How to Regain SD card Partition?

"I have created partition in SD card using third party partition tool. One partition has FAT32 file system and after partitioning another has ext2. I was managing my data in these partitions; in FAT32 partition I had preserved important files and folders, whereas in other one I stored applications. My problem is that I have accidentally formatted partition that has FAT32 file system. I want entire data back from formatted FAT32 partition. Is there any way that can help me to get back files from SD card partition? Waiting for response...”

People usually use SD card to expand memory space on the portable devices such as mobile, camera, PC tablets, etc. As default SD card has only one partition with FAT32 file system; partitioning on SD card will help users to ease the burden of storing entire data in a single partition. Windows operating system does not support to partition SD card; hence, one needs to create one more partition in SD by using third party partitioning tool. When you use third party software to create partition in SD card, then it will create a partition with ext2 file system. But because of improper operation or incorrect handling of SD card, users often lose precious data saved in its partition.

Predictable causes behind data loss from SD card partition:

  • Usage of improper partitioning tool to create partition on SD card might corrupt it and you will be prompted to format SD card while trying to access data from it
  • Before creating partition in SD card, you should wipe entire partition which is already present in SD card; so users may sometimes mistakenly choose “Wipe Disk” before starting to create partition 
  • Interruptions such as power failure or removing SD card while transferring data from SD card to system could result in loss of its data

SD card partition recovery software:

Picture Recovery software is ultimate tool to get back partition data from SD memory card. It will find for the file system which has been assigned to SD card partition and restores complete data from it without compromising with its quality. Also, two view types included in this software will arrange recovered folders and files according to their name and extension which will make your selection easy. It will clearly show size of the drive, mount point and type of the drive which will give a clear cut idea about recovering your data. In addition to this, software lists marked and unmarked files so that you can make necessary changes if required. Along with this, it will specifically show preview of recovered files to see quality of retrieved files. Being card recovery software, it will support to recover data from Sony SD card and also from Lexar, Toshiba, SanDisk, Transcend, Samsung, HP, Kingston and other brands which has Windows compatible file systems.

Note: As Yodot Photo Recovery software supports only, FAT, NTFS, exFAT and ReFS file system, you can only recover data from SD card partition that is formatted with FAT32 file system; whereas data from another partition with Ext2 file system cannot be recovered by using this software.

Commence SD card partition recovery by going through the steps given below:

  • Download and install Yodot Photo Recovery software on your Windows computer
  • Run the software and choose anyone option out of the two i.e. “Deleted Photo Recovery” and “Lost Photo Recovery”
  • Now you can find all the drives present and attached to your system
  • Choose the drive from which you need to regain files
  • Let it scan and then mark on the checkbox beside files to select them
  • To make your recovery process an easier task, you are suggested to use two view types which are “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Preview recovered media files to know how does files look after recovery and also to confirm about your selection
  • Finally save restored files from SD card partition to desired location on Windows computer

Precautionary Tips:

  • Never use unreliable third party recovery tool to create partition in SD card
  • Keep on transferring vital files to your computer and save them as a backup copy

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