Corrupted Memory Card / Stick Data Recovery

Memory card says it is not accessible file or directory is corrupted and unreadable? How can you get back data if memory card is corrupted / damaged or memory card is inaccessible? Is there any application that can detect corrupted memory card for mobile phone like Blackberry, Samsung or HTC? How to reformat a corrupted memory card without losing any data?

"My memory stick is corrupted and not showing in mobile phone. When connecting the memory stick to my computer, Windows system can recognize it but I was unable to access any data on the memory stick. Windows system says that memory stick is corrupted and data is not readable. I have no idea what to deal with the problem, but I really need to restore all files stored on this corrupted memory stick. Can anybody tell me how to perform data recovery from memory stick that stops working?"


>>Quick Solution for Corrupted Memory Card / Stick Recovery

Download iCare Data Recovery to get back data from memory card / stick when it is corrupted due to virus infection, improper operation and more other reasons.

Solution for Corrupted Memory Stick Recovery

Are you looking for phone memory card / stick corrupted photo recovery software?Memory stick can be used to store photos, videos, music and almost all types of files. However, a memory stick might be corrupted due to many reasons. Attaching your memory stick to a computer, system may reports error message that memory stick is corrupted and data is unreadable. In this situation, you should stop further operation on the memory stick and then use iCare Data Recovery software to restore inaccessible files. iCare Data Recovery Software is a read-only data recovery program which enables you to restore all types of files from corrupted memory stick. Now, you can follow the steps below to get back lost files off the corrupted memory stick.

Steps to Recover Data from Corrupted Memory Card / Stick

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Step1. Attach the corrupted memory stick to your computer. Download and install iCare Data Recovery Software to your computer. Run the software and select a recovery module.

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Step2.  Choose the corrupted memory stick as aim disk so that the software can scan it for lost files. Then, you just need to wait when the software is scanning.

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Step3. You can preview the found files when the scanning is completed. Then, you can choose the files lost from the corrupted memory stick and then save them.

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Error Messages on a Corrupted Memory Card

Memory stick is a type of memory card which was developed by Sony. The most common symptom of memory card / stick corruption is that you are unable to access any data on it. When a memory card / stick is corrupted, you may receive different kinds of error messages, such as:

>> Memory card / stick is not formatted do you want to format it now?
>> Memory card / stick is not accessible
>> Memory card / stick is write protected
>> Please insert a disk into drive
>> Memory card / stick is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable
>> Cannot access memory card / stick Access to memory stick is denied
>> Digital camera or PC cannot recognize memory card / stick

When you get such kind of error message, probably your memory card / stick is corrupted and you are unable to read any data on it. In this situation, you can rely on iCare Data Recovery to restore videos photos from corrupted CF card, SD card, XD card and memory stick and more.

Cannot Access a Corrupted Memory Stick

In most case, you cannot access a corrupted memory stick. Even worse, the memory stick might be unrecognizable by any device. Therefore, you will be quite upset because there are lots of important files on the inaccessible memory stick. Since you cannot access the memory stick when it is corrupted, you need to rely on the data recovery software to extract files off the memory stick. The data recovery software can deep scan the memory stick for lost files even if you cannot access it.

How to Repair Corrupted Memory Stick?

How to get my virus deleted photos from memory card? A memory card may be corrupted due to virus infection. In this situation, you can use the data recovery software to retrieve lost data.

Is the memory card / stick corrupted when you receive message like memory card / stick RAW not formatted error? In this situation, you can also use iCare Data Recovery software to restore lost files.

iCare Data Recovery software is able to help photo recovery from memory card when it is corrupted or not accessible. A memory stick might be corrupted due to different kinds of reasons, so the solutions to repair a corrupted memory stick are also different.
1. If your memory stick shows not formatted error, you can format the memory stick to fix the problem.
2. In some situations, a memory stick might be corrupted due to virus infection. Therefore, you can run anti-virus software to scan and check if the memory stick is attacked by any virus of spyware.
3. If a memory stick contains bad sectors, it might be corrupted. You can check and repair possible bad sectors on a memory stick to fix the error.


If you need to fix a corrupted memory card by formatting, you had better recover data off the card before formatting. However, it is also possible to restore videos pictures music off formatted memory card even if you mistakenly format it before data recovery.

The data recovery software supports all types of memory card, with which you can recover files when SD card is corrupted and has unsupported file system, XD card is not accessible, or CF card has RAW file system.

Apart from recovery data of memory card, you can use this software to restore files from pen drive when you mistakenly format pen drive or when pen drive is corrupted.

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