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FAQ: SD card not formatted

Question: What shall I do when the computer reads "sd card not formatted, do you want to format it now"?

Solution: Retrieve data with iCare Data Recovery when SD card requires formatting

When SD memory card requires formatting on digital camera or PC, what you can do is never to format the sd card when you have many pictures that you never want to lose.

Formatted SD card and need a recovery, try iCare Data Recovery - "Format Recovery" wizard to get photos back;

Not formatted sd card and also need a recovery, try iCare Data Recovery - "Deep Scan Recovery" wizard to get photos out of the sd card at first.


Tutorial: How to retrieve data from formatted drive

This is a FAQ about sd card not formatted.

Question by Partick Williams in Jan. 2, 2010

Hi iCare recovery guys, my sd card encounters problems when I trying to open it on my Dell Notebook. It says "sd card not formatted". I have a toshiba 1 gb memory card I use in my Canon digital camera. I have put it in my computer recently to get the pictures off of it. And to put on my computer. But when I go into my computer, it says. "Removable Disk the disk drive F is not formatted. Do you want to format it now? yes or no?"

I have been able to get photos off it it before. This just recently started happening. Anyway to get my photos off of it other than using the cable? because I do not have the cable with me right now I am not at home. I was wondering whether formatting the sd card would erase my photos or not. I do not want to lose them. But in a month of hesitation I suddenly mistakenly chose yes to format the sd card, and now the card is during the process of formatting. I am wonderring if it there is any solution for corrupted SD card recovery. Please help.


If you formatted the card when SD card reports not formatted error message, you can take photos back with iCare Data Recovery "Format Recovery", and even though you did not format the sd card, you can still take them back with iCare Data Recovery "Deep Scan Recovery".

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Solution for SD Card Requires Formatting

An SD card will ask for formatting when its file system is corrupted due to virus infection, bad sectors or other reasons. When an SD card requires formatting on digital camera, cell phone or computer, it is recommended you not to format the card before data recovery. Although formatting does not erase all data completely, you may lose the best chance to unformat SD card and recover lost files if you mistakenly write new data to the card after formatting.

iCare Data Recovery software works as a free memory card deleted photo retriever program to restore data after formatting SD card or other kinds of memory card.

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After data recovery, you can format the SD card to fix its error.

Windows failed to format SD Card

An SD card can be used in different devices. Usually, an SD card whose capacity is less than 32GB should be formatted to FAT32 file system and SD card that is larger than 32GB can be formatted to NTFS file system. It might become incompatible with some device if you format it with improper file system. Or sometimes, SD card may fail to be formatted.

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