"My Toshiba micro SD card was inserted to my mobile phone when I receive the not formatted error message. My mobile phone says that micro SD card needs to be reformatted. Without other choice, I can only format the micro SD card. Mobile phone says that format is successfully, but I received the same error message when I tried to open the micro SD card. Then, I plug the micro SD card to my computer through a card reader, and Windows reports the same message that SD card is not formatted. This time when I formatted the micro SD card on my computer, I receive a message that Windows was unable to complete the format. Here is my problem, can you give me any help to fix the error and recover inaccessible files on the unformatted micro SD card?"
Many people know that format process will erase the micro SD card, but they have no idea what to do except to formatting the card when receiving not formatted error message. They are still hopeful for successful data recovery after formatting the micro SD card. Now, no matter you have formatted your micro SD card or not, the most important thing is that you should stop writing any data to the card and then you can rely on iCare Data Recovery Pro, the read-only data recovery software to extract all files from the micro SD card. With the data recovery software, you can quickly scan the micro SD card and search for files stored on the card. This software can not support Toshiba micro SD card, but also support other brands of memory card and storage media when you run into unformatted error problem.
Step1. Connect the Toshiba micro SD card to computer. Download and install the data recovery software. Then, you can run the software and choose a recovery module.
Step2. Choose the micro SD card and let the software scan. Then, you only need to wait when the software is scanning.
Step3. You can preview the found files when scanning is finished. Then, you can select the files lost from the micro SD card and save them to a different place.
Toshiba micro SD card requires formatting on mobile phone or computer when you have stored lots of important files on it? The micro SD card changes its file system to RAW when checking it Properties in My Computer and under Disk Management? Micro SD card cannot be formatted when you format it on your mobile phone or computer? Well, when micro SD card reports not formatted error, you may encounter a series of related problem. So, it is not strange that you feel upset and worried when running into the problem.
When the micro SD card reports not formatted error, usually the memory card will has RAW file system. As you know, formatting process can change the RAW file system to FAT32, so some people will format the unformatted micro SD card directly when receiving the message. Then, can you format it or not?
It bothers lots of people because they do not know whether you can format the micro SD card when getting unformatted error and micro SD card shows RAW file system. Well, formatting will erase everything on the card, but the data doesn’t get lost permanently. In another word, you still have chance to restore lost files after formatting an unformatted card. However, you may put the original data in danger if you add some new data to the micro SD card after formatting. Therefore, if you don’t have any backup of important data on this micro SD card, the first thing you should do is to restore data but not to format the card.
When you are still doubtful whether you can format the micro SD card, you may meet another problem that the card cannot be formatted. If so, you may be quite familiar with the message like Windows was unable to complete the format or the format did not complete successfully. It is difficult to say why you cannot format the micro SD card. Probably, your micro SD card is infected with virus, or you micro SD card has bad sectors. This is also the reason why we advise you to perform data recovery before formatting the card. Imagining, if you forma the micro SD card first before getting back all important files but finally you receive message that micro SD card cannot be formatted, you may need to check bad sectors or virus on the micro SD card. Such kind of operation may cause some hurt to your micro SD card, which result in data loss forever.
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