"I just accidently formatted SD card of my Canon 60D when learning how to use it! I lost all my travel photos in Paris! Can I recover pictures from Android SD card after formatting?"
Of course YES! But there's no way for you to recover files from formatted SD card out of thin air. You must take advantage of SD card format recovery tool. Formatted SD Card Data Recovery is just a well-known one that enables you to recover photos, videos, music, documents and other 500+ format files from formatted SD card (SD/Mini SD/Micro SD card included).
Tips: To ensure the 100% success of recovering data from formatted SD card, you'd better stop using it and follow the tutorial below ASAP. Or you'll overwrite the lost data and lose the chance to restore files from formatted SD card forever.
How to perform SD card format recovery to recover formatted SD card
You can free download the software to PC via the download button above and follow the step-by-step guide to learn how to recover files from SD card after format.
Note: Any Data Recovery Pro only works well on PC running on Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP. If you're Mac users, please go for Formatted Card Data Recovery for Mac. Make sure to download the right version.
Step 1: Launch the software after installation and then you'll get an interface as the picture below. Then connect SD card to PC via SD card reader, select the file types you want to recover and click "Next" to proceed.
Step 2: Then click the refresh button till you see the sign "Lost Disk Drives" and choose your desired formatted SD, Mini SD or Micro SD card that you want to recover files from.
Step 3: Click "Scan" and after a while, all the files on the formatted SD card will be displayed by category just as the picture shows. Then choose the photos, music, videos, documents, etc. that you want to recover from the formatted SD card and click "Recover".
Tips on how to format SD card on Windows
Though formatting SD card brings great inconveniences, sometime it's the only way to get rid of virus or become compatible with the device it will be used with. The following are the instructions on how to format SD card on Windows.
① Connect the SD card to your PC.
② Open the Computer window. Note that the detailed operations vary with Windows OS as follows.
For Windows 8.1/8 users, type "computer" and click the Computer icon in the Apps search results.
For Windows 7/Vista users, click the Start or Windows menu and select Computer afterwards.
For Windows XP users, directly click My Computer.
③ Find your SD card in the "Devices with Removable Storage" list, then right-click on it and click "Format".
④ Then keep "Capacity" and "Allocation unit size" set as default and select "FAT 32" as the file system. Click "OK" to confirm your selection.
After reading through this article, I bet you've had a general idea of formatting SD card and recovering data from formatted SD card. But if you want to recover lost files from hard drive rather than SD card, you can click here for reference.