How to Recover Data from FAT32 SD Card

Deleted files from FAT32 SD card? Relax! Just download and apply FAT32 data recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to effectively perform FAT32 file recovery on your SD card within 3 simple steps now.

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I have a 4GB FAT32 SD card with some family pictures on it. When I double click the SD card in Windows, an error occurs. It says the card needs to be formatted. Before I could figure out what's going on there, abruptly, I click yes, and everything now gets removed. I need to recover files from FAT32 SD card, do you have any suggestion?

Overview of FAT32 File Recovery

SD cards of many popular brands, such as Samsung, SanDisk, PNY, Transcend, Sony, Kingston, Lexar, and Toshiba, facilitate our life and work by adding extra storage capacity, universally from 2GB to 64GB. SD cards are using the FAT32 file system, and we can use them on PCs, cameras, smartphones, game consoles, etc.

Be careful while using FAT32 SD cards. As the scenario presented above, the memory card can turn bad or corrupted. The FAT32 file system may become RAW. Once SD card becomes RAW, it indicates there is no file system on it. To bring it back to normal, it has to be reformatted to FAT32 on a Windows-based computer. In this case, you'll lose all data on the memory card.

How to Recover Data from A Bad FAT32 SD Card

Besides, accidental deletion, formatting, virus infection and other threats attack will risk contents on the SD card. Most of the cases require an instant FAT32 SD card data recovery solution. Here you need to learn how to recover data files on FAT32 SD card after accidents with free memory card recovery software. EaseUS disk data recovery software ranks to the top list for the following highlights:


Easy Operation:

It only takes three steps to recover lost data. You do not need to have the technical background


Wide Compatibility:

Fully supports FAT32/16/12, NTFS, EXT2/3, HFS+, ReFS.


High Quality:

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard promises high quality of data recovery. It can fully scan the drive and will not bring any damage to the original data.


Supports 250+ Files:

Recover all types of lost files: photos, documents, videos, audio, emails, compressed files, etc.

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Recover FAT32 SD card data all by yourself now:

Step 1. Select the partition to scan

Launch EaseUS data recovery software, select the existing partition where stored the lost files and click "Scan".

find the existing partition

Step 2. Check the scanning results

When the scan completes, you can apply the "Filter" feature or the "Search files or folders" button to find the lost files on the existing drive.

scan the existing partition

Step 3. Recover wanted data

Select all desired data and click "Recover" to restore files from existing partitions. Do not save the files to the partition where you lost the data.

Save found partition data

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Author Jean has been writing tech articles since she was graduated from university. She has been part of the EaseUS team for over 5 years. Her special focuses are data recovery, disk partitioning, data space optimization, data backup and Mac OS. By the way, she's an aviation fan!

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