Are you suffering from data loss when you accidentally formatted your SanDisk iXpand flash drive? Take it easy now! In this post, MiniTool Partition Wizard provides a detailed guide to getting back data from your formatted iXpand flash drive.

When Do You Need to Format SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive?

SanDisk iXpand is a useful storage device that can help you transfer data between iPhone/iPad and computer easily. So, many people who both have iPhones and Windows PCs use it to transfer their data.

Sometimes, you may format the SanDisk iXpand drive in these situations:

  • You accidentally formatted the SanDisk iXpand flash drive.
  • The SanDisk iXpand is attacked by viruses or malware and shows a not-formatted error.
  • The SanDisk iXpand suddenly becomes raw and asks for reformatting.
  • The file system of SanDisk iXpand is corrupt due to unknown reasons.

Formatting the SanDisk iXpand drive will delete data stored on it. But you may want to recover these data sometimes. If so, just continue reading and then you can get a full guide on recovering data from formatted iXpand flash drive.

If you want to use the SanDisk iXpand flash drive on both PC/Mac computers and iPhones, you must format it as FAT32 only. Otherwise, you may have trouble transferring files between them.

Can You Restore Data from Formatted iXpand Flash Drive?

Please do not write any new files to the formatted iXpand flash drive if you want to retrieve the lost data, as doing this may overwrite the files that have been lost. 

Can you restore data from formatted iXpand flash drive? Yes, you can. If you have a backup, you can recover the lost data from the backup. If not, you can use MiniTool Partition Wizard to help you get the lost data back. It provides the Data Recovery feature to help you do data recovery to get all the lost data back and the Partition Recovery feature to help you recover the lost partitions.

Besides, this professional and multifunctional partition manager can also be used to partition hard drive, convert MBR to GPT,  migrate OS to SSD without reinstalling OS,  format USB to FAT32, check for disk errors, change cluster size, rebuild MBR, set partitions as logical/primary, and more.

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How to Restore Data from Formatted iXpand Flash Drive?

How to restore data from formatted iXpand flash drive with MiniTool Partition Wizard? Here is the guide:

Step 1. Click the Download button to get the MiniTool Partition Wizard installation package. Then follow the on-screen instructions to install it on your PC.

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Step 2. Launch it into its main interface and click the Data Recovery option from the top toolbar. Next, select the partition of the formatted SanDisk iXpand flash drive, and then click Scan.

select the partition you want to recover and click Scan

Step 3. While the program scans your disk, you can preview the files and click pause or stop when you find what you need. Here are some of the tools that can assist you:

The Search and Filter features are only available after the scanning process is complete. During scanning, they will be grayed out and unusable.
  • Path: All lost files in this tab are listed in the order of directory structure. 
  • Type: All lost files in this tab are classified by types. 
  • Search: You can find files by their names. 
  • Filter: You can filter the files by File Type, Date Modified, File Size, and File Category
  • Preview: You can preview up to 70 kinds of files, but you need to install a package first.  
wait for the recovery process to complete

Step 4. Once done, tick the files you want to recover and click Save. Choose a safe location to save the recovered files and click OK.

Please do not save recovered files to the original drive, because this may also overwrite lost data.
choose a location to save the recovered files

How to Prevent SanDisk iXpand Data Loss?

It is important to remember that there is always a possibility of data recovery failure. Therefore, to avoid data loss, it is highly recommended to create a backup of your important data.

To do the backup, I recommend MiniTool ShadowMaker for you. It can help you back up your data safely. To know more about how to use it to back up data, refer to this post: How to Back up Disk with MiniTool ShadowMaker on Windows 11/10/8.

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Have A Try Now

Here comes the end of this post. We provide a detailed guide to help you recover files from formatted SanDisk iXpand flash drive. If you also lost your data, you can have a try now.

Besides, if you have difficulty using MiniTool Partition Wizard, contact us via [email protected], and then we will back to you as soon as possible.

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