How to Retrieve Data from Locked Memory Card

Memory cards are usually used to expand storage capacity of any media devices like smartphone, digital camera, music player and so on. Many people make the memory card password protected or locked to secure their data safely. But, sometimes you may forget memory card’s lock code number and lose access to the whole memory card and its data. In such situations, don’t panic! Here are some ways to remove password from memory card to recover data from locked memory card.

Easy methods to remove memory card password

Below are some basic methods to recover data from locked memory card by unlocking the memory card.  So follow the steps explained here to unlock your memory card and get data from it successfully.

Method 1: Unlock memory card by Bluetooth

  • Go to File Manager option on your phone
  • Under Settings, select System Folders
  • In System Folder, you need to find mmcstore
  • Send mmcstore file to PC or laptop using IR/Bluetooth
  • In computer, open that file using via Notepad
  • Search your Password and you will find it in the file that is opened

Method 2: Remove memory card password by File Explorer

  • Download File Explorer app and install it
  • Insert locked memory card in it and don’t open
  • Run File Explorer
  • Go to path C:system and find mmcstore file
  • Next, rename mmcstore file to mmcstore.txt 
  • Connect your phone to computer via data cable and transfer mmcstore file to your computer
  • Open that file (mmcstore.txt) on your computer with Notepad
  • Now you will able to see your Password. Enter that password to open locked memory card

How to get data from locked memory card after serious data loss?

Locked memory card data disaster often happen due to improper handling. Let’s have a look over the following cases wherein data gets deleted or lost from the locked memory card:

  • Virus or malware attack make the memory card inaccessible
  • Abrupt removal of memory card from camera or a card reader while card is still writing data
  • Locked memory card becomes inaccessible and you may lose access to its data if file system gets corrupted

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