Clone Not Formatted SD Card Files to a Larger Memory Card

Summary

This mentioned 4Card Recovery can help restore your desired original files from SD card with not formatted error, RAW file system error, memory card error and other card errors before you smoothly clone all stuffs to a larger memory card.

Sophia Wright

Nov. 24, 2014

by Sophia Wright

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Not Formatted SD Card Recovery by 4Card Recovery

Free download 4Card Recovery to rescue your SD card videos, pictures, music, texts and files when your SD card gets not formatted error and cannot clone your wanted files to the assigned larger memory card at once.

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Cannot Clone SD Card for Not Formatted Error?

Why you plan to clone all SD card data to another larger memory card? The original SD card is used too long and need to be replaced? The original SD card capacity is too small to satisfy your common use? Or the original SD card is damaged somehow? No matter what your reason is, when this SD card gets a not formatted error, RAW file system error, memory card error or other card errors on your computer, you often cannot immediately clone your needed card stuffs without first formatting. And what you are supposed to do in this moment is not to format this card as you are suggested, but to stop using this card right now and search for not formatted SD card data recovery software like 4Card Recovery to take original card files back as many as possible at first. 

Firstly Rescue Your Original SD Card Data with 4Card Recovery

Though this SD card right now need be formatted, your original SD card files are still reserved well on this card before any improper formatting or card damaging operations. Therefore, just temporarily forget your card cloning plan and apply memory card data recovery software like mentioned 4Card Recovery to take your desired original card stuffs back.
Here are steps for you to easily use this 4Card Recovery:

Step 1:

Download latest version of this software and install it on your computer. Attach this original SD card well and run this software to pick out a practical data recovery mode from four.

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Select recovery options in the main interface

Step 2:

Click "next" to identify your inserted SD card and scan this card thoroughly to find your original files out as many as possible.

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Select card to search photos off card

Step 3:
Preview all scanned card files patiently and mark your wanted ones out.

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Wait while scanning lost photos, sometimes it takes about 20 minutes to scan a 32G card.

Tips: if it takes more than 2 hours to scan a 32GB card, you may stop the scanning and wait to see
what's already found. Since the card may contains bad blocks that takes longer time than usual.

Step 4:
Restore all selected card stuffs back and also highlight another computer storage media to hold them. 

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Preview lost photos and save found files. It would generate a folder to contain your lost data.
Please do not save the photo to the card where you lost them. Save them to your PC drive!

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Necessary Tips to Keep No Father Card File Loss:

* Write no new file on this not formatted card to replace your original files.
* Download and install this software on computer, not on this SD card, in case of overwriting.
*Move restored SD card files to your partition or your larger memory card directly in case of data recovery failures.
* Back up all these restored card files well and also learn a lesson to make card data backups from now on.

Save All Restored SD Card to Your Larger Memory Card

In case of unnecessary card data loss after the data recovery process, you are often suggested to save all restored files to a different storage device, not this original SD card. Therefore, to avoid much more troublesome cloning processes, you can straightly move all of them to your larger memory card, right?

Format the Original Card to Fix Errors

Firstly ignore your actual reason why you need clone everything to a different memory card. After the successfully data recovery process, you do have chances to restore this original SD card as well. So, format this card after data recovery and check whether you can fix its possible card errors. And then, you can freely use this card as before. Of course, in case that the similar card problems occur again in the future and cause unnecessary data loss, you are also suggested to make card data backups and update them as possible as you can.

 

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