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How to Fix Memory Card Format Error

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Jun 14, 2024 • Filed to: SD Card Solutions • Proven solutions

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 me that 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 the 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 a formatted SD card. Next, we will show you the best way to recover data from the formatted Micro SD card, also introduce the best memory card data recovery software for you.

How to format the Micro SD Card on your Device

How to format your Micro SD card on your 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 the "Menu" > "Format card" option; it will take a while to finish.

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 gets damaged or corrupted. Get a powerful data recovery program to help you out.

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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 the Windows computer. If you are working on Mac, you can download Recoverit Data Recovery for Mac or follow the guide on how to recover formatted SD card on Mac.

Step 1. Select Your Formatted Micro SD Card

First, launch Recoverit Data Recovery on your computer. Make sure your Micro SD card detected on the computer. Select it and click the "Start" button to start scanning.

select formatted card

Step 2. 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 "Deep Scan" which will search more files.

scan the formatted card

Step 3. Preview and Recover Data Back

After the scan, you can preview some recovered photos and images. Select your data files and click the "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 quickly help you get all data back from a formatted SD memory card. Download and try it for now. Also, you can learn how to unformat the sd card and recover data.

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Eleanor Reed

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