Last updated on 17/01/2017
Question: How to recover files from memory card when it has not formatted error or memory card in RAW filesystem and shows 0 byte space, but chkdsk is unable to repair the card?
Solution: Try iCare Data Recovery to restore files from memory card which requires formatting by using the Deep Scan Recovery option of this software.
Download iCare Data Recovery Pro to restore files from memory card when it shows not formatted error. Use the software to deep scan it to search all inaccessbile data.
Download free and install the program on your PC. Connect your external drive to a Windows PC and run iCare to search lost files.
Tips: Do not do any operation to the memory card once it has error. Use read-only software like iCare Data Recovery to scan data from the memory card. It is read-only and won't touch the inside data.
Step1. Download iCare Data Recovery, install it on your PC and then connect your memory card to PC
Step2. Choose file types you want to recover and then select memory card and then wait.
Step3. Save found files from the memory card. Save the found data to your computer hard drive or external hdd.
When memory card says not formatted error, you had better not format it before getting everything you need. If you have mistakenly clicked Yes to format it, you should remember not to write new data to the formatted card. iCare Data Recovery is only available for data recovery from your memory card before it is overwritten by new data.
Download the software now to recover inaccessible files when you receive not formatted error message on any memory card like SD, XD, CF, etc.
The drive is not formatted, do you want to format it now? - when this comes to a memory card other than some hard disk drive, things are the same. You can restore files under such case even you clicked YES and reformatted the memory. Here are some users that has memory card not formatted error:
When your card has not formatted error, it could come up with the following error and its file system turns to RAW.
When you see the message showing in the picture, the best time to follow the advice to format the unformatted card is after file recovery using a data recovery tool. As long as all data has been restored, you can format the memory card in any device that supports the card.
PC reports it failed to format the RAW memory card? When seeing the similar message, many people have doubt in following questions:
1. Why operation failed while formatting a memory card?
Are you surprised why the memory card failed to be formatted by WIndows or other devices? This is a complex problem might be caused by different reasons. E.g. memory card contains virus which lead the card not to be formatted. Or the card is damaged and stops working on any device.
2. My memory card is not formatting wirte protected
Many memory cards have a write-protection switch on it, you may fail to format a memory card that is write-protected. Therefore, check and switch off the write-protection on your memory card and then try to reformat it again. Sometimes, virus infection may lead a memory card to be write-protected too.
3. How to repair a memory card that cannot be formatted?
How to fix memory card without formatting? Another article on this site shares details on how to fix the problem when PC cannot format a raw memory card, so please read it - Memory card cannot be formatted by Windows >>