How to Repair Corrupt SD Card - Quick Fixes

A corrupt SD card often means losing access to all files stored on it, and there's no specific cause for SD card corruption. Here's how to fix corrupted SD card files carefully without harming any data on it.


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The demand for digital storage devices is widely increased as we are moving towards the paperless epoch. Specifically, in storing personal data, people commonly depend on extended storage devices like SD cards due to its tiny size and enormous capacity.

But, it is often observed that several SD card users are experiencing a common problem with their SD cards i.e. SD Card Corruption. This is a typical issue an SD card user may face and many are struggling to find an answer to the question "how to fix corrupted SD card"?

Well, when your SD card is corrupted because of virus attacks, file system corruption, or other unknown reason, it prevents you from accessing the data saved on it. This can be a very frustrating thing, as your entire data is inaccessible. This problem may grow even severe especially when the SD card data is important for you and you don’t have a backup!

Still, Don’t worry….! Every problem must have a solution, likewise your corrupted SD card too.

In case, if you have any important data saved on the corrupted SD card, then recover files from it before you start the corrupt SD card repair process. There might be chances of losing files from the infected SD card while fixing it. But, how to recover files from corrupted SD card?

Corrupted SD Card Recovery Software - Remo Recover:

Well, Remo Recover photo recovery software is the perfect solution to this dilemma, as it is designed to recover data from corrupt SD card on your Windows computer. Remo Recover performs a deep scan of the corrupt SD card and recovers lost files of more than 300 types in just a single shot. Remo Recover is a read-only software, because of which data overwriting chances are completely eliminated.

You can also use Remo Recover to recover photos, audios, videos and other types of data from SD card, as it is counted as one of the best software to restore corrupted SD card, as well a free software to recover data from corrupted Pen drive, external hard drive, microSD card, USB flash drive, memory card or any other storage media. Moreover, you can see recovered data in two views (File Type and Data Type View) which you can verify prior saving with the Preview option.

The data recovery software supports all versions of Windows operating system including the latest Windows 10. And, Mac OS X compatible edition is also available for free download. So, get the free trial version of the software now and restore entire data from your damaged SD card. Later you can repair the corrupted SD card for reuse. Remo Recover tool supports data recovery from Lexar CF card, SanDisk, Samsung, Sony, Transcend, Toshiba, and other major branded memory cards used in various cameras, camcorders, and other digital devices.

Things to Do After SD Card Corruption to Avoid Data Loss:

  • Immediately STOP using your SD card for saving any new data onto it
  • If you haven’t saved any important data on the corrupted SD card then directly start repairing it instead of restoring files first

Instructions to Recover Files from a Corrupted SD Card:

Step 1: Connect your corrupt SD card to the computer via inserting into the card slot or card reader. launch the Remo Recover software on your system and click the Recover Files button.

Step 2: The software lists all the available drives in the system. Select your SD card and click the Scan button.

 Recover Files from a Corrupted SD Card- Click on Recover Files

Step 3: The software will now scan the SD card thoroughly to recover lost/deleted files. On completion of the scanning process, it displays recovered files on the screen. You can view them in either Data View or File Type View.

 Recover Files from a Corrupted SD Card- File Type View

Step 4: You can now preview the recovered files from the SD card using the Preview option.

 Recover Files from a Corrupted SD Card- Preview Recovered Files

Step 5: After previewing the recovered files, if you are happy with the recovery results, then you can activate the tool by purchasing the license key, and Save the recovered files at your desired location.

 Recover Files from a Corrupted SD Card- Save Recovered Files

Your data is securely recovered from the corrupted SD card, so now start repairing SD cards using the below-mentioned easy methods.

How to Fix Corrupted SD Card?

Fix 1: Access SD Card On Another Device

At times, your device might fail to read the SD card due to various reasons. So, try swapping your default device to access the SD card. For instance, if your camera or phone fails to read the SD card, connect your SD card to a working computer and check.

Note that, your system must have supported drivers to read the SD card. If it’s not, update or install adequate device drivers.

Also, do a virus scan of your corrupt SD card using an effective antivirus software to remove malicious threats or virus from it.

Fix 2: Try Assigning a New Drive Letter

  • Connect the SD card to computer and open Disk Management (by right-clicking on My Computer/This PC -> Manage)
  • Next, right-click on your SD card and select Change Drive Letter and Paths option
  • Click on the drive letter and opt to Change
  • Assign a new drive letter for the SD card using drop-down list and hit OK

Fix 3: Run CHKDSK Command

  • Open My Computer and note down the drive letter of your SD card
  • Go to Start -> select All Programs -> opt Accessories -> open Command Prompt
  • Type chkdsk G: /r and press Enter key (replace G with the drive letter of your SD card)

Fix 4: Format the Corrupted SD Card

If none of the above solutions help to fix the corrupted SD card, then the last option would be to FORMAT the card. So, format your corrupted SD card by right-clicking on it and hit Format button.


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