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Is there any way to recover all files from an SD memory card without formatting even when it requested so? An SD in a camera/phone/mobile will frequently request for formatting when it turns to RAW file system. Watch this video for a memory card recovery.

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The good news is you are able to restore any SD card file without reformatting it using iCare Data Recovery Pro.

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Why SD Card Requests for Format?

SD card needs format due to damaged file system which shown as RAW, unknown or unsupported. Below are some situations in which an SD memory card need to be formatted:

Related FAQs:

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?

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"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?"

SD Card Data Recovery without Formatting

Here, you will be directed to recover files from SD card without formatting .
when the system ask you to format the disk in drive before you can use it. 
You are able to recover data from SD card without formatting when formatting is required. What you need is to use 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 unit when it is unreadable or shows error messages. You can follow the steps below to recover files from SD card when reports it has not formatted error:

Step1. Run the data recovery software and select a recovery mode.

select recovery mode

Step2. Select the SD card and let the software scan for lost files.

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Step3. Preview found files and recover the ones you need

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Use CMD to convert SD card FAT32 without formatting

If the system ask you to format the device before use it, it probably means your device becomes raw file system, then you can convert the raw file system with CMD command prompt.

Raw file system can not be recognized by Windows, so it will ask you to format it before you can use it. You just need to convert the file system into FAT32 or NTFS, your SD card can be fixed.

Step 1: Run CMD.

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Step2: Type“format K: /fs:fat32”(K is the drive letter of your SD card)

This process is similar to formatting, because it will also delete all your data on the device, so if you need the data, recover them before you use this solution.

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