Corrupted SD Card Recovery

Recover Corrupted Data From a Memory Card


The small and unassuming SD card along with its smaller brother, the micro SD card, have become very indispensable items for many people around the world. After all, these small devices serve as additional storage for mobile phones, tablets, and cameras. Important data such as photos, videos, music, documents, and game files are typically stored on SD and micro SD cards.


SD Card Corrupted?

SD cards have become more important in today’s digital age. It’s arguably the most convenient and affordable storage media option today. It not only provides higher storage capacities, with some high-end models offering 512GB of storage; SD cards also have encryption capabilities to protect content. Moreover, this type of storage device can offer high transfer speed for faster transferring of files.


For many people, SD and micro SD cards represent years of gathering and accumulating photos and videos. From cameras to smartphones to tablets, these memory cards contain precious files. And more importantly, these memory cards carry memories that users want to keep for the rest of their lives.


Unfortunately, SD and micro SD cards are very prone to damage, accidental formatting, and corruption. All these scenarios can lead to loss of data. These memory cards, too, don’t have the longest lifespan, so it’s quite normal for said devices to get damaged, corrupted or encounter bad sectors after a certain period of usage which means you’ll require damaged sd card recovery in order to retrieve your lost digital memories from any corrupt memory card.

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Steps for Corrupted SD Card Recovery

How to tell that your SD card is corrupted or damaged

Your SD card is likely to be damaged if you notice any of these signs:

Most of the photos or videos stored on the card are missing.

An error message appears: ‘SD card is not accessible.’

No folder appears when you attempt to access the SD card.

In case there are folders, you still can’t open them. Alternatively, there could be error messages like “Read/Write error on SD card’ indicating that your device cannot read from the card.

You can view contents of the SD card, but you are unable to copy or transfer them.

Your device like phone, tablet or PC can recognize the SD card, but you can’t see any stored file.

You can’t add, copy, save or delete anything in the card.


Different ways to retrieve data from an SD card

If your SD card has been corrupted or damaged, you can try any of these damaged memory card recovery tricks:


Connect it to another device

There are some occasions wherein a phone, tablet, or electronic device won’t read the SD card because it is incompatible with the said storage device. Connecting the SD card to another device, one which is compatible with it, can let you access the files stored in it.


Use the ‘chkdsk’ command

Get a card reader and insert your SD card into it to connect to a PC. Click on “Start” from the Windows taskbar and choose “Computer.” Find the SD card under the “Devices with Removable Storage” option and take note of the drive letter where the card is assigned.


Click on the “Start” option again and type in ‘cmd’ in the search box. Then right-click cmd and choose the option “Run as administrator.” There will be a command window that opens, allowing you to fix your corrupted SD card from there.


Then type the command ‘chkdsk’ and the drive letter of the SD card followed by a colon and /f. After pressing enter, the Chkdsk will look for possible errors and fix the corrupted SD card. Simply follow the succeeding message prompts. Finally, check the drive assigned to the SD card to confirm if the files have been retrieved or not.


If you can view all the files yet you can’t save them, then the SD card is in write protected mode. Simply unlock its write protection switch located in the side of the memory card so that you can modify or save the files.


Use diagnostic tools

In case you are still unable to view or overwrite the files in the card, then it is possible that the files have been lost. In this regard, you should use a disc diagnostic tool. The danger of using a program for this purpose is that you might erase everything on the card.


You may also utilize an SD card recovery app for retrieving data on a corrupted SD card used in your camera or smartphone. You can find numerous recovery tools for SD card online.


As far as the effectiveness of these tools, it’s like a gamble—you can never be assured of how successful the tool you use can be in recovering deleted or corrupted files.

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Lost Memories – Corrupted SD Data Recovery

There is a better, safer way of recovering corrupted files on an SD or micro SD card—with the assistance of Lost Memories Data Recovery UK. We have the expertise to retrieve or rescue lost files from a memory card.

Lost Memories specializes in retrieving data from corrupted SD cards. It can recover data from physically damaged memory cards. Even cards which were damaged by water can still be salvaged by the personnel of Lost Memories.

The company can recover data from virtually any kind of memory card type, from SD cards, micro SD cards, miniSD cards, and multimedia cards. It can also salvage data from xD cards, Stick Pro and Sony Memory Sticks.

Lost Memories Data Recovery UK implements a no data, no charge policy. This means you don’t have to pay the company if it is not successful in retrieving the data lost or damaged. When you bring the damaged SD card to Lost Memories Data Recovery, the firm will assess the corrupted hardware and determine the number of files that can be retrieved or rescued.

In short, the best way to recover files from a corrupted SD card is to seek the intervention of Lost Memories UK. You will be assured of successful retrieval of your data sans the hassles and risks associated with using a third-party SD card recovery tool.

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The team did everything in its power to retrieve my data. The files had been overwritten, but they did everything possible and were so quick with the work. Highly recommended!
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