How to Fix SD Memory Card Format Error

This article we'll introduce the best way to fix memory card format error and get your data back with Recoverit Data Recovery software.

This morning when I tried to open my 2GB Micro SD card from the computer via data cable, it asked me to format my card. But when I decided to format it, the computer told that me my card couldn’t be recognized. After that I kept receiving the format error message. Will I lose all the data on my memory card? Please help me to get my data back and fix memory card format error. Thank you.

The worse thing is your Micro SD card cannot be recognized by the computer and keep asking format error. But don't worry, you still can format your card first and get your data back from formatted SD card. The next we will show you the best way to recover data from formatted Micro SD card, also introduce the best memory card data recovery software for you.

How to formatted the Micro SD Card on your Device

How to format your Micro SD card on you Android phone:

On your phone go to "Setting" > "SD card" option > "Format SD Card", till the process of formatting completely.


How to format the card on your digital camera:

On your digital camera go to "Menu" > "Format card" option, it will take for a while to finished.

Part 1. The Best Memory Card Data Recovery Software

Recoverit Data Recovery is the best Micro SD card data recovery software, it can help you recover data files from formatted SD card. It supports to recover videos and photos from formatted Micro SD card, or the card get damaged or corrupted. Get the powerful data recovery program to help you out.

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The Best Memory Card Data Recovery Software

  • Recover data from SD memory card easily, effectively, safely and completely.
  • Recover files from memory card due to formatted card, accidentally deletion and lost.
  • Recover photos and videos from formatted SD memory card with high success rate.
  • Supported OS: Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista; Mac OS 10.13, macOS 10.12, OS X 10.11, 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6.

Video Tutorial on How to Recover Data from Formatted Memory Card

This video tutorial we will show you how to recover data from formatted Micro SD card with Recoverit Data Recovery software


Part 2. How to Recover Data from Formatted Memory Card

Download and install Recoverit Data Recovery on your computer. Connect your formatted Micro SD card to your computer and follow the next steps to perform memory card data recovery on Windows computer. If you are working on Mac, you can download Recoverit Data Recovery for Mac or follow the guide how to recover formatted SD card on Mac.

Step 1. Select a Data Recovery Mode

Launch Recoverit Data Recovery on your computer, to recover data from formatted memory card, please select "Formatted Disk Recovery" data recovery to get started.

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Step 2. Select your Formatted Micro SD Card

Make sure your Micro SD card detected on the computer. Select it and click "Start" button to start scanning.

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Step 3. Scanning the formatted Card

Recoverit Data Recovery will start to scan your Micro SD card, after the first scan, if you cannot find your files, you can go to scan with "All-Around Recovery" which will search more files.

Step 4. Preview and Recover Data Back

After the scan, you can preview some recovered photos and images. Select your data files and click "Recover" button to get them back. Save all recovered data on the safe storage device to avoid data loss again.

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Recoverit Data Recovery can easily help you get all data back from formatted SD memory card. Download and try it for now.

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