RAW Memory Card Photo Recovery Software - Restore Photos from Not Formatted Memory Card


Data recovery software will be introduced here to extract inaccessible data from memory card, like SD card, CF card, Micro SD card, MMC card, memory stick, etc, when this card is shown as RAW format and needs to be formatted immediately.

Sophia Wright

May 4, 2019

by Sophia Wright

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RAW Memory Card Data Recovery by 4Card Recovery

Free download 4Card Recovery to re-access photos, mails, videos, messages, songs and the other contents back from memory card that asks for formatting process due to RAW file system.

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Memory Card, SD card or Micro SD Card Needs to Be Formatted for RAW File System?

In modern days, many mobile phones, digital cameras and camcorders uses memory card, like Micro SD card, CF card, SD Card, MMC card, memory stick and TF card, etc, to store colorful data, like photos, messages, contacts, videos, documents, etc. However, sometimes, people also get some unexpected troubles related to these useful memory cards. Have you ever received a SD card warning message like: "memory card not formatted error"? Have you ever been forced to format Micro SD card with tons of precious contents when memory card is displaying as RAW file system? Or have you ever converted RAW format Memory stick to FAT32 or NTFS format and also lose everything inside? All right! No matter whether you’ve formatted this RAW memory card yet, as with your inaccessible data inside, you can rely on unformatted RAW memory card data recovery software to go on. It could be a promising chance for you to get lost or missing photos back from this unformatted memory card.

Simple Tutorial to Restore Photos from Not Formatted Memory Card, SD Card or Micro SD Card

When memory card, SD card or Micro SD card becomes unformatted for RAW file system error, you’d better not format it and also do not continue using it on your phones, cameras or camcorders, in case of any unwanted permanent data loss. Instead, under such conditions, you are supposed to download data recovery software like 4Card Recovery to perform data recovery process on this RAW format memory card, SD card or memory stick and rescue your preferable data back with ease.

Here are common steps for you to use this data recovery software easily:

Step 1:

Free download and install the trial version of this software. And then, insert this storage card to your PC with card reader to go on.

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Select recovery options in the main interface

Step 2:

Run RAW card data recovery software well and choose the "Photo" recovery mode to scan this attached card. As with different conditions, you also can choose other file type recovery modes, like "Video", "Music" or "All".

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Select card to search photos off card

Step 3:
Perform the scanning process there after finding this RAW card out from other local disks.

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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:
Save restored photos and files well. Pay attention to moving all restored information to another local disk, flash drive, external drive or other portable devices, in case of data recovery failures.

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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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Actions to Avoid Farther Data Loss:

*Leave this RAW flash memory card alone in case that any card overwriting process can destroy more original data permanently.
*If you are not familiar with these four data recovery modes of this 4Card Recovery, you can easily click the "All" to go on.
*If you have not rescued all desired information back, also remember not to add anything restored on the same SD card, Micro SD Card memory card.
* Never want to encounter such troublesome data loss problems? Simply prepare memory card data backups from now on.

SD Card Now Is Asking to Format?

Receive a popup message saying: "The disk is not formatted. Do you want to format it now" or "You need to format the disk before you can use it…"? Don't panic! All these similar SD card errors are often called "not formatted errors" or "unformatted memory card errors". It could be caused by many reasons, like virus attacking, unintentionally memory card dropping or failing, improper memory card extracting and even sudden power loss, etc. When such memory card errors happen to someone, comparing to formatting this SD card immediately, performing the data recovery process on that card firstly often can bring people more chances to take entire card stuffs back.

Memory Card Data Recovery Software

When memory card data is lost or deleted for some unexpected reasons, including wrong delete or format button clicking, virus attacking, careless memory card hitting or shocking, etc, the original data stored on this memory card often will not be erased immediately. Instead, it will be hidden there till new memory card data is written there. In other words, before the previous card data is really rewritten by new stuffs, one always has enough time to find it all back. And the memory card photo recovery software is a memory card tool that can help you scan the assigned memory card and find all hidden original stuffs back, just like the above mentioned 4Card Recovery. That’s why you need 4Card Recovery to rescue your photos from that unformatted RAW memory card.


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