Android Phone Says Memory Card Is Damaged – How to Recover Data from Corrupted Memory Card for Android

"When I attempted to take some pictures by using my Android phone, it says there is no valid storage media, but there is a 4GB memory card in the phone. After reinserting the memory card to my phone for several times, I receive another message to say SD card damaged you may have to reformat it. The memory card contains more than 1000 pictures and some videos. Those files are quite important to me, so I do not want to reformat the memory card. Is there any other way to perform Android memory card damaged repair without reformatting or losing any data?"

Data Recovery from Damaged Memory Card for Android Phone

If you receive memory card damaged message on your phone or computer, you still have chance to restore files from the card by relying on iCare Data Recovery software. Therefore, you do not need to worry! At least, the memory card can be connected or used by your phone or computer, so you can follow the steps below to recover damaged memory card files:

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Step1. Run iCare Data Recovery and choose a recovery module.

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Step2.  Select the memory card and wait when the software is scanning.

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Step3. You can preview found pictures after scanning. Then, you can recover all files you need.

preview found photo

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Format Damaged Memory Card Android

When it says you have to reformat the memory card, the first thing you should do is to extract all important data from the damaged memory card. Then, you can format the memory card to fix the error. You can quick format the memory card in your Android phone or connect the card to your computer. Since all data will be lost and the card space will be marked as available for new data storage after reformatting the memory card, it is recommended you to reformat the memory card when data has been restored.

Memory Card Corruption for Android Phone

When you attempt to access your memory card, it says memory card is damaged and you need to reformat it to fix the error? Since the memory card can still be recognized, the memory card is not physically damaged. So you still have chance to recover files from damaged memory card. The data recovery software enables you to recover files from all types of memory card like SD, mini SD, microSD, CF card, XD card and memory stick for all mobile phone such as Blackberry, HTC, Samsung, Sony, etc. This software supports transcend memory card recovery, Samsung card recovery, Lexar memory card reocvery, SanDisk memory card recovery, etc.

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