Sony Format Recovery: Recover Formatted Photos from Sony

When you formatted Sony camera memory card by mistake and lost all photos and video, calm down. EaseUS file recovery software is available here to help you recover formatted photos and videos from Sony camera memory card in 3 simple steps.

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"Hi there, does anyone know a way that can help me to recover all lost photos after formatting a Sony camera memory card? 

I came across a memory card not formatted error on Sony camera, and I did the format without backing up photos and videos. If you happen to know how to restore the formatted pictures from my Sony camera, help please!”

Sony camera shows "format error", and lost all photos, help!

Like most cameras, Sony camera requires users to format the memory SD card when they first use a new card. Sometimes, users also have to format the Sony camera memory card due to some internal errors, as listed here:

  • Format error
  • Unable to display
  • Unable to read memory card
  • Image DataBase File error
  • This memory card can not be used, card may be damaged

You can follow the steps below to fix the memory card error on Sony Camera:

1. Take out the Sony camera memory card, check if the memory card is locked. If yes, unlock it.

Unlock camera memory card

2. Reinsert the memory card back to the camera and turn on the camera. Check whether the memory card is all right.

3. If no, take out your memory card and connect it to your computer, copying all detectable photos and videos to your PC.

4. Insert the memory card back to the camera again, go to the Menu bar and select the last section.

5. Select the "Format" option, click it and select "Enter" to confirm that you want to format the card.

Format memory card on Sony camera.

Wait for the process to complete, and then you'll be able to use the memory card on your Sony camera to retake photos.

However, sometimes, when the memory card becomes inaccessible to the computer, you can view nothing on it. 

Also, there is a certain number of users who have forgotten to back up photos and videos in advance but directly format the memory card instead. 

So how to restore photos, videos from Sony camera before or after formatting the memory card? Read on, and EaseUS file recovery software will offer you a professional solution.

Sony camera format recovery tips

Before you start the Sony format recovery process, EaseUS software would like to offer you two reliable tips to prevent further file loss:

# 1. Stop using the Sony memory card

Once you find photos or videos lost on the memory card, unplug the card and stop using it immediately.

# 2. Download photo recovery software for help

With professional photo recovery software, you can effectively restore photos from inaccessible or formatted memory card with ease. 

Here you can try EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, which is featured with Quick and Deep Scan modes, being able to scan and find all files on the memory card deeply.

Notice:
1. If the photos and videos on your camera are less than 2GB, you can apply EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free for help.
All you need is to share the data recovery experience by this software to Facebook or Twitter to gain the full recovery capacity.
2. If you choose the Pro version, you'll need to activate it first for unlimited file recovery. You can directly purchase a license code from EaseUS software.

Recover Formatted Photos/Videos from Sony Camera Memory Card

After installing EaseUS photo recovery software on your computer, connect the Sony camera memory card to your PC in advance. Then follow the video tutorial or guide steps below to recover the lost or formatted photos and videos from the Sony camera memory card:

Step 1. Connect the memory card to your computer and launch EaseUS memory card recovery software on your PC. The SD card will be listed under the Devices section. Choose the SD card and click "Scan" to start looking for your lost data.

select a location and click scan

Step 2. The software will generate a quick scan and then a deep scan. The deep scan is powerful enough to find all lost files that even lost file names. After the scanning process, you can check and filter wanted files in this program. Click "Filter" if you are looking for a specific file type, like photos, documents, videos or emails...

select the memeory card files

Step 3. You can directly double-click the files to preview the content. After this, you can choose wanted files and click "Recover" to restore them to a secure location on your PC or other external storage devices.

recover memeory card files

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Written by Tracy King

Tracy joined in EaseUS in 2013 and has been working with EaseUS content team for over 7 years. Being enthusiastic in computing and technology, she writes tech how-to articles and share technical solutions about Windows & Mac data recovery, file/system backup and recovery, partition management and iOS/Android data recovery.

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