Fix Memory Card Not Formatted, RAW SD card not formatted with 2 free ways

Last updated on May 27, 2020

Why my cellphone micro sd shows blank sd card not formatting?

micro sd card not formattedMicro sd card not formatted is a common problem that we may meet with mobile phone. The reasons that Micro sd card not formatted error occur are very complex, maybe the reading part or head of the micro sd card has been damaged, so it's not accessible, or you formatted sd card accidently or virus has attacked your Micro sd card, it doesn't work. When you turn on your cellphone or connect the tf card to your PC, there may be an error saying that micro sd card is not formatted, do you want to format it now?

This not formatting error may happen to the following types of sd card on phone/camera:

  1. SanDisk sd/microsd, Samsung sd/microsd, Lexar sdhc, sdxc, PNY sd card, Sony sd/microsd card, Silicon Power sd, Transcend sd/sdxc card
  2. Amplim memory card, Estone sd card, MiniMicro, Polaroid memory card, Beeway memory card sd/sdxc, miniSD etc.

How to recover data from SD card not formatting error

In this situation, you can perform free micro SD card RAW format recovery by relying on the data recovery software.

Free Software to Fix Corrupted Micro SD Card Not Formatted/blank asks formatting (386 users' review)

Download iCare Data Recovery Pro Free Edition to rescue files from damaged/corrupted micro sd card, or any kind of memory card and save data on to your PC disk or backup digital media for completely FREE if data is within 1GB.

iCare Data Recovery software is a free micro SD card recovery program which can recover files from SD card that shows not formatted error. It helps perform micro SD card not formatted error recovery in Windows 10, XP, Windows 7/8 and Windows Vista.

Recover files from SD card not formatted error

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Steps to Recover Files from unformatted micro SD tf card in raw file system

Step1. Download iCare Pro and Connect the unformatted micro SD card to PC via card reader(required). Run iCare Data Recovery to select deep scan recovery module.

select recovery
Step2. Choose the micro SD card and then the software will begin to search files.

select drive
Step3. Preivew and select the lost files.

recover files

2 Free ways to format/repair damaged micro sd card

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After you recovered the data, you can try some solutions here to fix the not formatted error on micro SD card.

Solution 1: repair damaged micro sd card which is blank and reports unknown file system with windows built-in error-checking tool.

You may right click the property of your sd card on your PC, and then find "Property" -> "Tools" -> "Error-checkng"

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Solution 2: repair/format RAW Micro SD card using CMD

Attach the micro SD card to Windows computer > click Start button > Run > type CMD > enter Diskpart in cmd > list disk > select disk > clean > create partition primary > Active > format fs=fat32 label= "label of raw microsd" quick

Or you can format the raw sd card into FAT32 or NTFS as following steps:

Step1: Run CMD.

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Step2: Type“format l: /fs:ntfs”(l is the drive letter of your raw hard drive)

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