"I have a 4GB SanDisk SD card for my Canon digital camera, which contains more than 1000 pictures. But the problem is that the SD card shows 0 byte space when I connect it to my computer. How can I fix the SanDisk SD card with data back?"
"My SanDisk SD memory card 2GB is not accessible. Checking it Properties, SD card shows RAW file system and has 0 byte used space and free space. Can I format SD card from RAW to FAT32 without data loss?"
"When I attempted to access my SanDisk microSD card on my computer, Windows 7 pops up an error message saying disk drive is not formatted do you want to format it now. SD card shows blank and RAW file system. I want to look for a way to fix the unformatted error on SD card and get back lost pictures. Can anybody give me some useful advice?"
When you encounter the similar problem like above, you can use iCare Data Recovery Pro to perform data recovery from SD card. This data recovery software enables you to recover all types of files from SD card of SanDisk, Samsung, Toshiba, Sony, Lexar, Transcend, etc even you cannot access the card. With this free recovery software for SD card, you can get back lost files from your SanDisk SD card with a few steps:
Step1. Run the data recovery software and choose a recovery module.
Step2. Choose the SD card as aim disk and wait when the software is scanning.
Step3. You can preview the found files after scanning and recover the files you need.
Are you wondering why SanDisk SD card shows 0 byte space? Do you think that everything stored on the SD card is erased when it shows blank? SanDisk is a brand that has good reputation, so usually its SD card will not damaged as long as you use it properly. The most common reasons for SanDisk SD card reports 0 byte is logical damage like virus infection, file system corruption and more. When SanDisk shows 0 byte on SD memory card due to logical corruption, data will not be lost forever before you add new file to it. This is the reason why you can get back files from a RAW SanDisk SD card without formatting.
SanDisk is a brand that has good reputation, so usually its SD card will not damaged as long as you use it properly. The most common reasons for SanDisk SD card reports 0 byte is logical damage like virus infection, file system corruption and more. When SanDisk shows 0 byte on SD memory card due to logical corruption, data will not be lost forever before you add new file to it. This is the reason why you can get back files from a RAW SanDisk SD card without formatting.
In general, you can fix SanDisk SD 0 byte error using format operation.
1. Format SanDisk SD card in your phone or digital camera: Open Settings > Storage > click Format option to format the card
Or you can restore the SanDisk SD memory card to factor settings on your mobile phone
2. Connect the SanDisk SD card to PC: Right click the SanDisk SD in My Computer > select Format option > select proper file system (usually FAT32) and click Start to format the card
You can also open Disk Management to format the SanDisk SD card.
3. Run command prompt on Windows and type format fs=fat32 label= "label of digital device" quick to format the SanDisk SD card. This page introduces detailed tutorial: Diskpart to format SD memory card>>
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When SanDisk SD card is formatted completely, only its used space shows 0 byte because the formatted SD card contains nothing. However, its storage capacity will be restored to original capacity after formatting.