How to Recover Data from Formatted Memory Stick?

Memory Stick is a removable flash memory card which is launched by Sony in 1998 to store various files such as videos, photos, music, documents, etc. Most of the Sony Cyber-Shot and other digital devices like Camcorder, Play Station Portable (PSP), Smartphones, etc. use memory stick to store digital photos and various files.  There are various types of memory Sticks such as Memory Stick Micro (M2), Memory Stick Pro HG, Memory Stick XC, PSP Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro Duo, etc. The capacities of Memory Stick are from 32 MB to 8 GB.

Sometimes due to over-usage of the memory stick, there is more probability that the files inside in it gets corrupted and throws format error.  This is may be the worst condition when you find yourself in such situation where Memory Stick format is the only option to do. It is important for you to choose the right data recovery tool. To recover formatted Memory Stick, you can use Restore Memory Stick software which is highly suggested to recover data from formatted memory stick. This software is an advanced and professional tool for you which can recover lost files from the memory stick as well from the various storage device such as memory card, external hard drive, USB drive, system hard drive, flash drive, etc.

Reasons that are responsible for formatting Memory Stick:

  • Accidental Formatting

  • Virus Attack

  • Inaccessibility of Memory Stick

  • To avoid Format Errors

  • File System Corruption

  • Use of Unknown Third Party Applications

  • Reformatting of Memory Stick

However, there are some more scenarios behind data loss from memory stick, but don’t get panic. You can take the help of Restore Memory Stick software which scans your entire memory stick and recovers entire data from it.

Precautionary Measures:

  • Abruptly removable of memory stick during moving or transferring files to some other storage device may lead to data loss from memory card.
  • Check the memory stick before formatting.
  • Always keep the backup of important files in some other storage device to avoid such issues.
  • Use updated antivirus to scan the memory stick to avoid loss of data due to virus attack.

Features of Restore Memory Stick Software:

  • This software comes with advanced scanning algorithm which can quickly scan the entire memory stick and restore data from it few couple of minutes.
  • The software is compatible with numerous versions of Windows OS such as Windows 7, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, etc. and Mac OS like Yosemite, Lion, Leopard, Mavericks, Snow Leopard, Mountain Lion, etc.
  • It has a striking feature of “Save Recovery Session” which can save the recovery session in the demo version. Once you buy the licensed version then you can resume recovery session from where you left.
  • Using this software, you can easily restore files from various types of memory Sticks such as PSP Memory Stick, Memory Stick XC, Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Micro (M2), Memory Stick Pro HG, etc.
  • This software is capable of recovering data from formatted memory stick of numerous brands such as Sony, Samsung, Transcend, Kingston, Lexar, etc.
  • It also recovers data from NTFS, ExFAT, NTFS5, FAT16, and FAT32 file system based memory sticks.
  • Steps to Recover Data From Formatted Memory Stick:

    • Download and install Restore Memory Stick software onto your system. Once installed, launch the software. On the main screen you need to select the option “Recover Partition or Drives”. In case you want to recover data from your memory card, PSP and other storage device, then you have to connect those storage devices to the system via external USB

    • Recover Data From Formatted Memory Stick - Main Screen

    • If you want to recover data after accidental format issue, then on the new window you need to select “Formatted or Reformatted Recovery” button and hit the next button.

    • Recover Formatted Memory Stick - Select Recover Formatted / Reformatted Recovery

    • Once you click the next button, a new screen pops out, in this new screen you have to select a particular logical or physical drive of your device from which you want to recover the files. A scanning process will start once you select the drive.

    • Restoring Lost Data From Formatted Memory Stick- Select Drive

    • Once the recovery process is completed, you have the facility to preview all your recover files from your Memory Stick either in “Data Type View” or in “File Type View”.

    • Formatted Memory Stick Data Recovery - View in File Type View

    • If you are satisfied with the recovery process then you can click on the “Save Recovery Session” option.

    • Formatted Memory Stick File Recovery - Save recovery session