7 Tips To Easily Recover Data From SD Card Formatted As Internal Storage

There are times when users set the SD card in the smartphone as the internal storage device which is kind of a naïve move but when you do so, the SD card gets encrypted, and eventually, you can’t use it on other devices. So, overall all your data is at risk if you pull the memory card out and even you can lose all the data permanently.

Recover Data From SD Card Formatted As Internal Storage

And the data in the SD card eventually becomes in-accessible in all the other devices. So, in the article below there will be few tips to Recover Data From SD Card Formatted As Internal Storage by using a few third party apps and so on.

Recover Data From SD Card Formatted As Internal Storage

In this article, I will be going to show you a few legit methods to Recover Data From SD Card Formatted As Internal Storage within minutes. 

Recovering Videos & Photos

First of all download an app in your device “Files Go” and make sure you have a different device to transfer all the videos and photos to another device.

Once you have transferred all the videos and photos from your device to another one, now you can easily disable the option of format SD card as internal storage without losing any data. Now, just transfer back all the data from another device to yours.

If you don’t have an alternate device or so then head on to the next Method.

Cloud Services To Recover Data 

Basically, cloud service is a virtual storage unit where you can easily store all the videos and photos or any content by uploading the content into the cloud storage.

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You can use “Google Drive” or “Drop-box” to upload all the data and in future you can also retrieve the data anytime anywhere by downloading. The uploading limit is decent but if you are planning to upload on a larger scale then you will have to pay the respective service provider which is fair enough.

Once you are done uploading, you can now easily make sure that you have a backup of data and can access it on any device by just logging in to the service provider’s app.

Back-up Your Photos

When it comes to photos just download the app from Google i.e. “Google Photos” or it might be pre-installed on your phone which is kind of obvious.

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All you have to do is turn the Back-up and Sync option “ON” for all the photos and with time it will automatically take back-up of all the photos and videos you click or present in the device. 

Further you can access the photos and media contents from any device after logging in to the particular account on any device. 

Back-up & Recover Contacts

Here also you will have to download an app from Google i.e. “Contacts”.

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Just download the app from Play Store, then Log In and now just sync the contacts from the device to the drive and you can access it whenever or whichever device you want to. 

So, now you can easily disable the option to format the SD card as internal memory after you have backed-up most of your essential data in the SD card.

Back-up & Recover Whatsapp DATA

So, when you turn the option for turning the SD card for internal storage on then it automatically acts as a storage for apps like WhatsApp which is quite obvious but you can also take back-up of all data by storing it in Drive. As we already know photos and videos can be backed-up to the drive or Photos app directly.

Following are the steps to back-up media and chats into the drive:

  1. Open Whatsapp
  2. Head on to the settings gear
  3. Click on “Chats” then click on “Chat Back-up”
  4. Then, choose the Google Account 
  5. Then, click on “Back-up” button
  6. And you are done

Now, you can access all the Whatsapp data even after you have taken out the SD card which was formatted as internal storage. 

Move Apps From SD CARD To Internal Storage

So, after you have formatted the SD card into internal storage. Once you pull the memory card out all the app data will be erased and eventually you will have to do install and log-in again.

But all you have to do to avoid this is move the app into the internal storage and just rest assured. If you don’t have enough storage on your device then you can also look for the next step.

Backup & Restore Apps

In this method you will have to download and app “Backup and Restore”. 

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Basically, this app will convert all the installed software into APKs which you can store in any other device or also transfer to another device through Files Go. And install all the apps back in the phone. But make sure to back up the data because in this method you will only back-up the APKs on the data in it.

What to do to fix SD card formatted as internal storage

So, once you have backed-up all the data from your device. All you have to do is insert the particular memory card in the computer system and format the SD card and you are done.

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Steps:

  1. Insert the SD card in the system
  2. Open “This PC” look for the particular disk
  3. Right click on it then click on “Format”
  4. Then click on “Start”
  5. And you are done

So, this will just de-encrypt all the encryptions by the internal storage format and you can use the SD card just like the other normal ones.

Now, make sure to install, log-in, and download all the backed-up required data from the cloud or whichever method you’ve used to take the back-up of the data. In these ways, you can Recover Data From SD Card Formatted As Internal Storage. Additionally, One can also try third-party apps like Recoverit and try to get your data back.

FAQs

How to recover data from SD card formatted as internal storage?

One can use apps like Google Drive or Dropbox to take back-up of the entire data in the SD card without any hassle. A good internet will hardly take an hour or two to take the back-up of the whole.

Is it possible to recover data from a formatted sd card?

No, it is not possible once, you have formatted the SD card manually. But, if the SD card is corrupted or if it has encountered a systematic error then eventually data can be recovered by using some of the 3rd party tools. 
You can check out our other articles related to SD card corruption and Back-up to follow up the process thoroughly.

How to recover deleted files from sd card?

You can use apps like RECOVERIT and other recovery apps to give it a shot. 

Conclusion

Hence, if you are one of the users facing issues regarding Recover Data SD Card Formatted As Internal Storage and if these tips helped you to successfully back-up all the data and overcome the issue of SD card then do share it with your friends and family.

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Shreyash Pradhan
Staff writer at Technical Jayendra & loves to do software and apps reviews, how-to tech posts, and comparison post.
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