"My Samsung micro SD card is not showing as a removable disk when I connected it to my computer via a card reader. This micro SD card has been used for several years in my Samsung mobile phone. Connecting the micro SD card back to my mobile phone, it still cannot be detected. Samsung mobile phone says has no memory card inserted. Now, I have my Samsung micro SD card connected to my computer through a USB cable, and it is not showing in My Computer. Under Disk Management, the micro SD card shows as an unknown device and its status is healthy. Please tell me any useful solution to resolve the corrupted sd card."
Usually, a micro SD card will show as a removable disk in My Computer after connecting it to your computer. If your Samsung micro SD card cannot show in My Computer, the first thing you need to do is to extract files off the micro SD card. You can reinsert the micro SD card to its original device like camera, mobile phone, etc to see if it can be detected normally. If it can still be detected, you had better copy all important files from the card to another storage media. If the micro SD card still cannot be detected in its original device, you should reconnect it to your computer and employ iCare data recovery software to extract files from the card. The software can help scan any micro SD card as long as it is not damaged.
Step1. Connect the Samsung micro SD card to your computer. Download and install the data recovery software. Launch the software and select a recovery module.
Step2. Choose the micro SD card and let the software scan it for lost files. You just need to wait when the software is scanning.
Step3. You can preview the files after scanning. Then, you can select the files you want to recover and save them.
A micro SD card, also known as TF card, will fail to show in My Computer due to various reasons. Whatever the reason is, you should stop using the micro SD card at first in order to avoid overwriting or corrupting any data due to improper operation. Since the reasons why a micro SD card cannot show are various, you should make sure that the card is not physically damaged. If the micro SD card is physically damaged, it is difficult to recover files on the micro SD card since they are physically damaged not logically damaged. If the micro SD card is not physically damaged, you should be careful to avoid overwriting the card and letting it suffering any physical damage. Thus, you can use the iCare data recovery software to restore lost files on memory card.
You can do something to fix the micro SD card when it cannot show in My Computer once the data has been recovered successfully. Here are some possible methods that you can use:
1. Format the micro SD card under Disk Management
You can open Disk Management to see if the micro SD card can show there. If the card can show under Disk Management, you can right click the micro SD card and format it to fix the problem.
2. Assign a drive letter to the micro SD card
Sometimes, the micro SD card may fail to show in My Computer because the drive letter of the micro SD card is conflict with another drive, so you can open Disk Management and assign a different drive letter to the micro SD card.
3. Fix bad sectors on the Samsung micro SD card
You can right click the Samsung micro SD card if it can still show under Disk Management and choose Error-checking tool to fix possible bad sectors on the micro SD card.
==>> If it reports CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives when you try to fix bad sectors, please go to this page - CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives problem>>
4. Run anti-virus software to check if the micro SD card contains any virus
Virus has a terrible threat to data stored on the Samsung micro SD card, so you can run anti-virus software to check if the card contains any virus. If so, you need to remove the virus by using the anti-virus software.
1. You may mistakenly delete some important files from the Samsung micro SD card on a digital camera, cell phone or other device.
2. You might accidentally format your Samsung micro SD card.
3. Samsung micro SD card is not recognize or detected by PC
4. Samsung micro SD card needs to be formatted when you want to access data inside
5. Memory card is in RAW format and needs format
Data recovery software is available for data recovery in all those situations.
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