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Fix Corrupted SD Card and Recover Data When Your SD Card Corrupted


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We always face storage device corrupted issue, like SD card corrupted. And In this article, I am going to tell you about various methods which will help you to repair your corrupted SD card.
 
You cannot open your SD card and access your data when the SD card corrupted. If you tried to open it on your computer, Windows will remind you that the card is not accessible because the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable. What should you do? When SD card shows 0 bytes instead of full capacity, SD card becomes RAW, unreadable, inaccessible, or Windows prompts 'disk needs to be formatted error'.
 
At this point, you should rescue the data of the SD card first, and then fix the corrupted SD card.
 
To efficiently recover files from the SD card, you can try Bitwar Data Recovery to retrieve your files. Bitwar Data Recovery software is specially designed to retrieve your deleted/formatted/RAW files from Windows PC, laptop, hard drive, SSD, memory card, USB drive, SD card, digital camera, multimedia player and other storage devices. It is compatible with FAT 16, FAT 32, NTFS, NTFS 5, ExFAT, HFS+ and HFSX file systems. Some day when you're unfortunately facing data loss issues, feel no hesitated to download this software, which supports both windows and MAC OS X.
 

How to recover data with Bitwar Data Recovery?


Free download and then install Bitwar Data Recovery Software on your computer by clicking here. For SD card, you will have to insert it into the slot provided in your computer or by using an external card reader.

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Step 1. Select the SD card

Launch Bitwar Data Recovery software on your windows and select the partition of the corrupted SD card and then click "Next".
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Step 2: Select the Scan Mode


There are three modes to scan data, you can choose “Quick Scan” mode to scan first, If you cannot find files on this mode, try Deep Scan. The deep scan will search every sector of SD card to find all existing files.
 
When you want to recover formatted files from SD card, you should select “Formatted Recovery” here.
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Step 3: Select the file types

 
Select the file types you want to recover, you can also choose “Select All Types” to recover all files from SD card. Then click “Next” to start scanning.
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Step 4: Preview and recover lost files


After the scan, you can filter the scanned out files by file name, type, path and time. Then you can double-click them to make a selective recovery. After determined the file you want, click the "Recover" button to save it to hard disk or other external device that can be used.
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After following the above 4 steps, most files will be back from the SD card. Then you can fix the corrupted SD Card use any methods without worrying about important data loss.
 

4 methods to fix corrupted SD Card


Method 1: Try to use SD Card on another device


Just in case, insert the SD card to other mobile device or connect it to other PC to see if it works. If it is, it could be that the memory card is incompatible with your device.
 

Method 2: Change the drive letter

 
 In some cases, If your SD card can't be read by a computer when connecting via a card reader, it could be that the computer is unable to assign drive letters (like C, D, E) to the reader.
 
1. Connect your SD card via a card reader to your computer. Right click on My Computer/This PC and choose Manage.
 
2. Click Disk Management on the left. Right click on your SD card and choose Change Drive Letter and Paths.
 
3. Then Select a right drive letter from the drop-down list. Click OK and then see if the SD card can be recognized now.
 

Method 3: Reinstall the drivers


There are times when the drivers that run your SD card get corrupted and your PC will not be able to detect the storage media. You can reinstall drivers by following these simple steps:
 
1. Right click My Computer/ This PC. Click Manage.
2. Click Device Manager on the left side.
3. Double-Click Disk Drives in the list. Right-click on the name of your pen drive.
4. Click Uninstall. Click Ok.
5. Disconnect your storage media and restart your PC.
6. Connect your pen drive again. Your PC will detect it and install it.
 

Method 4: Recover a corrupted SD card using the CHKDSK command

 
By using the Command tool, the Windows computer can execute the Chkdsk command and fix the corrupted SD card.
 
1. Click on the "Start" button, select the "Computer" option. Search for your SD card under "Devices with Removable Storage" and note the assigned drive letter.
2. Click on the "Start" button, in the search box, type "cmd".
4. Right-click "cmd.exe" and then select the "Run as administrator" option.
3. In the newly-opened command window, type the command: chkdsk [sd card drive letter]: /f /r /x and press enter.
 

Method 5: Format Corrupted SD Card

 
Formatting a SD card will erase all contents stored in the card. If you have backed up and recovered the data on the Corrupted SD Card, you can try to repair the corrupted card by formatting it so that you can continue to use it. To format a SD card in Windows environment:
 
1. Open My Computer/This PC and right click on your SD card.
2. Choose Format in the drop down menu. When there is a pop-up window, click Restore Device Defaults > Start.
3. If you want the computer to deep scan the card, uncheck the Quick format option.
4. Wait until the process to complete. Then your SD card should be ready to use.
 

Things to Remember to Protect your SD Card!

 
     ● Never remove a SD card while turning on/off your devices.
     ● Never remove your SD card while saving and viewing a file.
     ● Do not take or view new pictures on battery low mode.
     ● Never change your SD card when the device is on.
     ● Use SD cards from big brands such as SanDisk, Kingston, Lexar, Panasonic, Sony, etc.
 


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