SD Card Is Not Recognized

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An SD card is usually used in digital camera, mobile phone or other devices. When an SD card is not recognized, you may find:

  • Digital camera or mobile phone says "please insert correct SD card" when you want to access or write data to the SD card inserted in your camera or phone
  • Windows OS pops up message saying "There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive" or SD card does not show up as a removable disk when you connect it to your computer

iCare Data Recovery helps recover data even when the SD card is not detected by digital camera, mobile phone or your computer.



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This page will introduce how to fix SD card not recognized problem with data back. Here is a related case about SD card not recognized problem:

"My SD card which contains thousands of pictures stops working normally because it cannot be recognized by my Samsung mobile phone. When I want to view pictures stored on the SD card, phone says there is no valid media. Computer is unable to detect the SD card either when I connect my Samsung Android phone via a USB cable. The SD card won’t show up in my computer. Can anybody tell me how to recover files from corrupted SD card?"


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Download iCare Data Recovery to rescue data from any kind of SD card which cannot recognized by digital camera, mobile phone, computer and other devices.

Recover Files from Unrecognized SD Card

When an SD card is not recognized by PC, you still have chance to recover pictures from unreadable SD card by using iCare Data Recovery. It recovers files from all types of SD card and other storage media when it is not accessible due to unrecognized format. This data recovery software can work on Windows operating system to recover data from SD card of SanDisk, Transcend, Lexar, Kingston, Samsung, Lexar, Toshiba, Sony and more. By using iCare Data Recovery software, you can retrieve images, videos, music, documents and almost all types of files stored on your SD card.

Steps to Recover Files from Undetectable SD Card

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Step1. Attach SD card to Windows and launch the software to select a recovery option.

select recovery mode

Step2.  Choose the SD card as aim disk and wait the software to scan.

wait while scanning

Step3. You can preview the found photos after scanning. Then, you can choose all files you need and recover them.

preview found photo

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Why Can You Recover SD Card Which Is Unrecognized?

As mentioned above, you can run file recovery software to restore files from an unreadable SD card even when it is not recognized by Android phone, digital camera or PC? Are you wondering why it is possible to recover deleted files from SD card with free software even when it is not recognized? Well, many people do not know what to do when an SD card becomes unrecognizable. They often think that the SD card is corrupted or damaged. As a matter of fact, although phone or PC cannot detect the SD card normally, the files still remain intact on the card. Probably, the file system of the SD card is corrupted due to virus infection or other reasons, so the card is unreadable. Therefore, iCare Data Recovery is a good solution for inaccessible SD card deleted files recovery before adding new data to the card.

SD card is unreadable and says unrecognized format error? In this situation, the first thing you can do is to restore files from the card. Then, try format the SD card to fix the error. Usually, you can connect the SD card to your computer and format it. If the SD card is not showing up in Windows Explorer, you can open Disk Management to see if it can be detected there. When you format an SD card, an alert message probably says Windows was unable to complete the format. In this situation, you can run Windows built-in Error-checking tool to fix bad sectors on the card.

Now, free download iCare Data Recovery to perform data recovery from unrecognized SD card and then fix the error after recovering everything you need.

Micro SD Card Is Not Readable on Any Device

Micro SD card is a type of SD card, so iCare Data Recovery software is also available when you meet the similar problem on your micro SD card. If your micro SD card is not recognized or unreadable on mobile phone or computer, you can use the data recovery software to easily retrieve files from the corrupted / unreadable micro sd card and then format the microSD card to fix the problem.

If you want to fix SDHC card not recognized error and recover data, you can also rely on iCare Data Recovery.

Have you ever run into the situation that CF card is not working on your camera or computer? You can also use the data recovery software to retrieve files from a corrupted CF card.

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