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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 blank sd memory card when it has data inside with unsupported file system - RAW FILE SYSTEM which was fat32/exfat/ntfs before and reported the following messages

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 and it is for 100% free.

Three steps to recover photo/video from sd card (FREEWARE)

Step One: Free download the FREEWARE iCare Data Recovery Free, 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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Also read: 8 free memory card recovery software

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 1GB free recovery.

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Download iCare Data Recovery Pro, the sd card recovery software to find corrupted photos/videos from memory card due to formatting, deletion or system errors.

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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.
Fix #1 - Firstly, turn off the mobile phone and reinsert the SD card. Reboot the mobile phone a few minutes later.
No help? Fix #2 - Please insert the SD card to your PC. Try to access the SD card and see what will happen.

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.

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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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Last updated on May 10, 2021

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