SD card format error happens mainly because of card system physical damage/corruption, improper formatting, virus infection or other reasons. Sometimes you can’t even format the card. When you get “SD card is not formatted, do you want to format it now” error, you might be worried about losing all files on the SD card because you can no longer access them. But that’s not actually the truth.
No matter you decide to format it or not, you’re likely to recover data after SD card format error with a data recovery program as long as you haven’t put any new data to your SD card. Files on your SD card are just marked as inaccessible data and you can easily recover them with a SD card format error data recovery program like Recoverit, or Recoverit Data Recovery for Mac. This SD card recovery software program can perfectly fix your SD card not formatted error and restore all data on it as original. It enables you to recover all kinds of files after SD card not formatted error, including images, audio files, videos, document files, etc. It is also the best SD card repair solution in the market.
Note: When encountering SD card not formatted error, the best way to keep all data safe is to stop doing anything on the card, though you can still recover data even if you decide to format the card. If you still use SD card after knowing about this error, the lost data will be easily overwritten by new data on your card,making it permanently inaccessible.
Step 1 Select a recovery mode to recover data after SD card format error
Select the recovery senario you meet. To recover file from SD card, select "External Devices Recovery" to start.
Step 2 Select your SD card
Make sure your SD card is connected with your computer and select the location of it to process the formatted SD card recovery.
Step 3 Scan your SD card to look for files on it
The SD card recovery software program will show the drive letter of your SD card in the window, and you can select it and click "Start" to allow the program to scan files on it.
If you have already formatted the card, you will need deep scan after the quick scan.
Step 4 Recover files after SD card format error
When the scanning is over, found files on your format error SD card will be displayed in "Tree View" and "File View" categories in the window.
Please view file names or preview photos/documents to check how many of files on your format error SD card can be recovered.
Finally, you can mark files and click "Recover" to fix SD card not formatted error and save them to your computer.
Note: Please do not keep the recovered data back to your SD card immediately after recovery to avoid data overwriting.