10 Ways to Fix Corrupted SD Memory Card Recovery

Summary

If your sd memory card is damaged, this article can show you some easy and free ways to fix corrupted sd/microsd card by free sd recovery software or using command prompt to recover data from corrupted memory card even without formatting.

10 Ways to Repair Damaged SD Card

Repair list

Fix #1 - Repair damaged sd card using chkdsk

Fix #2 - Repair corrupted sd card with chkdsk /f/r/x

Fix #3 - 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”

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

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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Fix #4. 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

Fix #5. Change drive letter to fix inaccessible sd memory 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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Fix #6. 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.

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.

Fix #7. Try chkdsk /x/f

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

Fix #8. Recover data from corrupted memory card

Download read-only program iCare Pro Free which could let you recover files from damaged sd card for free.

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recover files

Fix #9 - Format the sd memory card to fat32 or 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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Fix #10 - Repair the corrupted memory card with a card repair software

Damaged sd card recovery tool 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.

Rufus would be recommend as an excellent memory card repair utlility that can cure most sd card errors by formatting.

https://github.com/pbatard/rufus/releases/download/v3.11/rufus-3.11.exe

format with rufus

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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.

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.

Last updated on May 10, 2021

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