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Fix SanDisk SDHC Card Not Recognized Error

"I have used my SDHC memory card for several months. It is an 8GB card manufactured by SanDisk. I have never thought that I will meet any problem with the card until last night. I wanted to view some pictures on the SDHC card, so I turned on my digital camera last night. However, camera says no memory card inserted. Wondering what happened to the card, I connected the card to my computer via a card reader. Unfortunately, my computer cannot recognize the card. The card even doesn’t show up in My Computer. How can I fix the SanDisk SDHC card not recognized error and get back files inside the card?"

Solution - Unrecognizable SanDisk SDHC Card Data Recovery

Many people are wondering if data is recoverable when the SanDisk SDHC card is not recognized by camera or PC. A memory card can stop being recognized in many situations, but it does not mean that data is unrecoverable when the card is unrecognizable. If you want to restore files off an unrecognizable SanDisk SDHC card, the first thing you should remember is to stop using the card. Then, you can use the read-only data recovery software - iCare Data Recovery Pro to extract files off the card. The data recovery software provides a safe way to scan your SanDisk SDHC card even if it is unrecognizable so that you can get back lost files like pictures, videos, music, etc.

Steps to Recover Data off Unrecognizable SanDisk SDHC

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Step1. Connect the SanDisk SDHC card to your computer. Download and install the data recovery software to the computer. Launch the software and choose a recovery module.

select recovery
Step2. Choose the SanDisk SDHC card and let the software scan. You just need to wait when the software is scanning.

select drive
Step3. You can preview the found files like photos and office files. Then, you can select all needed files and save them.

recover files

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First Thing to Do When SDHC Card Is Undetectable

Generally speaking, a card can become unrecognizable or undetectable due to physical damage or logical damage. Data lost from SanDisk SDHC card due to logical damage can still be restored as long as the data inside the card is not overwritten, but unfortunately data is recoverable when your card is physically damaged. Therefore, if you want to get back lost files off an undetectable SanDisk SDHC card, the first thing you need to do is to stop using the card. Any operation to the SanDisk SDHC card may make it much more difficult for data recovery. Even worse, you may lose the chance to restore lost files.

Physical Damage vs. Logical Damage

Physical damage means that the SDHC card is destroyed. For example, the card is destroyed into pieces or the card chip is broken. An SDHC card may suffer physical damage due to water damage, fire damage, etc. When the SDHC card is physically damaged, data is unrecoverable and you can no longer use the card for data storage.
Compared with physical damage, data loss due to SDHC card logical damage is recoverable by relying on the data recovery software. An SDHC card may suffer logical damage due to virus attack, bad sectors, etc.

Similar Error on SanDisk SDHC, SD, Micro SD Card

If the same error occurs on other SD card like SDXC, micro SD, mini SD, you can also use the read-only data recovery software. This software supports all kinds of memory card data recovery when it is not recognized or detected by digital camera, mobile phone or PC. In addition, you can also use the data recovery software when running into following similar error:
>> Memory card is not accessible. Access to memory card is denied
>> Memory card is not formatted do you want to format it now?
>> Memory card turns to RAW file system
>> More other situations that you cannot access your card

How to Avoid Data Loss from SDHC

1. Use your SDHC card properly

As you know, it is convenient to save data on an SDHC card. But data is also easy to be lost from an SDHC card when it is unrecognized by any device. In order to avoid such kind of problem, you had better use your SDHC card properly. As mentioned above, an SDHC card might be logical damaged due to virus infection, bad sectors, etc, so you had better never connect your SDHC card to public computer which may contain virus or Trojan. In addition, you should always remove your SDHC card from your camera, mobile phone or computer safely. Finally, you should use your SDHC card carefully to protect it from suffering any physical damage.

2. Backup important data

No matter how careful you are, you may run into data loss problem on your SDHC card due to this and that kind of reasons. Therefore, you had better backup important data.

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