Fix SD Card Says/Reports Blank asking formatting

MicroSD/SD Card Reports Blank Problem

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What can you do when your Android phone/camera SD/MicroSD memory card shows/reports blank and unformatted? How to repair/fix blank sd memory card when it has data inside with unsupported file system - RAW FILE SYSTEM? It was fat32/exfat/ntfs before? You can run free sd microsd data recovery software, iCare Data Recovery Free Edition to resolve the problem when you get following message on a blank or unsupported SD Micro SD memory card, microSD, SDHC, SDXC, memory stick, flash memory etc:

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First Step – Recover Data from SD Card with freeware

Well, the correct solution for SD card blank and unformatted error is not to format the card, but the most urgent thing is to recover data from the card. iCare Data Recovery provides a secure and free way to help you recover any data from corrupted SD card even if it cannot be accessed. With the "Deep Scan Recovery" function of the software, you are able to scan every sector of the card to find almost all types of files such as pictures, videos, music, etc. The software allows you to recover data from any type of SD card including mini SD, micro SD, MMC, SDHC, and SHXC from all brands like Toshiba, SanDisk, Kingston, Samsung, PNY and more for 100% free.

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Download iCare Data Recovery Free Edition to retrieve files from SD card including SanDisk, Samsung, Toshiba, Kingston, etc when it shows blank and needs to format, wont mount/readable/show. It is 100% free of charge. download

Video Tutorial: iCare Data Recovery for SD Recovery

Three steps to recover photo/video from sd card

Step One: Free download the iCare Data Recovery, install and start the software. Select file types to search lost files.

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Step Two: Select the SD card to perform a scan. and wait when scanning process is on progress.

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Step Three: Select and save the files you need.

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iCare Wont See your SD?

When the free edition of iCare cannot see your sd card, you may try iCare Recovery Pro that works better for recovering files from sd card with a paid service.

2 Free Solutions You Can Try When SD SDHC Card Blank

SD card blank problem may be caused by many factors. When you face this problem, you can try the following method to fix the error.
Firstly, turn off the mobile phone and reinsert the SD card. Reboot the mobile phone a few minutes later.
No help? Please insert the SD card to your PC. Try to access the SD card and see what will happen.
Now you must face it if PC still cannot read any file from the card. Please try the recovery software recommended above to restore deleted files from SD card that shows blank.

Solution 1:Fix Blank SD Has Unsupported File System with Error-Checking Tool

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If an SD card keeps showing blank and unsupported file system on any device, you can see its file system probably has been changed to RAW and would reports it is blank and shows 0 byte.

Step 1: Power off your phone or camera and get your sd card out, and then connect it to PC with a card reader if PC cannot see your sd.

Step 2: Right click the sd card shows as a drive on PC and then find its "Property".

Step 3: Go to Tools -> Error-Checking and click OK

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Solution 2:Fix blank sd card with cmd

Since the file system of SD card might be changed to RAW when it is blank, you may also find that the capacity of the card is also changed to 0 byte. In this situation, the SD card is marked as empty and disables you to access the card due to unsupported file system. Therefore, the system would like to advice you to format the card to change its file system from RAW to NTFS or FAT.

Step1: Run CMD.

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Step2: Type“format l: /fs:ntfs”(l is the drive letter of your raw hard drive)

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iCare Data Recovery Pro can also recover formatted data, but you’d better to recover data before converting the raw file system to avoid rewrite disk problem.

Last updated on 2/12/2018

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