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Fix - SD Card Unable to Format Error on Windows 10

Trying to format SD Card on your Windows 10 computer, getting cannot format error message? Do not worry!

With the help of Windows file recovery software; easily retrieve files from your inaccessible SD Card.

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How to Recover Data from Windows Cannot Format SD Card?

Sometimes you’ll get an error message saying “Windows was unable to complete format” when you try to format SD card on your Windows computer. This message usually occurs when to perform format on a hard disk or removable drives like your SD card which shows ‘not formatted’ error. In this article, you’ll know the causes and the methods to fix SD card unable to format on Windows 10.


Why You Get Windows Was Unable to Complete Format Message?

You get Windows was unable to complete format warning message when you try to format a RAW Drive. When a drive turns to a RAW file system, it will pop up a message saying “format the disk” to open it. And immediately, Windows throws another message saying unable to complete format on Windows.

 

Other Possible Causes for The Error:

There are other probable causes for Windows to say unable to format your SD card, memory card or other external storage devices and your internal hard disk. Some of them are listed below:

  • Write protected
  • Physical Damage
  • Virus infection
  • Bad sectors

Data Recovery from Windows Cannot Format SD Card

The first and primary concern should be recovering all your inaccessible files from the SD card. So, stop performing any operation the card to solve the issue. Anything you do after getting the error message will only do more damages leaving you with slim chances of recovering the data.


Now, to get back files from SD card, you should use Windows file recovery software. The tool retrieves photos, videos and other media files from corrupted, damaged, formatted SD Cards on Windows 10 computer. It recovers all types of media files including RAW file format. Follow the below mentioned steps to know how to recover pictures from a corrupted SD Card which cannot be formatted on Windows 10.


Key Features of Windows File Recovery Tool

  • The software works on SSD, SATA, SCIS and IDE hard disks.
  • Restores files after Windows reinstallation, or from corrupted drives, lost or deleted partition.
  • Allows retrieving specific files by typing its file extension in the signature search.

 

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Instructions to Retrieve Files from SD Card Cannot Be Formatted On Windows 10

 

Step 1: Download, install Windows File Recovery Software and connect the SD card to your PC. Now Launch the recovery program and select Recover Photos and the Recover Lost photos since they are inaccessible.

 

Recover Files after Windows Re-install - Main Screen

Figure1. Main Screen

 

Step 2: Select your SD Card from the list of devices connected to your computer. This will initial the scanning process to retrieve the data.

 

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Figure 2. Select the Drive

 

Step 3: After scanning is complete, the recovered files will be displayed, which you can Preview if you want or Save it to an accessible location.

 

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Figure 3. Save Recovered Files

 

 

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