16GB SD Card Damaged Solution

"I bought a 16GB SD card yesterday and transferred thousands of pictures from my USB flash drive to this SD card. Today, I inserted the 16GB SD card to my Canon digital camera, but my camera cannot recognize the card normally. Camera keeps saying please insert a memory card though the SD card has been inserted in. Please tell me how to fix the corrupted SD card without losing data."

"My 2GB micro SD card always says that SD card is damaged when I insert it in my Android phone. Is there any way to repair the problem and recover files off SD card?"

"16GB SD card has blank space and RAW file system when I plug it to my computer. It disables me to access the SD card by showing error message, so I cannot read or write files on the card. I think the SD card is damaged, so I want to know if there is any solution for damaged SD card repairing."

First Step: Recover Data off SD Card

When a 16GB SD card is not readable, the first thing you should do is to recover files off the card. You can rely on iCare Data Recovery to restore data from damaged SD card. This SD card recovery software supports all types of SD card and other storage media like USB drive and external HDD, etc for data recovery. Follow the steps below to recover data from 16GB SD card now:

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Step1. Start the data recovery software and choose a recovery module.

select recovery mode

Step2. Choose the SD card as aim disk and then you only need to wait during scanning.

wait while scanning

Step3. You can preview some found files like pictures and documents and then recover the files you need.

preview found photo

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How to Fix Damaged SD Card Error on Android?

With data recovery software, you can restore almost all types of files. After data recovery, you still need to fix the damaged SD card if you still want to use it for data storage. Usually, the most common solution for damaged SD card fixing is to format the SD card on your Android phone or digital camera. If formatting cannot fix the problem, you may need to connect your SD card to computer and try to fix the damaged SD card.

Repair Corrupted SD Card on PC

1. If you are unable to format SD card, you can run Windows Error-checking tool to check if there bad sectors on SD card. If SD card contains bad sectors, you can rely on Error-checking tool to repair bad sectors to resolve the problem.
2. You can also run anti-virus software to check and remove possible virus from the SD card.

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