Memory card involves risks of getting your data lost or deleted permanently if it’s damaged, become inaccessible or start giving read/write or formatting error. The misery is, there is not any manual method available other than using photo recovery software to retrieve deleted pictures from memory card.
Note: If you’re not interested to study more about these error messages, just directly go to the solution mentioned at the bottom.
Type of common SD Card errors
‘Memory card not formatted’ error is one of the leading causes of photo loss as it prevents users from accessing their stored photos, recorded videos or any other type of multimedia files. This memory card error clearly indicates that it can’t be used anymore to save or access photos.
Including the error mentioned earlier, there are more similar errors which lead to similar circumstances and you’ll need to take it seriously before leading to any final conclusion:
SD Card is “write protected”
Memory card is ‘write protected'
'No Memory Card' error
Memory Card Is Write Protected or Locked
This Card Cannot Be Used
The disk in drive is not formatted
The Drive is Not Formatted, Do You Want to Format It Now
Memory card file system is RAW
'You Need to Format the Disk in Drive'
All above-mentioned memory card errors are related to the internal problem with the card itself such as directory structure corruption, failing or file system corruption etc. and leads to photo loss situation from memory card. These problems may arise whenever you try to access the corresponding device memory card when the system dialog box may appear which may ask you to format the drive first before start using it.
Is there anything I can do to fix memory card errors or related problems?
Well, as I’ve already stated, there is no manual ways of to get rid of various card related problems. However, there are few things you can do yourself to check and make sure that situation isn’t gone too bad for you.
Will formatting the memory card fix everything?
No, not at all! Keep in mind that formatting memory card will permanently wipe everything stored and your hope to restore them back in future. Don’t even try to fix memory card errors using any corrupt SD card repair software either. It’ll just make the situation worst and put your media files far away from the reach of SD card recovery software.
How do I retrieve lost photos?
See if you’ve created any backup copy previously and stored all your media files. If so, it’s time to make it handy and consider restoring everything back on the computer system and later transfer it to your memory card after formatting. It’s also possible that you may have already copied everything on the computer system. You’ll be in great trouble if you haven’t performed any of the steps mentioned earlier.
OK!! I’ve tried everything but nothing seems working, now what?
Just take a deep breath and prepare yourself for this new adventure. We’ll talk through series of steps to recover deleted photos from various types of cards such as Compact Flash Cards, SD Cards, Memory sticks, Micro SD cards etc. You don’t need to worry about your data as its still clicking somewhere on the drive and can be seen only by using card recovery software.
Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery is equipped with latest technologies and capabilities to detect the various types of flash memory cards on the fly. Later, it performs smooth recovery from the corrupted or damaged SD card that is no longer accessible.
Just prepare few things before getting on board:
Ready to recover deleted files from memory card?
Just perform few simple steps below and you are done:
Meanwhile, you can also stop the scanning process if you’ve found all your photos that you’re looking for using the ‘Turn Off’ radio button. Click on ‘Yes’ when asked to abort the operation.
Please note that scanning process involves a lot of calculations and may take time, often little longer than expected. Moreover, turnaround time to complete the scanning procedure is also depends on the capacity of the flash drive.
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