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How to fix your unsupported memory card when it shows blank while there are many data inside and now became inaccessible? See how to get it handled in this video.

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SD Card Blank or Has Unsupported Filesystem

"I have an corrupted SD card on my Android phone. There are lots of precious pictures and videos on the SD card, but the phone says that SD card is blank and has unsupported file system. I cannot access the card. Connecting the SD card to my computer, Windows system also reports the similar message to say that SD card is blank and has unsupported file system. How can I get back photos and videos from SD card when it is not accessible?"

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Solution for SD Card Recovery When It Shows Blank

Although SD card is showing blank, files are still stored on the card. At this time, you should stop performing any operation on the SD card even the cmd command prompt; especially you had better not write any new data to the SD card. What you should do is to run a data recovery program to extract files off the SD card. You may use iCare Data Recovery software for SD card recovery when it shows blank and has unsupported file system. This data recovery software enables you to recover pictures, videos, music, etc from any brand of memory card including SanDisk, Samsung, Lexar, Transcend, Kingston, Toshiba and more.

Steps to Recover Data off SD Card That Has Unsupported Filesystem

Free download iCare to recover files from memory card that shows blank or has unsupported file system:

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Step1. Get your SD card out of phone/camera and connect it to computer via a card reader(must). Then launch iCare Data Recovery on the computer. Choose a recovery module. 'Deep Scan Recovery' or 'Lost Partition Recovery' are both working for this situation.

select recovery mode

Step2.  Choose the SD card and then wait patiently until it shows all lost files.

wait while scanning

Step3. Preview pictures to see whether they are able to be recovered. If photo can be previewed, it is of 100% success of recovery.

preview found photo

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Step 2: Repair blank unsupported memory card with CMD

Condition: when your data on sd card were successfully restored, you may operate the step 2 to repair the sd that reported blank.

Steps to use CMD to repair blank sd micro sd.

Step 1: Run CMD (Not knowing where to open cmd? Go to the very left bottom of your PC and type 'cmd' in the 'Find&Search Files')

Step 2: type “format x:/fs:fat32” and enter ( Here please replace x with the drive letter of your sd card; you may choose fat32/exfat/ntfs for the format of your memory card as you wish)

Step 3: wait for the formatting to be completed (no operations from you, just wait)

Step 4: once it finished, type 'exit'

And now your sd card is repaired.

Note: the above cmd steps does not work for a hard disk which has a few partitions, the cmd would be not the same.

Blank SD Card Requires Formatting - format it or not?

When you attempt to access the memory card, it may ask you to format the SD card. Can you format SD card when it shows blank and requires formatting? If there is no important data on the SD card, you can format it to fix the problem. However, if you still have important data on the card, you had better not format it. Instead, you can run the data recovery software to rescue the files you need. You can format the SD card when all data has been restored successfully.

If pen drive shows 0 byte and asks formatting, you can also use the same method to restore data and repair the error.

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