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How to Format SD Card without Losing Data

Posted by Abby Haines to Format Recovery 2016-01-19


SD card become raw and inaccessible? Recover or export all your files with EaseUS file recovery software allows you to fromat SD card without losing data.

SD card is a popular storage device which is widely used in digital cameras, mobile phones, camcorders. But sometimes the card might become raw and inaccessible due to certain reasons. In this page, we will introduce you how to recover or export all your files with professional data recovery software and then format SD card without losing data. The solution is also helpful when same situation happens to USB drive, pen drive, external hard drive or other storage devices. Hope it is useful!  

How can I convert SD card from raw to NTFS or fat 32 without data loss?

My SD card shows raw file system on my camera. When I insert it into my laptop, an error message pops up "Micro sd card is not formatted, do you want to format it now?" I know I encountered the popular Micro sd card not formatted error. Can I convert raw to NTFS or fat 32 and recover files from SD card?

Raw SD card problem occur frequently in people’s life? It can be caused by various reasons like human mistake or system errors and result in unexpected data loss disaster. So you might need to find a reliable raw recovery solution to effectively make raw format fix and retrieve your data from SD card, then format the card for reuse. It is the best way to format raw micro SD card without losing data. Here we recommend you to try EaseUS file recovery software to do this job.  

How to format SD card without losing data?

As we know, formatting will truly allow you to format SD card from raw to fat32 or NTFS, but it can’t help recover data. In another word, you will lose all the files on the card after formatting. Therefore, you must get back all important data first before formatting the micro SD card. Being powerful and easy-to-use, EaseUS file recovery software is your best choice for SD card raw recovery. It can help you fully recover formatted SD card and files in raw file system without formatting. The process just takes simple steps. 

Part 1. Restore data from RAW SD card without formatting

Step 1. Launch EaseUS file recovery software and select SD card location where you lost files and click "Scan".

Choose the file types you want to recover from raw sd card

Step 2. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will start a quick scan to find deleted SD card files;
After the quick scan, a deep scan will automatically start to find more SD card files and data;

Scan the raw sd card to find all the lost data

Step 3. Preview and restore lost SD card files;
You can preview found data by file types, select found SD Card files and click "Recover" to save them to another safe spot in PC/storage device.

Preview and recover data from raw sd card without formatting

Part 2. Format RAW SD card to NFTS/FAT32

After restoring data from RAW SD card, you can now format RAW SD card to NTFS or FAT32 without losing pictures and data:

  1. 1. Connect RAW SD card to PC and open This PC/My Computer;
  2. 2. Find and right-click on RAW Android SD card, select Format ;
  3. 3. Reset the file system of SD card to NTFS or FAT32 if necessary, click Start and click OK to confirm the operation.