"I have a Sony memory stick which contains many important data including photos, videos, music and some documents and more. Recently, I was unable to access the memory stick normally because when I inserted it in my camera, it says memory stick needs to be formatted. If I inserted the memory stick to my laptop, Windows PC also reports that memory stick is not formatted do you want to format it now? If I format the memory stick, will I lose everything stored on it? However, how can I access the data if I do not format the memory stick? Can you tell me what to do to fix the error and get back lost files?"
Memory Stick Recovery Software Free Download
Memory stick not formatted error prevents you from accessing any data. In this situation, what you should do is to use data recovery software to extract files off the unformatted memory stick rather than formatting it. If you want to restore data off unformatted memory stick, you can use iCare Data Recovery Software which is a read-only data recoverytool to help recover all kinds of data from memory stick and other types of storage devices when it is not accessible or unreadable.
You can recover data off unformatted memory stick by following the guide below:
Step1. Insert the memory stick to a computer. Then, download and install iCare Data Recovery Software on the computer. Launch the software and choose a recovery module.
Step2. Choose the memory stick and then let the software scan. You only need to wait when the software is scanning.
Step3. Once the scanning is finished, you can preview the found photos and some other files. Then, you can select the files you need and save them.
Memory Stick Recovery Software Is Available in Following Situations
You may encounter data loss problem on a memory stick due to various kinds of reasons. Usually, memory stick recovery software is available for data recovery in following situations:
>> Memory stick asks to be formatted before you can use it
>> Memory stick turns to RAW filesystem with chkdsk
>> Accidentally deleting files off memory stick
>> Memory stick is infected with virus
>> There are bad sectors on memory stick
>> Memory stick is write protected
>> Memory stick is corrupted and becomes inaccessible
>> Memory stick cannot be recognized or detected
With the data recovery software, you can also recover files from other types of memory card when you run into data loss problem like:
What Should You Do When Losing Data from Memory Stick?
For whatever reason, when important data got lost from memory stick, the first thing you should do is to stop using the memory stick. If files got lost from a memory stick due to deletion or formatting, you should stop writing new data to the device. If the memory stick becomes inaccessible or unrecognizable due to any error, you had better not format it. Then, you should protect the memory stick from suffering any physical damage. Finally, you can run the data recovery software to restore lost files off the memory stick. As long as the memory stick is not physically damaged and the lost data is not overwritten by new data, you can restore almost all lost files no matter how they got lost from your memory stick.
About Memory Stick
Memory stick was developed by Sony Corporation, which is widely used in Sony devices such as Sony digital camera, mobile phone, laptop, etc for data storage. Memory stick usually has small size and high performance. There are different series of memory stick such as Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro Due and Memory Stick Micro.