Restore Files from Formatted Phone SD Card

Usually mobile phone’s data share both internal and external storage space. But, majority of people give high importance to external storage media of phone i.e memory card. Nowadays, secure digital card become one of the most used memory card types in almost all cellular phones. Since, SD card contains photos, videos, songs, games, text files and many more files of phone it plays vital role.

However, there is high possibility for data loss from phone’s SD card. As cellular phone’s hold by users at all times, user prone to lose files stored in it. Formatting is the biggest enemy of complete data stored in mobile phone SD card. In few unfriendly situations, while accessing media files in mobile phone user may accidentally click upon “Format” option on SD card mounted in it or when it is connected to system. Let’s look into other scenarios that results in formatting of phone SD card:

  • Inappropriate usages of SD card could corrupt it and pop up error messages like “Card need to be formatted” on phone. This kind of logical errors tie you hand and make you to format respective mobile phone SD card
  • Connecting phone SD card to system or device that infected with viruses might make its file system inaccessible and force you to format it’s data in order to use that card
  • Improper system shut down or hanging of file transfer process may damage the phone SD card and make it unreadable or unmountable by giving only choice i.e formatting

How to get back files from formatted SD card on phone?

As formatting of phone SD card erases entire data without any concern, it will become disaster data loss situation. However, files removed after formatting phone’s SD card is still recoverable using accurate card retrieval software like Yodot Photo Recovery on Windows computer. This utility can efficiently restore various media files such as photos, videos, games, songs and many more from SD card on mobile phone. Its interface is very simple and one can easily restore files from formatted phone SD card within few mouse clicks. You can complete formatted SD card data recovery process within few minutes, as this application designed with quick scanning technology and advanced file recovery options. This tool can recover files from formatted SanDisk SD card along with Transcend, Toshiba, EMTEC, Sony, Samsung, TwinMOS, Kingston and other brands of SD cards that are used in mobile phones on Windows OS based laptops and desktops.

Procedure to regain files from formatted phone SD card:

  • Download the software and install it to your Windows computer
  • Connect mobile phone’s SD card to that Windows PC via cable or card reader
  • Set up the application and go according to instructions given on screen
  • Main screen shows two options such as “Deleted Photo Recovery” and “Lost Photo Recovery”
  • Choose anyone based on the situation you have faced
  • Now select on the drive that denotes phone SD card
  • Next, select file types that you want to rescue back, otherwise hit on “Mark all” option
  • Later, this utility starts scanning of selected SD card drive and after completion displays all recoverable files
  • Make your selection among list of retrieved files using “Data View” and “File Type View” options
  • View media files for confirmation using ”Preview” option and finally specify new destination location on systems HD to save rescued files

Tips to Consider:

  • Check twice before formatting any drive or partition in system when phone’s SD card is connected to it
  • Never use mobile phone SD card in untrusted devices to protect its files from virus attack
  • Transfer data from phone’s SD card to system or other storage devices to overcome data crisis issues