Corrupted Memory Stick Data Recovery

Last updated on June 30, 2021

USB memory stick says it is not accessible file or directory is corrupted and unreadable? How can you get back data if memory drive is corrupted, damaged or 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?

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

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"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?"

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Corrupted Memory 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.

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

Steps to Retrieve Files from Corrupted Memory Stick

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

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

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

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Error Messages on a Corrupted Memory Stick

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?

Quick guide: fix corrupted usb stick in 9 free ways

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.

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