Recover Photos from Formatted XQD Card

Jean updated on Jul 12, 2019 to Storage Media Recovery | How-to Articles


With the popularity of XQD memory card among digital cameras and camcorders, the demand for XQD card data recovery is rapidly increasing. Here, you will get to know EaseUS XQD card data recovery software, and how it is competitive to recover photos, audio clips, and videos from a formatted XQD card in Windows and Mac.

XQD, as a successor to the CompactFlash card, is designed to take advantage of the blazing fast read/write speed and high capacity storage. Plus the price drops year by year, it has been the second-to-none memory card choice for a high-definition digital camera and a high-resolution camcorder of many brands (Nikon, Canon, Sony...) and models.

Reasons for XQD Card Formatted

XQD G series and M series are most commonly seen, both can help store large volume pictures and video recordings. As a digital storage device that is portable, it cannot escape from common data loss issues. Daily use of the memory card exposes different levels of images loss and corruption, particularly through a quick format. No matter it's by accident or on purpose.

1. Memory card errors that need formatting

For example, most Canon camera users report when they turn on the camera, they received an error message:" card cannot be accessed. Reinsert/change the card or format card with camera." This is a frequently happening error that suggests the card is corrupted, and you need to format it to restore it normal to use.

And there is the other case, to make the XDQ card go compatible with a camera, you must format it with a proper file system.

2. Misoperation on the camera

As most digital cameras have a 'format' option, any careless operation by touching this option could result in complete data loss. 

XQD Memory Card Data Recovery Software

With the popularity of XQD memory card among digital cameras and camcorders, the demand for XQD card data recovery is rapidly increasing. Apart from the above-mentioned formatted data recovery demands, many people are making mistakes even at the moment. Here, you will get to know EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, a reliable yet powerful XQD card data recovery software, and how it is competitive to recover photos, audio clips, and videos from a formatted XQD card in Windows and Mac.

Supports a total of 2GB files recovery

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard has a free version that allows for a 2GB file recovery on both Windows and Mac. It uncovers all the data scan, preview, and recover features. Such permission will greatly help you decide whether to continue using it for more data recovery or not.

Supports over 250 types of files preview and recovery

As XQD memory card is used to store large & high definition photos and videos, it's important for the XQD card data recovery tool to scan and recover all types of RAW images.

Works on all other XQD card data recovery scenarios

  • Camera itself caused data loss, such as the low battery, frequent power surge, heavy drop or water drowning.
  • Accidentally deleted all pictures instead of a single one while previewing on the camera
  • Abrupt removal of the XQD card from camera or computer without a safe ejection.
  • Use the card across multiple digital devices, at last, infected with a virus.

How to Recover Photos from Formatted XQD Card

First, get to know some useful features when you recover deleted pictures:

  • Filter: it provides a quick way to wanted files. To find wanted pictures, choose "Graphics" in the Filter list.
  • Search: search for an exact file name or file type. For example, type .png, .jpg, .jpeg, .tif, etc. in the search box to search for the specific types of pictures.

Second, follow a detailed guide to recover deleted pictures:


Step 1: Choose a location.

Choose the drive with the correct drive letter (it can be a local disk or an external device) and click the Scan button.

select the location

Step 2: Scan the lost data.

It won't take long for EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to find deleted contents on the selected drive. Soon, the "Deleted files" result comes out. After the scan is over, there are many scan results showing up under different categories.

click scan

Step 3: Filter pictures and recover.

Use the Filter feature to quickly filter picture files from the results. Also, search for a file name and file type in the Search bar. In the end, select the wanted pictures and click the Recover button.

click recover
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)

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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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