How to Recover Files from Formatted MicroSD Card?

Updated on March 13, 2020

This formatted Micro SD Card Recovery guide instructs you on how to recover files from formatted microSD card with free Remo Recover tool. Juet get the free download of the Remo Recover software and recover your files from formatted MicroSD card for free in three quick & easy steps. Try now for free..!


It happens to every user that he/she may accidentally format the microSD or SD card and face huge data loss. Most of the times, you accidentally format your microSD card, whereas sometimes, when the SD card is corrupted, you are forcefully prompted to format the microSD card before using it. The first scenario mentioned above is accidental, and if you have backup of the files, no issues. Whereas in the second scenario, you are not allowed to backup your files, as you are denied from accessing your microSD cards. If this is the case, how to recover data from formatted microSD card? Just keep calm, and continue reading to know the free formatted microSD card recovery solution.

Either accidental formatting or intentional formatting the microSD card, at the end of the day you will be encountered with huge data loss, if no backup is maintained. However, still data recovery from formatted microSD card is highly possible, unless the formatted files in the microSD card are not overwritten with new files. So, immediately stop using the formatted microSD card to avoid overwriting of the files. If the memory space in the microSD card after format, that was occupied by the files before to format, is overwritten with new files, then it's highly difficult to recover your files back. Then, utilize reliable data recovery tool to get back your files.

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Recovering formatted data from micro SD card has become pretty easy with Remo Recover. This is because, the software is built with an intuitive user interface that guides its user with simple and responsive instructions to perform trouble free recovery of formatted micro SD card data. You can even deploy this tool to recover data from formatted pen drive and other external storage devices as well. It’s a well organized tool that is equipped with strong and efficient recovery modules and let you to restore formatted data from micro SD card by connecting it to Windows OS based computers, laptops and other devices with much ease. Software also allow you to have a prior look of rescued data from formatted micro SD card, once recovery process gets finish.

Steps to Recover Data from Formatted microSD Card:

Step 1: Launch the software and select "Recover Partitions" option from the main screen. Then, the software shows the physical and logical drives available in the system. Choose the formatted memory stick from the list of drives and click "Scan" button to start the recovery process as illustrated in figure 1.

Formatted Micro SD Card Recovery - Home Screen

Figure 1: Home Screen

Step 2: Now the software scans the memory stick to find its previous file system and extract lost files and folders as illustrated in figure 2.

Recover Formatted Micro SD Card - Searching Previous File System

Figure 2: Searching Previous File System

Step 3: Once it finds the previous file system of the memory stick, it scans to find the lost files from the previous file system of the microSD card as illustrated in figure 3.

Get Back Formatted Micro SD Card Data - Searching Lost Files

Figure 3: Searching Lost Files

Step 4: Once it completes the scanning and recovery process, it shows the list of the recovered files in "Data View", and "File Type View" as illustrated in figure 4.

How to Retrieve Data from Formatted Micro SD Card - Recovered Data View

Figure 4: Recovered Data View

Step 5: At the end of the recovery process, you can preview the recovered files by right clicking on the file and selecting Preview from the displayed options. as illustrated in figure 5.

How to Retrieve Data from Formatted Micro SD Card - Preview Recovered Files

Figure 5: Preview Recovered Files

Step 6: Finally, if you are satisfied with the tool, then purchase its license key and then save all the needed files in any location of your choice as illustrated in figure 6.

How to Retrieve Data from Formatted Micro SD Card - Save Recovered Files

Figure 6: Recovered Files

Key features of Remo Recover tool:

  • The tool is available in free demo edition that recovers formatted microSD card data, and allows a free preview of all the recovered files prior activating the complete software. Thereby allowing you to evaluate the tool before activation
  • You can save the entire data recovery process with "Save Recovery Session" option, and you can go out if you have any important work, and later you can continue the recovery process from where you left just by clicking "Open Recovery Session" button. This saves your valuable time, as you need not re-scan the SD card again and again
  • Recovered data from formatted SD card can be arranged or sorted using file type, name, date, and size.
  • Software supports data recovery from NTFS, NTFS5, FAT16, FAT32, exFAT, HFS, and HFSX formatted file systems
  • Apart from SD card the software also supports data recovery from USB hard drives, pen drives, Flash drives, and other USB storage devices in all data loss scenarios

Scenarios in which we format our microSD cards leading to data loss:-

  • Formatting micro SD card accidentally
  • Use of factory reset option unknowingly on gadget that holds micro SD card, will format the card data
  • At times severe virus attack requires to format micro SD card and result in data loss
  • Abrupt removal of micro SD card from devices or use of card in different device may result in corruption of micro SD card