SanDisk SD Card Repair Tool&Methods

Last updated on 02/12/2018

SanDisk SD card is unrecognized where’s a SanDisk SD card repair tool?

"My 16GB SanDisk micro SD card stopped being recognized due to power outage. My PC stopped working and shut down when I was copying some data from my SanDisk microSD card. After rebooting PC, micro SD card is unrecognized by PC. How can I fix the problem without losing data on the micro SD card?"

If you want to repair the SD card, you need to recover the data first, then repair the SanDisk SD card with some sandisk card repair tool.

Data Recovery from Corrupted SanDisk SD

When you are unable to access SanDisk SD card or any SanDisk digital devices like SanDisk SSD, Sandisk External hard drive... you should recover files firstly. iCare Data Recovery Pro can rstore files from SanDisk SD memory card.

download data recovery software

Preparations: Connect your Sandisk memory card to PC with a card reader. Or connect your sandisk hard drive to PC.

Step1. Download iCare Pro, Run the software and choose a recovery module.

select recovery mode

Step2. Select the SD card to scan.

wait while scanning

Step3.  Preview the found pictures and recover all files you need.

preview found photo

What Should You Pay Attention When SD Card Has Error?

First of all, you should stop using your SD card when it reports any kind of error because any operation might put original data in danger. No matter what error message you receive on your SD card, you had better not format the card because formatting will somehow make it more complicated for recovering inside data even if it did not erase everything on the card.

If you mistakenly format SD card, you should remember not to write any data on the card because new added data might overwrite the original data. If the original data is overwritten, it will be not readable. What is more, you should put your SD card in safe place to avoid any possible physical damage.

Symptoms of SD Card Errors & Repair Tool for Sandisk SD

To fix SD card error, here are some repair tools that you may use for fixing the damaged sandisk memory card.

Repair Tool 1: Windows built-in Error-checking tool

Connect the card to your computer, right click and find its "Property" and use Windows built-in Error-checking tool to check if it contains bad sectors and fix the errors on sd card.

Repair sandisk sd with error checkingRepair Sandisk sd card with Error-Checking

Repair Tool 2: Repair Sandisk SD&HD&USB with Partition Resizer's Check Partition

Note: IM-Magic Partition Resizer is a 100% freeware for repairing errors on your sd/hd.

Download and install the freeware on your PC and then get your sd or external hd connected to PC and then open Partition Resizer. Right click the sd that shows on Partition Resizer, navigate to "Check Partition" to start repairing.

check error on disk partitionRepair Sandisk sd card with Partition Resizer

Confirm to repair damaged sectors on samdisk sd and start to repairing and fixing.

repair bad sectorsRepair Sandisk sd card with Partition Resizer

Repair Tool 3: Repair Sandisk SD with CMD

While there is another solution which is more effective, CMD command prompt, the system tool to perform all kinds of commands on the Windows system computer.

This process is similar to formatting, you need to recover data first.

Step1: Insert your SD card into computer with a card reader. Run CMD.

Repair damaged SD card with CMDRepair damaged SD card with CMD

Step2: Type“format l: /fs:ntfs”(l is the drive letter of your raw SD card)

Repair damaged SD card with CMDRepair damaged SD card with CMD

Repair Tool 4: Remove sandisk write protection

write protect

If your sandisk has reported write protected, then remove sandisk sd card write protection with cmd.

Step1: Run CMD command prompt by pressing “Win+R”, press OK to go.

Remove write protection with CMDRemove write protection with CMD

Step2: Type “diskpart” in the window, press “Enter” to go.

Remove write protection with CMDRemove write protection with CMD

Step3: Type “list disk” in the window, press “Enter” to go.

Remove write protection with CMDRemove write protection with CMD

Step4: Type “select disk 2” (2 is the disk you need to remove write protection.), press “Enter”.

Remove write protection with CMDRemove write protection with CMD

Step5: Type “attributes disk clear readonly” in the window, and press “Enter”.

Remove write protection with CMDRemove write protection with CMD


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