"Hello! I cannot access my SD card in my digital camera. Inserting the SD card to computer, Windows system also disables me to access the card. The SD card is corrupted. Can you tell me how to recover files from a dead SD card?"
When SD card stops working, you should make sure if the SD card is physically damaged. As long as the SD card is not physically damaged, you can use iCare Data Recovery Pro to recover data off dead SD card. This software allows you to recover all types of files from SD card which is corrupted or not readable by following the steps:
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Step1. Download and run the software and select a recovery module 'Deep Scan Recovery' for example.
Step2. Select the SD card as aim disk and let the software scan it for lost files.
Step3. You can preview the found files and recover the data you need.
When you have restored files from the sd card, it is safe to do the following repairings.
When sd card has bad blocks, it may be repaired using chkdsk. This following video shows how to use chkdsk for a damaged memory card fixing.
It can be done by these steps.
Note: Only bad blocks and possible logical errors can be fixed when your sd card is damaged using chkdsk
Possible error message:
Diskpart is able to fix logical errors on sd card when chkdsk was unable to fix the damaged sd card. You may get it fixed with the following steps.
When sd card seems dead or not working, you may update its driver to see whether it can be detected. This shall be done on a computer. Here we will tell you how to update sd card driver in a Windows computer as example.
Question: How do I revive a dead SD card?
Solution: You may try the following ways to revive a dead memory card to see whether it can be repaired.
Question: How do I fix an unresponsive sd card?
Answer: When the sd card stopped responding on phone/camera, you may try to get it fixed by formatting on a computer. If the sd card cannot be recognized on a computer, here are some other solutions you may try.
Question: Can I recover data from a dead SD card?
Answer: As long as the sd card can be read by a computer, it is highly possible that professional tools like iCare Recovery Pro can recover data from the dead sd card.
1. Stop performing any operation on the dead SD card before data were restored
No matter what kind of error message you receive when you attempt to open your SD card, you had better ignore the error message and do not fix the error before getting lost files.
2. Do not let the SD card suffer physical damage
You should protect the SD card from being physically damaged. If the SD card is physically damaged, you may be unable to recover files.
3. Do not save the recovered files to dead SD card
When you save the recovered files, you should not save them to the dead SD card.
When the sd card seems dead forever, you may buy a new SD card to replace the damaged one. Here are some detailed situations.
Situation 1: SD card reports error message preventing access to any file
In this situation, you can see that SD card still shows as a "Storage" on your android phone or appears as a removable disk on computer, but any access to the card is refused and the card pops up some error message such as:
For all those errors on an SD card, the common way to fix it is to reformat the SD card. However, there are some other methods to repair each problem. Please search on our site to find corresponding articles to know details of solutions for different SD card errors.
Situation 2: SD card has no response after clicking it
If you run into this situation, SD card usually shows normally on your phone or computer, but there is no response no matter what operation you perform on it. This problem is usually caused by bad sectors on the SD card or the SD card has infection.
Situation 3: SD card does not show up
If SD card cannot show on your phone or computer, the situation becomes even worse. Simply say, the problem might be:
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Last updated on Nov 28, 2023