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Data Recovery off Toshiba TF Card That Needs to Be Formatted

"Well, my phone says no memory card when I inserted my 2GB Toshiba TF card in it and Windows system says memory card needs to be formatted before I can use it when I connected the card to my computer. Going to Disk Management, system also reports the same not formatted error message when I try to open the TF card. I have searched online about the TF card not formatted error problem, and most people say that I can format the card to fix the error and then run a data recovery program to restore lost files from the formatted card. I have not formatted my card yet, because I am not sure if I can get back lost files after formatting. Can you tell me what should I do?"

"My Toshiba TF card changes to RAW file system and requires formatting on Nikon digital camera. Windows XP system reports the same error problem when the card is connected to my computer. So I want to look for a way to extract files off the unformatted TF card."

Solution - Data Recovery off Unformatted TF Card

Probably, the TF card is corrupted or has an incompatible file system when it shows not formatted error. In this situation, the best way to extract files off the card is to rely on the read-only data recovery software - iCare Data Recovery to scan data for free. This data recovery software a read-only tool that provides a safe way to scan the unformatted TF card and help find out files stored on the card and finally enables you to recover the found files. With this software, you can restore data off Toshiba TF card and other brands of TF card such as PNY, Lexar, Transcend, SanDisk, etc. All types of files like pictures, videos, music, etc can be restored with help of this data recovery software.

Steps to Restore Data When Toshiba TF Card Requires ReFormatting

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Step1. Insert the unformatted TF card to a card reader and plug it to your computer. Download and install the software on the computer. Finally, you can run the software and choose a recovery module.

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Step2. You need to choose the unformatted TF card as scanning device so that the software can scan. You just need to wait when the software is scanning.

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Step3. You are allowed to preview some found files after scanning. Then, you can choose the files lost from the TF card and recover them.

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What to Do Toshiba TF Card Requires ReFormatting

When your Toshiba TF card requires reformatting whether on electronic device like digital camera, mobile phone or computer, you should stop using the card. If the card is still inserted in your camera or phone, you should connect it to your computer through a card reader. Then, you can open Disk Management and right click the TF card to check if the status of the card is healthy. If the status of the TF card is healthy, you have a good chance to recover pictures from memory card when memory card needs format. In this situation, what you should do is to run the data recovery software to perform data recovery. Remember never reformat the TF card before all files can be restored. Then, you can for the TF card to fix the error.

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Similar Error on Toshiba TF Card and Other Memory Card

Cannot read even a single file when Toshiba TF card reports not formatted error? Here are some similar errors that can occur on Toshiba TF card and other types of memory card, which will also prevent you from accessing any data on the card:
1. Card is not recognized / detected
Have you ever met the problem that TF card cannot be recognized or detected? When you insert the card in your camera or phone, it says no card inserted. When you plug the card to your computer or laptop, the card cannot show up in "My Computer".
2. Access to TF card is denied
When trying to access TF card, you may receive message like memory card is not accessible, access is denied. When receiving such kind of message, you cannot access any file from the card, either.
3. More other error messages
When a TF card is not accessible, you may receive more other error messages like "card not initialized", "card cannot be read", etc.
If you receive any of the similar error messages, you can use the data recovery software to restore data off the inaccessible TF card. What is more, the data recovery software also supports other types of memory card such as SD card, mini SD card, MMC card, SDXC, SDHC, XD card and CF card and so on.

Use Compact Flash Card Properly to Avoid Card Error

1. Card error can occur on a compact flash card due to virus infection, so you should use your TF card properly to protect it from being attacked by virus or Trojan.
2. You may run into TF card not formatted error if you often remove your card improperly. It is highly recommended you not to remove your TF card in the data transferring or writing process.
3. You should always disconnect your TF card from computer safely. If you want to take a TF card out of a camera or mobile phone, you should switch off the device first of all.

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