Corrupted Memory Card / Stick Data Recovery

Last updated on 17/01/2018

Corrupted memory card recovery / memory stick recovery with iCare Data Recovery

A corrupted memory card / stick would show different error messages, in which situation you can run iCare Data Recovery to rescue data off corrupted memory card / stick.

Memory card says it is not accessible file or directory is corrupted and unreadable? How can you get back data if memory card is corrupted / damaged or memory card is inaccessible? Is there any application that can detect corrupted memory card for mobile phone like Blackberry, Samsung or HTC? How to reformat a corrupted memory card without losing any data?

"My memory stick is corrupted and not showing in mobile phone. When connecting the memory stick to my computer, Windows system can recognize it but I was unable to access any data on the memory stick. Windows system says that memory stick is corrupted and data is not readable. I have no idea what to deal with the problem, but I really need to restore all files stored on this corrupted memory stick. Can anybody show me how to perform data recovery from memory stick that stops working?"


>>Quick Solution for Corrupted Memory Card / Stick Recovery

Download iCare Data Recovery Pro to get back data from memory card / stick which has been corrupted or damaged and cannot be used again.

Solution for Corrupted Memory Stick Recovery

Are you looking for phone memory card / stick corrupted photo recovery software? Memory stick can be used to store photos, videos, music and almost all types of files. However, a memory stick might be corrupted due to many reasons. Attaching your memory stick to a computer, system may reports error message that memory stick is corrupted and data is unreadable. In this situation, you should stop further operation on the memory stick and then use iCare Data Recovery software to restore inaccessible files.

Video Tutorial: how to use iCare Data Recovery for file rescue

Steps to Retrieve Files from Corrupted Memory Card / Stick

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Step1. Make sure that the memory stick / card is connected to a Windows OS perfectly. Then, start the software and select scan mode.

select recovery mode

Step2.  Scan the corrupted memory card / stick to show lost files.

wait while scanning

Step3. Preview and save the files to a healthy storage device.

preview found photo

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Error Messages on a Corrupted Memory Card

Memory stick is a type of memory card which was developed by Sony. The most common symptom of memory card / stick corruption is that you are unable to access any data on it. When a memory card / stick is corrupted, you may receive different kinds of error messages, such as:

>> Memory card / stick is not formatted do you want to format it now?
>> Memory card / stick is not accessible
>> Memory card / stick is write protected
>> Please insert a disk into drive
>> Memory card / stick is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable
>> Cannot access memory card / stick Access to memory stick is denied
>> Digital camera or PC cannot recognize memory card / stick

When you get such kind of error message, probably your memory card / stick is corrupted and you are unable to read any data on it. In this situation, you can rely on iCare Data Recovery to restore videos photos from corrupted CF card, XD card. SD card and memory stick and more.

Cannot Access a Corrupted Memory Stick

In most case, you cannot access a corrupted memory stick. Even worse, the memory stick might be unrecognizable by any device. Therefore, you will be quite upset because there are lots of important files on the inaccessible memory stick. Since you cannot access the memory stick when it is corrupted, iCare Data Recovery aims to search lost files even if you cannot access the card.

How to Repair Corrupted Memory Stick?

How to get my virus deleted photos from memory card? A memory card may be corrupted due to virus infection. In this situation, you can run antivirus software to repair the corrupted memory stick after file recovery.

Is the memory card / stick corrupted when you receive message like memory card / stick RAW not formatted error? In this situation, you can also use iCare Data Recovery software to restore lost files.

iCare Data Recovery software is able to help photo recovery from memory card which gets corrupted or not accessible. A memory stick might be corrupted due to different kinds of reasons, so the solutions to repair a corrupted memory stick are also different.
1. If your memory stick shows not formatted error, try to format the memory stick to fix the problem.
2. In some situations, a memory stick might be corrupted due to virus infection. Therefore, you can run anti-virus software to scan and check if the memory stick is attacked by any virus of spyware.
3. If a memory stick contains bad sectors, it might be corrupted. You can check and repair possible bad sectors on a memory stick to fix the error.


If you need to fix a corrupted memory card by formatting, you had better recover data off the card before formatting. However, it is also possible to restore videos pictures music off formatted memory card even if you mistakenly format it before data recovery.

This data recovery software supports all types of memory card, with which you can recover files when SD card is corrupted and has unsupported file system, XD card is not accessible, or CF card has RAW file system.

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Apart from recovery data of memory card, iCare Data Recovery is designed to restore files from pen drive when you mistakenly format pen drive or when pen drive is corrupted.

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