How to Recover Data from Formatted xD Card?

The term xD card stands for "Extreme Digital" card. It is type of flash memory card, which is mainly used in digital camera for storing snapped pictures. Including digital camera its usage is also common in other electronic devices such as MP3 players, mobile phones, laptops and so on. However with the wide usage of xD cards, data loss problems from these cards have also become very common. Even after following all the necessary safety measures, the day might still come where you face complete data loss from xD cards due to intentional or unintentional format.

Common reasons which made users to format their xD card:

  • Sometime instead of formatting some other external drive users accidentally quick format their xD card connected to PC and later on get worried about how to undo a quick format
  • Upgrading file system of the xD card from older to the newer one will format card and delete entire files from it.
  • Many time users format their xD card, to get rid from the errors due to viruses or malware infections.
  • Format error is another common reason which made users to format their xD card. This error message usually arises in case of drive corruption. At this stage formatting is the only option to make it accessible.

Is it possible to recover xD card after format operation?

Yes it is possible! Because whenever you format your xD card you just remove the file entries such as name, time, date, file size of the files present on it. Whereas the formatted files are still present on the card itself and can be easily retrieved back with the help of formatted drive recovery tool. But for successful recovery you need to follow one thing that you should not add any new data on your xD card after formatting it. Because new files will occupy the space of the old files and reduces the chances of recovery. If you didn’t add any new data on your xD card after formatting then there is a good chance to extract those lost data with formatted drive recovery software.

Formatted drive recovery is one of the finest tool to recover data from formatted xD card. This application is built by industry experts who have years of experience in field of data recovery. The software has the ability to recover data from corrupted SD cards without formatting them very easily. Using this tool you can even find and restore deleted music files, video clips, pictures, movies, documents on your xD card. This app even supports RAW image file recovery. Rather than xD card you can also use this utility to recover data SD card, CF card and MMC card.

Salient Features:

  • It supports recovery of data also from various other memory cards such as miniSD, miniSDHC, MicroSDHC and MicroSD cards.
  • It supports recovery of data from many other storage devices also such as external hard drives, Pen drive of various brandsc.
  • Free trial version of this tool is available, by using which individual can check the software performance.
  • By utilizing this tool you can also get back formatted partition on Windows XP, Windows Vista and all the latest versions of Windows and Mac Operating Systems
  • It even allows user to preview the recovered files before saving them.
  • This tool is not only capable to recover data from xD card, but this is also a very good tool for formatted memory Stick Pro Duo data recovery.


  • Don’t save your recovered files on the same xD card from where you are recovering it
  • Never eject your xD card drive while copying or read-write process
  • Stop using your xD card after file loss mishap
  • Maintain a backup of your xD card files

Steps to recover data from formatted xD card:

Step-1: Download and install the free version of Undo Format Tool on your system. Connect the xD card to the system. Launch the software and select Recover Partitions option from the Main screen. Then, you will see a list of available Physical and Logical drives in the system. Choose the formatted drive from where files has to be recovered and click scan button

Recover Data from Formatted xD Card - Main Screen

Step-2: Now the software scans the formatted drive to locate the files.

Recover Data from Formatted xD Card - Scanning xD Card to Recover Formatted Files

Step-3: Upon the completion of scanning process, a list of recovered files are displayed. The software allows you to view the recovered files in Data View, and File Type View.

Recover Data from Formatted xD Card - Recovered Data in Data View & File Type View

Step-4: Then, before saving the recovered files, you can preview each of the recovered file. Just right-click on the respective file, and hit Preview option to preview a file.

Recover Data from Formatted xD Card - Preview Recovered Files

Step-5: At last, if you are satisfied with the recovery results of the tool, activate the complete version of the tool, and save the recovered files at the location of your choice.

Recover Data from Formatted xD Card - Save Recovered Files

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