"Hello! I got a problem with my memory card because it is not showing in my Nokia mobile phone. The memory card contains many images, music and videos, but I can no longer access any of them since the memory card is not showing on my phone. Can anybody tell me how to repair the problem and get back files off my memory card? Can I download free photo recovery software for memory card?"
"I bought a new Nokia mobile phone, but it cannot detect my SD memory card. It said that no memory card is inserted when I attempted to read files, but the problem is that the card is inserted in the phone properly. How can I recover files from the SD card if it cannot be showing on the phone? Is there a way to format SD card in digital camera?"
Memory card not detected: how to recover data? The most important thing – Stop performing any operation on the memory card, especially you cannot write new data to the card.
Then, you can connect the memory card to a computer and use iCare Data Recovery software to scan the card for lost files. iCare Data Recovery can deep scan a memory card when it cannot be detected by mobile phone so that you can get back lost files. This data recovery software helps recover various kinds of files such as images, music, videos, etc from SD card, XD card, CF card, TF card, memory stick, etc for not only Nokia phone but also other brands of cell phone. You can follow the tutorial below to recover data from Nokia memory card.
Step1. Connect the memory card to your computer. Download and install the iCare Data Recovery software to the same computer. Then, you can run the software and choose a recovery module.
Step2. Choose the memory card as aim disk so that the software can scan it. You just need to wait before scanning is finished.
Step3. After scanning, you can preview images and similar types of files. Then, you can choose all needed data and save it to another location instead of the original memory card.
Is the memory card corrupted when it is not showing in Nokia? When Nokia cannot detect the memory card and you are unable to access any file, you can connect the card to your computer to check if it can be recognized. If the card can still be detected by PC, you can format the card to fix the error. Before formatting memory card by mistake, you should copy all files to another media first of all. If you cannot access the memory card on your PC, you can use iCare Data Recovery software to extract files off the card before formatting it.
Another similar situation is that memory card can show in your phone, phone says memory card has not formatted error. In this situation, you still cannot read any data on the card and you need to use iCare Data Recovery software to restore files off the unformatted card. Even if you formatted memory card by error, the software enables you to restore files after formatting CF card, XD card and SD card, etc as long as the original data is not overwritten.
When a memory card is not recognized by mobile phone, many people will think that files get lost permanently and they have no chance to get them back. In fact, as long as the card is not physically damaged, you can recover any data because it is still stored on the card before you add new data to the card.
Have you met the situation that memory card is showing as a storage media on your phone but there is no data on the card? In this situation, you should remember not to write any new data to the card and then use data recovery software to recover lost files. Here are some possible reasons why memory card is not showing data:
1. You mistakenly wiped data from the memory card due to deletion or formatting.
2. Memory card is corrupted due to virus infection, bad sectors and more other reasons.
3. Anti-virus software removed all files after connecting the memory card to your computer.
You may meet the similar problem on your USB pen drive. If PC cannot detected USB pen drive when you insert it to your computer, you can also use the data recovery software to retrieve lost data.