How to format corrupted sd card and fix it

Summary

SD card get corrupted? Can I format corrupted sd card to fix it? Don’t worry, you can find answers here to recover the corrupted sd card.

SD card get corrupted and cannot format

“My sd card got corrupted when I tried to open it on my computer yesterday, I have been using the sd card for a long time, I guess it was get damaged after a long time use. When I tried to read the sd card, the system ask me to format the drive before I can use it. But I when I click the format option to format the sd card, the system says Windows failed to complete the format. Then how can I format the corrupted sd card?”

When SD card get corrupted, it will be inaccessible, and the system will ask you to format the sd card before you can use it. You can try to format the device if you don’t have important data on it. If Windows fails to complete the format, you can try CMD command prompt.

How to format corrupted sd card

When an sd card gets corrupted, the file system will become raw. It can not be recognized by Windows. So you need to format the sd card from raw file system into NTFS, FAT32, exFAT. If Windows fail to complete the format, you can use CMD diskpart, the system operation tool to make it.

Attention:

Format the SD card using CMD diskpart clean up all the data on the SD card, if you have important data on the device, you’d better to recover data first.

Steps to format the corrupted sd card with CMD diskpart are as follows

Step1: Run CMD.

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Step2: Type“format X: /fs:fat32”(X is the drive letter of your corrupted sd card)

After this done, type” exit” to finish, then you can check your device at Disk Management module, the file system will become FAT32, you can also change it to NTFS.

Recover data from corrupted sd card with iCare

If you need the data on the corrupted sd card, you need to recover data first. But there is no any system tool for you anymore, you have to use some data recovery program. Here I recommend iCare Data Recovery pro, a effective data recovery program. It can recover all your data on the device unless you rewrite it. So, just use this tool to recover the data, this can save you a lot of work.

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Then follow the steps to recover your data on the corrupted sd card.

Step1: Download and install iCare Data Recovery on your computer, you can learn more at the iCare Recovery website.

Step2: Run the program, enter “Deep Scan Recovery”.

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Step3: Preview the found data, select your data, choose to recover, and save to another place.

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iCare Data Recovery pro can also recover data from formatted device, but you’d better to recover data first, which can make sure the data security. This tool can also deal with deleted, formatted data recovery, try it to protect your data.

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