"I have a Samsung mobile phone which has Android OS. I inserted a 16GB micro SD card on this Android phone as external device for data storage. The phone itself has 16GB inner memory. However, I don’t know why but I cannot access the micro SD card on the phone. I can access the inner memory on the phone normally. Then, I remove the micro SD card from the phone and connect it to my computer through a card reader. However, I still cannot access the memory card and Windows says that the memory card is raw not formatted. Is it possible to fix the error and get back all files stored on the micro SD card?"
When you insert a micro SD card in Android phone, the system can detect it as a storage media so that you can save any type of data on the card. If the micro SD card is inaccessible on Android phone, it may also show as unknown or unformatted device when you connect it to your computer. In this situation, you need to employ third-party data recovery software to restore files from the micro SD card without accessing it. The specialized data recovery software allows you to recover different kinds of files in batch without hurting the micro SD card. This data recovery software supports Android phone card, digital camera micro SD card and other types of card when it is not accessible. All micro SD card like Samsung, Toshiba, SanDisk, Transcend, Kingston, Kingmax, etc are supported by this data recovery software. You can accomplish data recovery with this software within about three steps as below:
Step1. Plug the micro SD card to your laptop. Then, download and install the data recovery software. Finally, you can run the software and choose a recovery module.
Step2. Choose the micro SD card and the let the software scan. You just need to wait when the software is scanning.
Step3. You can preview the found files after scanning. Then, you can choose the files you need and recover them.
1. Take the micro SD card out of the Android
If you cannot access the micro SD card on Android phone, you should switch off the phone and then take the micro SD card out of the phone. The reason why you had better take the card out of the phone is to protect the micro SD card from being overwritten or suffering other damage.
2. Connect the micro SD card to your computer via a card reader
After taking the card out of the phone, you need to connect it to your computer through a card reader. The micro SD card might show as a removable device in My Computer. No matter what message you receive, you should remember not to do anything to the micro SD card.
3. Run the data recovery software to restore data
After connecting the card to your computer, you can run the data recovery software to retrieve all inaccessible files on the card.
The data recovery software is also available to recover pictures after formatting SD card in Android when you meet the issue above.
Micro SD card, also known as TF card, can be used in some small electronic devices such as digital camera, MP3 player, digital recorders and cell phone and so on. Usually, micro SD card is most commonly used in cell phone. Although today’s smartphone has its own inner memory, many people still like to use a micro SD card as external device for data storage. However, nowadays, many smartphones have a large inner memory and they no longer need a micro SD card as external storage device.
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