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How to Unformat Memory Card

Can I Unformat Formatted Memory Card?

A friend of mine lent me his memory card. And there is not enough space, so I decided to format it. Then my friend told me that there were some photos on that memory card. I feel so regret now. Is there any solution to unformat memory card? Thank you so much.

Well, accidental formatting of a memory card always brings us unhappy experience. You might have lost all important files on it carelessly. You guess they might be disappeared forever. But is this the real truth? The answer is a big NO! Actually, formatting a memory card will wipe your data, but files are still on it before you put new data to overwrite them. So, if you stop using your formatted memory card, you have a great chance to restore formatted memory card.

Wondershare Data Recovery, or Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac is an easy-to-use and risk-free data recovery utility that helps you to unformat formatted memory card. It enables you to unformat almost all files from a formatted memory card, including photos, videos, audio files and more. Memory card like SD card, MMC card, SDHC hard, etc are all fully supported.

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Unformat Memory Card in 3 Steps

I’ll show you how to unformat memory card with Windows version of Wondershare Data Recovery. If you have a Mac, you can follow the similar operations with Mac version.

Step 1 Select recovery mode to restore formatted memory card

Connecting your formatted memory card with your computer and running Wondershare Data Recovery, you’ll see the program window as image below.

Let’s select “Lost File Recovery” mode as a first try to unformat your memory card.

Note: Please ensure that your formatted memory card can be well-connected with your computer.

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Step 2 Scan your formatted memory card

Now you just need to select your formatted memory card and click “Start” button to begin scanning files on it.

To unformat memory card, please active “Enable Deep Scan” option in the window.

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Step 3 Unformat memory card

Here all recoverable files on your formatted memory card will be displayed in program window. You’ll be able to preview photos or view file names to check how many of your formatted files can be recovered.

Then you can mark files you want and click “Recover” button to save them to your computer.

Note: Please do not save the files back to your formatted memory card during the recovery.

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