Best Solutions To Fix Memory Card Not Formatted Error On Windows

Last Updated: 2022-03-24
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Summary: The article below shows users how to fix memory card not formatted error on Windows and recover any lost data with Bitwar Data Recovery Software!

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Memory Card Not Formatted Error

There are many users that are facing the memory card issues but the most common issue is the external storage device is not formatted issue. It can be very troublesome as you are not able access or edit any files that are stored on the device.

Here we will show you an example of the situation on other users:

“Yesterday when I’m on my way to transferring data from my memory card to Windows 10 PC, I can’t open or access the storage device at all and I keep getting the error message: you need to format the disk or the disk not formatted, it usually means that your memory card is corrupted. Please help me I need professional advices on how to this is error immediately because all the documents are important for me!”

If you are one of the victims above, don’t worry as we will show you the best solutions to fix this error. Besides this format error can also happen to other removable devices such as SD cards, USB flash drives, external hard drives, or others. So before we get to the solutions, it is best you understand what’s the main factors for the error to happen at the first place!

Reasons for Format Error

There are many reasons for the error to occur so we will show you a list of the factors as below:

  1. The memory card has bad sectors.
  2. Write-protected issue.
  3. Virus or malware attacks.
  4. Inappropriate installation.
  5. Power failure when editing or transferring data.

After understanding these factors, it is time to fix the memory card error and just in case you are scared of losing your important data after fixing the issue, it is best to backup the files first with the help of the best data recovery tool.

Data Recovery: Backup Important File from Format

Some users might experience terrible data loss when facing  the memory card not formatted error on Windows, so you can always get to backup or restore your lost files by using data recovery software and Bitwarデータ回復 is a reliable software that allows users to recover all types of important files from internal or external storage devices easily.

Besides it supports both Windows and Mac operating system compatibly. So follow the steps below to retrieve any lost documents from memory card with data recovery tool:

Step 1: Install and ダウンロード the memory card recovery tool from Bitwarsoft Download Center.

Step 2: Select the formatted memory card from the list of partitions and devices and click Next.

main interface

Step 3: Choose the Scan mode and tap on the Next button.

scan mode

Step 4: Select the file type you want to recover and click Next.

file types

Step 5: Preview the scan results and click the Recover button.

preview

IMPORTANT ADVICE: DO NOT SAVE ALL the recovered data back to the same memory card to DATA OVERWRITTEN on SD card!

Best Solutions to Fix Memory Card Not Formatted Error on Windows

Solution 1: Windows File Explorer

Step 1: Go to your File Explorer on PC.

Step 2: Right-click the memory card and choose to format.

Step 3: Set the proper volume label, file system, and allocation unit size.

format memory card

Step 4: Click Start and wait patiently for the process to complete.

Solution 2: Diskpart

Diskpart is the best built-in tool to format any external device on the Windows operating system. Before you format the memory card, make sure you backup your data first or you can recover the data with the help of data recovery software after fixing the issue.

Step 1: Press Windows + R and type cmd in the Run window.

Step 2: Type Diskpart > list disk > select disk * (Replace * with your disk number) > create partition primary > format fs=ntfs quick.

diskpart format

Step 3: Press Enter and wait patiently for the process to complete.

Solution 3: Disk Management

Suppose that the Diskpart tool cannot fix the issue, follow the steps below to use Disk Management to fix the memory card not formatted error.

Step 1: Press Windows + X and choose Disk Management.

Step 2: Choose the memory card from the right panel.

Step 3: Right-click the device and select Format.

Step 4: Change the volume label, file system, and allocation unit size. Then click OK to complete the quick format.

disk management format memory card

NOTE: If you had not backed up your data after formatting your memory card, you may lose your data after executing the solutions above, but don’t worry you can recover the formatted data back by using memory card data recovery mentioned above!

Fix-it Now!

Whenever the memory card not formatted error occurs on your Windows, it can be very troublesome since you cannot access or open the data that is stored in the device. So it is best for you to repair the issue as soon as possible and recover any lost data when facing the format issue by using Bitwar Data Recovery Software!

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