Leica Formatted File Recovery | How to Recover Data from Leica SD Card

Brithny updated on Jul 12, 2019 to Data Recovery | How-to Articles


If you accidentally format your Leica SD card, relax. EaseUS free file recovery software can recover files from formatted Leica SD card easily. Follow the steps below and retrieve you Leica files and photos.

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What Does Format Mean

To format a drive means to prepare the chosen partition on the drive to be used by deleting all of the data1 and setting up a file system. In Windows, formatting a partition is usually done from the Disk Management tool. You can also format a drive using the format command in a command line interface like Command Prompt, or with a free disk partition software tool.

Generally, you format your Leica SD Card for the following reasons:

  • You format the SD card accidentally.
  • You receive the message - "You need to format the disk in drive before you can use it". Then you format your SD card.
  • Your SD card is infected by Virus.
  • Your SD card behaves abnormal and cannot be used.

You should be cautious when formatting anything and be sure you know what you're doing. When you format an SD card, the system will mark the space available for new data storage. The files are not gone forever unless you add new data to the SD card. That is to say, you can still recover formatted photos and other files from Leica SD.

How to Recover Files from Leica SD Card After Formatting

If you have formatted your Leica SD card, relax. You can restore lost Leica data with the help of EaseUS. EaseUS file recovery software enables you to get back all lost SD card files with simple steps.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. Select the formatted SD card and then click "Scan".

select the sd card and click scan

Step 2. Wait for EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to scan all the files on your SD card. When the scanning process has done, you can see all the formatted files from your SD card. Double-click to view the items if you need to. The "Filter" and "Search" function could do you a favor if you have difficulty in finding wanted files.

select wanted sd card files

Step 3. Choose the files you want to recover from your formatted SD card and click "Recover". Then a new window will appear in which you need to choose the location to store the files. Choose a location and click "OK".

recover data from formatted sd card
Do You Need Specialized Data Recovery Services?
You may need further help for tough data loss situations like reformatting drive, RAW disk, partition loss, repartition failures and system boot error. Consult with EaseUS Data Recovery Experts for cost-efficient one-on-one manual recovery service. They could offer the following services after FREE diagnosis:
1. Unformat the drive
2. Repair the RAID, RAW disk or operating system
3. Recover lost partition (the one that cannot be recovered by software)

Bonus Tips - Back Up Files in Advance

If you don't add new data to your SD card, there is a chance to recover files from formatted SD card. If you add new items to your SD card, your old items will be overwritten and you cannot recover data from Leica.

If you have a backup, you don't need to worry about your data. Backup is the best way to prevent data loss. For this case, you just need a proper free backup and restore software - EaseUS Todo Backup. With it, you can back up your photos and videos to your computer or another storage device easily.

To back up your SD card files with EaseUS, you just need to download it and follow the steps below:

Step 1. Open EaseUS Todo Backup and select "File Backup".

You may have a large amount of vital data to be protected as time goes on, such as documents, pictures, music, and videos, etc. It is always a good habit to have a backup on a regular basis. File Backup is one of the best choices for you to get over unexpected data loss.

click file backup to back up files

Step 2. Select the files that you want to back up.

If you just want to back up one or some specific file types from one folder, the option at top right corner can help you exclude the other files.

select the file type to back up

Step 3. Select a destination to save your backup file. You'd better create the backup file in some other storage media or in some other drive. If not, there may be a risk of the backup file getting corrupted or destroyed.

select the destination to save your backups

Advanced backup settings are useful when you want to create a flexible and automatic backup plan. 

information about advanced settings

Step 4. Click "Proceed" to execute your operation.


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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard?

"EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best we've seen. It's far from perfect, partly because today's advanced disk technology makes data-recovery more difficult than it was with the simpler technology of the past, but it's fast and efficient..."PCMag

"The first thing you'll notice about EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro is that its interface is very clear and uncluttered, with only a small collection of self-explanatory controls. You won't find lots of extra options hidden in a system of hidden menus, either; what you see really is what you get."techradar

"Recover lost files, even after deleting a partition or formatting your drive."Macworld

2. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

3. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

4. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

5. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files to better verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

6. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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