How to Deal with Transcend Memory Card Formatting Error?

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.X and above (including Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion)

“My Transcend memory card of 16GB capacity started behaving oddly. It was working absolutely fine last week, but now it is showing not formatted error. Yes, I can see nothing, except “disk is not formatted” error when I insert the card. How can a perfectly functioning Transcend memory card display format error out of the blue? Is there any possibility to resolve this transcend memory card format error? The card holds my several important documents, photos, videos and other files. So, how can I handle this issue?”

In general, if a normally functioning Transcend memory card screens card not formatted/format memory card error when you connect it to your digital gadget or computer then it indicates that your Transcend memory card is corrupted or logically damaged.

But, before you come to a conclusion that card is the real culprit, check your USB cable or card reader. Swap your current card reader/USB and try to access the Transcend memory card.

Still, if you face the same error then the former guess is correct. Your Transcend media card is corrupted, hence it is screening not formatted error. Thinking how your Transcend card got corrupted? Well, here is the list of possible reasons.

  • Turning of camera or computer when card is in use
  • Camera shuts down due to dead battery during shoot
  • Interruptions during data transfer from Transcend card to external device or vice versa
  • Improper handling of Transcend memory card like abrupt ejection, removing the card before switching off the camera etc.
  • Formatting the card in unsupported device
  • Using the same card on multiple devices
  • Accumulation of harmful malware on Transcend card
  • Exceeded Read/Write cycles
  • Faulty firmware of camera or card

You might be very cautious about your Transcend memory card, but you cannot guarantee that the card will never get corrupted. You may come across various unexpected problems while using your memory card. Among those, some issues may result in data loss. Only two factors can save you in these situations; a good backup or effective Transcend data recovery software.

1. If you have previously backed the data stored on your error showing Transcend card then, find it. Go through the backup copy and make sure you can proceed to format the card (as you have a copy of data that your Transcend card holds).

Note: Remember, formatting will erase entire files from your Transcend memory card. So, double-check before you format the card.

2. In case, if you don’t have any backup of your Transcend card data then don’t worry. Make use of My File Recovery tool, recover files from the card and format it.

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.X and above (including Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion)

Why My File Recovery to recover files from Transcend memory card?

The tool effortlessly retrieves data from your Transcend memory card, which is giving format error. The software works in read-only mode so it doesn’t affect the card’s internal structure as well files saved on it. You can run the application on all editions of Windows including W10 and Mac compatible version is also available. Apart from restoring data after Transcend memory card format error, you can utilize the software to recover files after System Restore, Factory Reset, accidental deletion/formatting, virus intrusion etc. data loss situations. The recovering ability of the software is not limited to Transcend or any other media cards i.e. it supports data restoration on a variety of storage devices like system internal drive, external hard drive, USB drive, Pen drive, iPods etc. of various brands. The handy interface of the tool and admirable tech support gives you a trouble-free recovery experience.

Steps to restore data from Transcend memory card after format error:

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.X and above (including Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion)

Step 1: Install My File Recovery software on your computer and launch it. connect the Transcend memory card and choose Recover Photos.

My File Recovery Main Screen

Figure 1. Select Recover Photos

Step 2: Select Recover Lost Photos option.

My File Recovery Main Screen

Figure 2. Select Recover Lost Photos Option

Step 3: Pick attached memory card from the list.

Logical Drive Selection Screen

Figure 3. Select Drive

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.X and above (including Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion)

Step 4: Select file types to recover (else opt Skip).

Data View / File Type View Window

Figure 4. Select File Type

Step 5: Switch to Data View or File Type View and mark required files.

File Type / Data View Screen

Figure 5. Data View / File Type View

Step 6: Preview recovered data, save the recovery session onto the system.

Save Recovery Session Window

Figure 6. Save Recovery Session

Step 7: If you are satisfied with the result then activate the software and Save your files.

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.X and above (including Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion)

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