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"Format error" memory stick PRO DUO

I have a Sony DSC-S800 camera with a Sony memory stick PRO duo witch I've used many times without problems .
Now a message "Format error" appears on the camera's screen and I still have pictures and movies on the stick . I'm very sad .
I don't wont to loose them but I don't know how to do and if it is possible to recover them . I used a card reader on my PC and the message was to format the memory stick . I did't wont this . I wonted to recover the pictures and the movies if it is possible . Thank you for your advice in advance .

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I had success with this photo recovery software called asoftech photo from
Card photo recovery Software

You'd need to take out the memory card from camera and then connect the memory card to computer as a card reader, you can then use asoftech photo recovery to recover your photos.

If still does not work, you may try to do a quick format on the memory card and then do photo recovery again.

Here's step by step guide which is very helpful
How to recover photos from memory card

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Be careful: Before your pictures are recovered, do not attempt to save more files to your Sony memory card in case the original files(your pictures) are overwritten.

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SOURCE: Memory Stick Error

I have the same problem. I think there is a memory stick made by lexor that is the right one, but not sure. See the link here.

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SOURCE: Sony CX-12 Camcorder gives message when memory stick inserted

This is a feature and not a defect of the CX-12 that reminds the user that the memory stick inserted might not be able to record the data from the camera effectively. HD video requires a memory stick with a relatively fast data read/write speed, and the CX-12 recommends not using any other stick that is not Mark 2.
Fortunately, though, as you have found out, it does not affect the camera's ability to record in non-Mark 2 sticks.
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SOURCE: What memory stick works in the DCR-TRV340 Sony Handycam?

Mine says msa-4a. the duo sticks won't work. You will the larger older memory sticks

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