8 Ways to Fix Corrupted SD Memory Card Recovery

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If you have your sd memory card damaged, this article can show you some easy and fast way to fix corrupted sd card micro sd memory card and how to recover data from corrupted memory card without formatting.

Is your sd card micro sd memory card corrupted?

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If you can not read your sd memory card micro sd card, you need to make sure if your sd memory card is damaged. Here are some phenomenons of sd memory card

getting corrupted:

  • Your files on the sd memory card micro sd card are inaccessible.
  • Your files, pictures, video are missing on the sd memory card.
  • Your computer reports that your sd card is an inaccessible device.
  • Your computer pops out error message like “memory card error” when you want to open your sd memory card on your computer.
  • Your micro sd memory card files are shown on your computer, but you can not edit or copy your files and the computer says the micro sd memory card is write protected.
  • You can not delete your files or put any other thing on the micro sd memory card.

8 Ways to Repair Damaged SD Card

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If you meet these situations, your sd memory card micro sd card may be corrupted. If so, you can try solutions below to repair your corrupted sd memory card.

1. Change another card reader to connect your sd memory card to your computer.

Sometimes, it may be the problem on the card reader which makes your sd memory card corrupted, so the first thing you need to make sure is that if the card reader port is working well.

Card reader Card reader

2. Change drive letter to fix inaccessible sd memory card micro sd card.

Some problems on the sd card, usb flash drive, external hard drive can be solved by change drive letter.

Notice: do not change to the same as your local disk.

Follow the instructions to repair your corrupted sd memory card micro sd card.

Step1: Insert your sd memory card micro sd card by a card reader. Right click “my computer”, choose “manage” option, find “Disk Management” module.

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Step 2: Enter the “Disk Management” module, find your sd memory card, right click to choose “change drive letter and path”.

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3. Reinstall the drive to fix the damaged sd memory card.

If your computer can not detected your sd memory card, you can try to uninstall your drive and reinstall it on your computer. Instructions are as follows:

Step 1: Right click “my computer” and enter “manage”module, choose “device management”.

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Step 2: Select your sd memory card, choose “uninstall” option and enter, your corrupted sd memory card can be uninstalled, and you just need to eject your device, and connect it to your computer again.

Reinstall the drive to fix the damaged sd memory card. Reinstall the drive to fix the damaged sd memory card.

4. Try command prompt to restore corrupted sd memory card.

Command prompt is another way can help you to repair corrupted sd memory card without formatting, you can try the steps as follows:

Step 1: Run CMD.

Use command prompt to restore corrupted sd memory card. Use command prompt to restore corrupted sd memory card.

Step 2: Type “chkdsk /X /f USB drive letter”, and press enter.

Use command prompt to restore corrupted sd memory card. Use command prompt to restore corrupted sd memory card

5. Format the sd memory card to ntfs

You can also format your sd card to to ntfs to fix damaged sd memory card by command prompt. Steps are as follows:

1. Run CMD

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Step2. Type "format F: /fs:ntfs"(F is the drive letter of your RAW SD memory card)

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6. Repair your sd memory card by updating drive.

If your sd memory card is not recognized by computer, you can also try to update your drive. You can try the steps as follows:

Step 1: Run the command line, type “devmgmt.msc”

Repair your sd memory card by updating drive. Repair your sd memory card by updating drive.

Step 2: You can see an unknown device in the drive list, right click it and choose to update drive software

Repair your sd memory card by updating drive. Repair your sd memory card by updating drive.

7. Use the built-in function to check corrupted sd memory card.

You can also use windows built-in error checking function to check if there are bad sectors on your sd memory card and repair it. The steps are as follows:

Step 1: Find your usb drive in the file explorer, right click it, and select “properties”

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Step 2: Choose “tools” module, and click error-checking option, then choose “scan and repair drive” to repair the corrupted usb.

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8. Repair the corrupted memory card with a micro sd card repair software

Damaged sd card recovery android app is an useful tool for data loss problems on the sd memory card, micro sd card, usb flash drive, external hard drive, mobile phone, etc. And it can recover your device in a fastest and easiest way.

While it is very important to choose a reliable software. From all my trail experience, I would like to recommend iCare Data Recovery. It is a read-only program and work for many situations of data loss.

Follow the instructions to repair corrupted sd memory card and recover your data:

Step 1: Run the data recovery program and choose a suitable mode.

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Step 2: Choose your usb memory card to scan for your data.

Step 3: Wait for the scanning process finished, preview the found data.

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Step 4: Choose the data you need to recover and save them to another place.

Attention: do not save your data on the corrupted sd memory card to avoid rewriting, which will make your data never be recovered.

After you restore your sd card, you’d better change another sd card.

Tips to avoid sd memory card getting corrupted:

Choose some reliable brands of sd card, such as Kingston, Sandisk, SAMSUNG, Toshiba, etc.

Never eject your sd memory card without safely ejection.

Never eject your sd memory card when deleting/copying/transferring data.

Never eject your sd card when your mobile phone or camera is on.

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