couple of scenarios that compel formatting of SD memory card are:

  • When SD card stops working when it shows numerous errors like unrecognized device; card not formatted, format it now; sd card is not initialized, etc. thus users have to format it for reusability
  • If SD memory card is severely corrupted due to virus intrusion, then user have to format the card to fix it

Apart from these two instances, users might accidentally format SD memory card on gadget. And while using on system, users may wrongly select SD memory card in the process of formatting any partition from system drive. End of the day, user have to lose valuable data from SD memory card because of formatting. But, there is no need to worry at all as deleted videos and other data from formatted SD card can be restored with the help of third party card recovery software unless formatted card is overwritten. If users save any data to formatted SD card then, chances of recovering deleted data will demise. So, it is recommended to avoid data overwriting on formatted SD card before using any recovery program.

Formatted SD card video recovery tool:

Among various restoration tools available online, Yodot Photo Recovery is the best card recovery program. This tool is brilliant enough to restore each and every video of different format from formatted SD memory card. It can retrieve videos like AVI, MOV, MPEG, MP4, MPG, DIVX, XVID, 3GP, 3G2 and many other types without causing any damage to video files during recovery. Moreover, this utility can bring back deleted and lost pictures, music files, RAW images and other files in few clicks. This software is compatible to work in Windows OS based computers/laptops like Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows XP, Server 2003 and 2008. The tool can restore media files from SD, SDHC, SDXC, MicroSD, Mini SD, CF, MMC, SM, XQD and other flash memory cards, iPods, USB flash drives, system had drives, external hard disks and FireWire drives. Mac users can use Mac version of card recovery program, i.e. Yodot Mac Photo Recovery to accomplish the same on their Mac OS X machine.

Steps to regain videos from formatted SD card:

  • Download the software on a Windows system and connect your formatted SD card to this system
  • Install and run the tool with the help of given instructions
  • You will come across two options in main window like Deleted Photo Recovery and Lost Photo Recovery
  • Click on the Deleted Photo Recovery option and proceed next
  • Next, a list of drives present on the system gets displayed
  • Select the drive representing externally connected SD card from which videos have to be recovered
  • Software scans selected SD card on which files are erased and comes up with a list of restorable files
  • Make use of Data view and File Type view options to view rescued video files
  • Further, set a target location on host computer hard drive and save the retrieved videos; avoid saving recovered videos on same formatted SD card

Necessary Tips:

  • Take secure backup of valuable data from SD memory card on other storage devices
  • Avoid wrong usage of SD card to reduce corruption of the card which initiates formatting
  • Do not perform abrupt removal of SD card from system / gadgets

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