Recover Data from Formatted SanDisk SD/Micro SD

Last updated on March 28, 2024

  1. "I have a 32GB SanDisk micro SD card for my Samsung mobile phone. I have stored thousands of pictures and some videos on this card, but I mistakenly formatted the Sandisk micro SD card on my mobile phone just now. Now, my micro SD card is empty and all files inside are lost. How to restore sandisk memory card after format?"
  2. "I accidentally formatted my SanDisk 32GB micro SD card when I connected it to my computer when it said you need to format before you can use it, and everything is gone. What should I do if I want to get back all the lost files from a formatted SanDisk micro 32GB SD Card?"

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How do you unformat a Sandisk SD card? iCare Recovery Pro Free is for unformat SanDisk micro SD card when the sandisk memory card was formatted by accident or when sandisk asks formatting. It even works for corrupted sd card that has bad blocks or not detected/showing up in phone/device.

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3 Steps to Unformat SanDisk Micro SD Card

Free download the software for deleted photo recovery from micro SD card by following the guide below:

Step1. Connect the SanDisk 32GB micro SD card to the computer. Download and install the data recovery software. Then, you can launch the software and choose a recovery module.

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Step2. Choose the formatted micro SD card as scanning device and then you just need to wait when the software is scanning.

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Step3. You are allowed to preview the found files after scanning. Then, you can choose the files you need and save them to another storage media.

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>> Do not add new data to the SanDisk micro SD card after format or reformat
>> Protect the micro SD card from suffering any physical damage
>> Do not save the recovered files to the original micro SD card
>> Backup important data to avoid data loss again in the future

How do I Recover Files from Formatted SanDisk MicroSD Card?


Can I recover SanDisk micro SD card after format? If your answer is No, you are out of date. The truth is Yes.

Case 1: Formatted sandisk ultra microsd by mistake

Many user may accidently formatted sandisk microsd by error. This often happened to users of mobile users or camera sd card users who just formatted the sandisk memory card by mistake and they think everything on the sd card were erased.

Case 2: Sandisk sd asked formatting

When you insert your card into a smartphone or other devices, your devices may not detect your card and pop up a massage like unformatted error and files inside are no longer accessible.

Don't worry. Because this operation does not remove your data away from your card. Files system marks them as free space after formatting, then the space they once occupied can be used to store new data. Therefore, only if you do not use it to record new files, you have great chance to retrieve data after format. iCare Data Recovery helps unformat micro SD card as long as there is no new data being written to the card after reformatting.

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Unformat Sandisk SD Card - 100% safe

Formatting process erases the SanDisk micro SD card, but it only makes the data inside invisible. In another word, the original data still remain on the original space.

What you need is read-only data recovery software - iCare Data Recovery Pro, which only reads data on your memory card and help extract files off the memory card.

This data recovery software has the ability to search for all types of files and then allows you to preview the found files. As a matter of fact, all brands of micro SD cards such as Samsung, Sony, Lexar, Transcend, PNY, etc are supported by the data recovery software.

SanDisk Micro SD Card Is Reformatted by Mistake

You can format a micro SD card in different devices, so probably you will mistakenly format your SanDisk 32GB micro SD card in many situations.

  • You may accidentally format your SanDisk 32GB micro SD card when press the wrong button on your digital camera.
  • You may intentionally format your micro SD card 32GB in your mobile phone when the memory card is nearly full.
  • You may mistakenly format your 32GB SanDisk micro SD card when you choose the Format option on your computer.

In all these situations, data can still be recovered from the 32GB SanDisk micro SD card before you write new data to the card.

Format SanDisk Micro SD Card due to Virus Infection

When a micro SD card is infected with virus, some people would like to format the card to delete and erase the virus. As a matter of fact, in many situations, formatting cannot help erase virus completely, but it can erase all files from the micro SD card.

Therefore, if your SanDisk 32GB micro SD card is attacked by virus, the first thing you need to do is not to format the card. Instead, you should copy all important files off from the micro SD card. Once you realize that your micro SD card is infected with virus, you should check if files inside the card are still accessible.

When the data is backed up, you can run anti-virus software to erase virus from the card. And finally, you can try to format the card.

Also read: remove virus from memory card

When micro SD card is infected with virus, formatting the easies way to make your memory card work after formatting it.


Question: How to recover photos from formatted sandisk ultra 32gb classs 10 micro sd card?

Answer: Free sandisk sd card format reocovery tool iCare Recovery Pro would help restore images from formatted sandisk sd card if images were not overwritten by new video or files after the format, ie no new photos were taken after the sandisk sd card format. Then it would be almost a 100% success of format recovery. If not, some lost images would be restored as corrupted since they were partially overwritten by new files.

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