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Solution: How to Repair Memory Card Not Formatted with Error

2017-01-03 17:23:22 Posted by Abby Haines to Storage Media Recovery

Summary:
Full memory card not formatted error solutions are offered here to help you fix/repair a memory card or SD card without losing data when it is corrupted, become RAW and shows format or not formatting error.

RAW issue with the error message "you need to format the disk", "disk not formatted" can happen on memory card or SD card, unexpectedly and bring you trouble accessing your device and data. It usually occurs because your device is corrupted. In this page, we create step-by-step tutorials that teach you how to fix or repair a memory card that shows not formatted error without losing data. These solutions can also fix format error happened on other removable devices like SD card, external hard drive, USB flash drive, etc.

Solution 1. Recover data from memory card format error

When memory card shows not formatted error, you should first retrieve your data if you have important data on the device and then format the device to fix the issue. EaseUS disk data recovery is a great tool that can do you a favor. If you are thinking how to repair memory card without formatting to protect your data. Just try this safer way. It can help in all the following situations:

To recover data from memory card not formatted before fixing the error:

Step 1. Connect the memory card which shows format error to PC, launch EaseUS file recovery software, select the card and click "Scan" button to make the software search all the lost data. Here, a quick scan will start first. After it completed, a deep scan will automatically launch in order to find more files.

Recover data from memory card not formatted error - scan the selected disk

Step 2.  After the scan, preview all the listed recoverable files (only Word documents, text, photos and emails are supported) and choose those you want. Finally, click "Recover" button to retrieve them back once when memory card not formatting error occurs. Here, you'd better save all the recovered files on a different drive or device in case of data recovery failure.

Recover data from memory card not formatted error

Solution 2. Repair a memory card that cannot be formatted with error

After recovering your data, you can try to repair memory card format error by formatting in Windows. But sometimes, you may encounter memory card format problem with Windows was unable to complete the format or other error messages. Here you can free download EaseUS partition software, a powerful memory card format problem solution software. It works well to repair memory card not formatted with error. 

To repair memory card not formatted with EaseUS partition tool:

1.  Connect the memory card to PC, download and launch EaseUS partition tool, right-click the card and choose "Format partition".

Repair memory card that cannot be formatted - choose format partition option

2. Configure the label you want in the Partition Label box and then select a file system in the "File System" drop-down list for the disk.   

Repair memory card that cannot be formatted - choose file system

3. Choose the Cluster Size (512 bytes, 1, 2, 4...64KB) in the "Cluster Size" drop-down list and click "OK" to continue.

4. Click "Apply" to save all the changes to repair the memory card not formatted with error.