How to Recover Photos after Formatting?

Updated on June 10, 2021

Have you formatted your photos accidentally? It's no doubt that you might think the photos stored on a hard drive, SD card, mobile phone, etc. are completely wiped out after the format. Fortunately, you can recover your formatted photos back with Remo Photo Recovery Software effortlessly. Download the Photo Recovery Program for free to recover photos from your formatted device with ease.

One of the common mistakes that most people commit is not creating a backup before formatting and then regret later losing the data. It is more disheartening if the lost files are your personal photos. As these photos cannot be recreated like other files, the only way to get back those photos is to restore them. But, the question is how to recover photos from the formatted drive or phone? The following section will explain to you how.

Can photos be recovered after formatting?

Yes, you can recover your photos even after formatting. The fact is that once you format the storage device, only the file system is replaced with a new one but the data remains untouched. Since the file system acts as an interface between the photos and the Operating System and it stores the information about all the contents of the drive. Hence, formatting the drive with a new file system makes the files stored on the drive inaccessible. Nevertheless, those formatted photos can be easily recovered.

IMPORTANT: So, if you want to recover your photos after formatting the mobile phone, camera, SD card or any other storage device, then immediately stop using the drive to avoid overwriting the files. The sooner you act on recovering the photos, more is the probability of a successful recovery.

Since it is impossible to manually recover the formatted photos, you need a trusted data recovery software such as Remo Photo Recovery to restore the lost photos. Remo has a dedicated photo recovery option that can easily detect almost all photo formats and flawlessly recovers them. In the following section, you will find instructions on how to recover formatted photos using Remo.

How to Restore Formatted Photos?

Download and install Remo Recover software on your computer. After completion of the installation process, launch the software. Now, by following these steps you can recover photos after format:

  • Select Recover Photos option from the main screen.
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  • Select the formatted hard drive, SD card or the drive that is designated to the formatted device on your PC. Once you have selected the drive from which you want to recover photos and click on Scan option.
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  • After completion of scanning process, view recovered pictures using Preview option and save required files to any desired location.
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Remo Photo Recovery - Free Tool to Recover Photos after Formatting..!

Remo Recover is the best Photo Recovery tool that will easily retrieve pictures from formatted hard drives, memory cards, pen drives, USB flash drives, and other mass storage devices. Its amazing scanning mechanism scrutinizes the entire formatted drive to find lost pictures in the least possible time and retrieves them without altering the folder structure.

Remo Photo Recovery software will recover jpeg files, PNG, TIFF, BMP, GIF files and various other image formats including RAW photos captured from digital cameras. You can actually filter the recovery process with its “Select File Type” option and choose only the required type of file and only those ignoring the rest can be recovered. In addition to format recovery, the tool even helps to restore videos from a formatted SD card, corrupted SD cards, memory cards, CF cards, XD cards etc. in a safe way.

Scenarios that result in formatting your storage drive:

  • You might accidentally format a drive or partition which contains important photo files instead of an unwanted one. This results in the loss of all pictures stored in that partition/drive
  • While previewing pictures on camera, you accidentally format the memory card instead of performing some other task, due to which photos get erased from it
  • Sometimes, when you try to access your storage drive/device, you may encounter error messages like "The disk in the drive is not formatted, Do you want to format it now?". In such circumstances, you are forced to format the device, and you are unable to backup your data.

In all the above-mentioned instances, Remo Recover software helps you to retrieve entire formatted pictures, videos, audio files, documents, excel sheets, and other data from formatted phones or drive. Also, with this program, you can recover formatted SD cards, hard drives, camera cards, etc. in an easy manner. Its simple interface enables an easy recovery process for any sort of user.

Remo Photo Recovery also Comes Handy in these data loss scenarios -

  • Recover deleted or lost photos from SD cards or memory cards of any brand
  • To restore RAW files from any camera brand including Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Fujifilm, Olympus and more
  • You can even recover permanently deleted photos, videos, files
  • To retrieve photos, videos lost after system restore, computer crash, etc. on both Windows and Mac OS including Windows 10, macOS Big Sur, Catalina, and their earlier versions.
  • It is useful to recover photos from a formatted partition of various types like FAT 16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS 5, etc. with ease

Precautionary Measures to Prevent Accidental Format:

  • Backup important photos on a regular basis so that you can restore them during unfortunate incidents
  • Check properly before formatting / reformatting a drive so that you don’t choose a wrong drive
  • After formatting drive / partition, do not write new data onto it

Additional Information: Click to learn how to get back MOV files from a formatted sd card using Remo Photo Recovery tool.

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