How To Repair Damaged Sd Card

Damaged Sd cards can be a bit of irritation for us as it holds a lot of valuable information,photos and many more even though it is a tiny thing. Sd cards became a vital part of our electronic world. No smartphone is totally useful until it has a sd card slot on it. Even though many of the smartphones provide a lot of internal device storage, an sd card slot always adds to the space.

Sd cards are very fragile things, small amounts of shock, electrical or magnetic interference may corrupt the files on it. Most of the time it is irrecoverable. When your SD card is damaged or corrupted due to certain reasons, your data will usually become inaccessible. If you tried to open it on your computer, Windows will remind that the card is not accessible because the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable. At this moment, you can try two damaged SD card recovery solutions, using chkdsk or third-party data recovery software to fix the card and recover lost files

Using chkdsk command to fix a corrupted SD card without data loss

ok in this process we try to repair the sd card without data loss, but as i said only try. Most of the times it is impossible to recover the data. Follow these steps to do so-

First of all plugin your sdcard. Now click on the windows button. Type in the word “cmd” and hit enter.You should see something named “cmd. exe” under a list of programs.Right click that and hit “Run as Administrator”. Now before proceeding open my computers and check whats your sd cards name : For example – Removable disk(H). H is the drive letter.

Now you will go back to the command window and type in “chkdsk” then your card’s drive letter, followed by a colon and /f
It should now look something like this-  C:\Windows\System32\chkdsk h:  /f

After this is typed in, hit enter and wait for the program to go to work and find then fix any corruption on the card. This can take a few minutes, depending on the amount of corruption and on the storage size of the card. If there si no corruption you will get a message saying no corruption detected and Cards with corrupted data will get any recovered data stored in the directory lost.dir in the SD card’s list of folders.

Use Third party software to recover data from damaged SD card

Softwares like Easeus data recovery software  can be used to recover deleted, formatted or inaccessible data in various data loss cases. It supports to recover data from computer hard drives, recover formatted USB drive and all storage media like SD cards, CF cards, etc.  Connect corrupted SD card to PC, launch EaseUS data recovery software, select the card and click “Scan“. A quick scan will start first to search all the lost and existing data on the SD card. And after that, a deep scan will automatically launch in order to find more files.  After the scan, choose those you want to recover and click “Recover” button to retrieve them back.

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