How to Recover Video from Formatted SD Card

I tried to recover a full SD card, which was formatted in the camera by accident before being transferred, but we didn't shoot any new material on it. Do you have any thoughts on a possible solution? Should I consider the files gone, or is there a fix?

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Brithny· Answered on May 16, 2023

You can recover video files from formatted SD card if you didn't write any new data on it. Why? Formatting the SD card doesn't mean erasing the data on this SD card, and it only breaks the data structure of your video files, so if you accidentally format SD card in camera, the data remains on your SD card, and you can recover them from the formatted SD card with data recovery software as long as you don't overwrite the data with new content.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is a handy and effective data recovery tool that can recover various file types under different situations, including SD card format recovery, external hard drive corruption recovery, etc.

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Follow the steps below to recover formatted video files from your SD card:

Step 1. Install and open EaseUS data recovery software on your computer.

Step 2. Insert the formatted SD card into the card reader to read the SD card content, and then connect the card reader to the computer's interface.

Step 3. Select the formatted SD card and click 'Scan' to view all video files stored on the SD card.

Step 4. Choose all the video files you want to restore by clicking 'Recover' and save them to a safe location.

In addition, EaseUS data recovery software has a preview function, which helps users clear what the deleted or lost data is and decide whether to recover it. After scanning your formatted SD card, you can select one of the videos you are unsure about and click 'Preview' to view its original video before formatting the SD card.

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Use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover deleted or lost files easily and quickly.

Tutorials on how to recover lost, deleted, or formatted data from HDD, SSD, USB, SD card, or other storage media on Windows and Mac.

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