Is there any way to recover all files from an SD memory card without formatting it even when it asks to be reformatted? An SD would frequently require formatting in a camera, phone or computer when it turns to RAW file system. The good news is you are able to restore any SD card file without reformatting it using iCare Data Recovery Pro.
SD card needs to format usually because it has a damaged file system which shows as RAW, unknown or unsupported. Below are some situations in which an SD memory card may need to be formatted:
"How can I get photos off an SD card without formatting? The SD card says needs to be formatted on my computer, but formatting will wipe all files. I cannot afford to lose any data from the card. So can somebody tell me the solution for SD card photo recovery without formatting?"
"Android phone says SD card is not formatted error, but I cannot format it because there are many files on the card. Inserting the SD card to another phone, I still receive the same error message. Connecting the SD card to PC, Windows system also reports the error message. Should I format the SD card to fix the error? Can I recover files after formatting SD card?"
"I have searched online that many people advice me to format SD card to convert it from RAW file system to FAT32. If I format the SD card, will I lose files on the card? However, how can I fix the RAW drive error on the SD card without formatting?"
"I cannot read any data on my 8GB SanDisk SD card. Can I open RAW SD card without formatting it? How can I extract files off an unformatted SD card?"
What you need to face after formatting an unworkable SD card?
From the FAQs above, it is obvious that any brand of SD card might require reformatting whether in your phone or PC. The worst thing is you have to accept the result that all data would be wiped out after formatting the SD card which reports the RAW or unformatted error.
Here, you will be told a way to recover files off SD card without formatting it.
You are able to recover data from SD card without formatting when it requires formatting. What you need is to rely on a data recovery tool. iCare Data Recovery Pro is a read-only data recovery program, which helps recover files from SD card and other types of storage media when it is unreadable and shows error messages. You can follow the steps below to recover files from SD card when it has not formatted error:
Step1. Run the data recovery software and choose a recovery module.
Step2. Select the SD card and let the software scan it for lost files.
Step3. Preview the found files and recover the files you need
A damaged SD card is trying to reformat to fix the problem? Here, the damage usually refers to logical damage. An SD card often gets logical corrupted due to virus infection, unsafe removal, improper handling, bad quality, and more. Most of time, simple reformatting is able to repair a corrupted SD card when it asks to format. Therefore, just reformat the damaged SD card after getting back all data from it using data recovery software.
Android phone and digital camera are two kinds of devices that are compatible with different SD card. The task of recovering files from a corrupted SD card for mobile phone or camera without formatting it is able to be accomplished by iCare Data Recovery Pro.
Whether it is Android smartphone like HTC, Blackberry, Samsung, etc or digital camera like Nikon, Canon, Olympus, Kodak, Samsung, etc, you can restore data by attaching the unworkable SD card to a Windows computer through a proper card adapter.
One situation: You cannot format the damaged SD card because you still have not found a good way to extract all files from it.
The other situation: Damaged SD card is unable to be formatted though you have tried your best to open it by reformatting.
Whatever the situation is, the truth is you still cannot open the SD card without formatting it.
Then, how do you access a damaged SD memory card without reformatting? Well, formatting is a necessary process to fix an unreadable SD card when it asks to, so you have to make your effort to format the SD card in order to make it usable again.