Camera Says Sd Card Needs Formatting in Sony Camera

"Hi! I meet a problem to access all photos because my Sony camera requires formatting memory card when I double clicked the card to open it. I did not perform any improper operation on this memory card, but why does it ask to be formatted on my Sony digital camera? Do I have any chance to restore all inaccessible photos from this memory card which requires formatting on Sony camera?"

"I cannot even use my Sony digital camera to take pictures because it said memory card needs to be formatted. When I confirmed to format the memory card, my camera says that all data will be deleted after formatting. I want to know if it is possible to fix the memory card not formatted error without deleting files from memory card."

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Do you know what to do to resolve the problem when Sony digital camera requires formatting memory card and does not allow you to read or write any data? This article will give you some help.

Steps for Sony Camera Memory Card Recovery That Needs to Format

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Preparation: Free download and install iCare Data Recovery on computer. Connect the Sony camera memory card to this computer and run the data recovery software.

Step1. Select a proper scan mode after starting the software.

select recovery mode

Step2. Choose the memory card which requires formatting and then you only need to wait patiently when the software is searching lost files.

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Step3. You can preview some found files when scanning is completed. Then, you can save all lost files to another drive.

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Can I Format SD Card That Needs Formatting in Camera

1. It is totally safe to format the sd card directly with camera when there was no important data on the camera camera that asks to format memory card.

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2. Back up copies are available or not?

If there were other copies of your data, then you may directly format the memory card on the camera.

Format failed? ==>> To get methods for RAW error fix when Sony memory card cannot be formatted, please go to this article - Windows cannot format memory card>>

How to Protect Sony Camera Memory Card from Asking to Format?

It is a terrible experience when a memory card wants to be formatted on Sony digital camera. If you want to avoid such kind of error, you should pay attention to following points:

  1. Remove memory card out of Sony camera properly by switching off the camera
  2. You should disconnect a memory card to computer safely rather than unplug it to computer during data transferring
  3. It is important to protect memory card from being attacked by any virus or spyware, so you should not open unsafe link or save unsafe data to the memory card

There is no 100% guarantee that data will not get lost from a memory card, so it is necessary to save important data to more than one storage media.

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