Xiaomi Phone Reports Unformatted Error on Memory Card

"My Xiaomi phone reports unformatted error on memory card and disables me to access any file from the memory card. The memory card still worked normally just now and I stored many pictures to this memory card. However, memory card says unformatted when I reboot my Xiaomi phone after a sudden power off. What should I do to fix the unformatted error on my memory card for Xiaomi mobile phone? Is there any way to get back lost files off an unformatted memory card?"

"Hello! I received an unformatted error on my memory card in Xiaomi smartphone. When I wanted to access the memory card to copy some files, my Xiaomi smartphone says memory card is not formatted. Can you tell me why my memory card shows such an error message? Can I format the unformatted memory card on my Xiaomi mobile phone without losing any data?"

What can you do to fix memory card unformatted error without losing any file on Xiaomi mobile phone? First of all, you should stop using the memory card. Then, you can use a data recovery program to extract all previous inaccessible data off the unformatted memory card. In order to fix the unformatted error, you can format memory card after recovering all needed files. In this article, we will share a data recovery tool to help recover data from unformatted memory card and.

Data Recovery When Xiaomi Phone Says Unformatted Error on Memory Card

When a memory card is not accessible on your Xiaomi mobile phone due to unformatted error, you can use data recovery software like iCare Data Recovery. It is a read-only data recovery tool, which is able to work on any type of memory card when it reports unformatted error on Xiaomi mobile phone or other devices. You can make use of this data recovery software to retrieve files like images, videos, music, etc when Xiaomi mobile phone reports unformatted error and does not allow you to open the memory card. This software supports different types of memory card like SD, micro SD, mini SD, SDHC, SDXC, etc from SanDisk, Toshiba, Transcend, Sony, Samsung, Lexar, PNY and more.

Steps for Xiaomi Phone Unformatted Memory Card Recovery

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Preparation: Free download and install iCare Data Recovery on a Windows computer. Connect the unformatted memory card to this computer and launch the data recovery software.

Step1. You need to select a proper scan mode after running the software.

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Step2. Choose the memory card as aim disk and then wait the software to scan it to search lost files.

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Step3. Preview lost files after scanning and then save the lost data to another drive.

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Why Cannot You Format Memory Card When Xiaomi Smartphone Shows Unformatted Error?

In most case, you are able to fix unformatted error after formatting memory card in your Xiaomi mobile phone or computer. Therefore, many people think that they should format the memory card first of all in order to get back all inaccessible data? However, why do we recommend you not to format the memory card before recovering data? Well, when you format a memory card, it is able to fix the unformatted error, but it will also erase everything from the memory card too. Although formatting does not erase all data completely and permanently, you cannot ensure that you will not mistakenly write new data to the memory card after formatting. If you write any new data to the memory card after formatting, the previous data might be overwritten and become unrecoverable. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to perform data recovery from memory card first of all.

Reasons for Xiaomi Cell Phone Memory Card Unformatted Error

When Xiaomi cell phone is unable to recognize the file system of memory card, it might report unformatted error because it wants to ask you to format the memory card to a file system that is able to be recognized by the phone. Usually, memory card shows RAW file system when you get unformatted error message on your phone or computer. Below are some possible reasons for Xiaomi cell phone memory card unformatted error:

1. If a memory card contains bad sectors, your mobile phone might shows unformatted error on the card when you want to read or write data.
2. Xiaomi mobile phone will say unformatted error on a memory card when it is infected with virus.
3. Memory card is corrupted due to improper operation.
4. More other reasons

Those are some possible (but not all) reasons that may result in unformatted error on a memory card. You should try your best to protect your memory card from suffering such kind of problem in order to avoid unformatted error. You may receive an unformatted error on a memory card either in your Xiaomi cell phone or computer, but you can only perform unformatted memory card data recovery on Windows computer by using iCare Data Recovery.

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