How To Retrieve Data from a Damaged SD Card?

Here is a safe and reliable damaged SD card data recovery software - Remo Recover to salvage data from damaged SD cards. Works with all brands of Sd cards like Kingston, Samsung, SanDisk, Lexar etc. Download a free trial and try today!


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Repairing damaged SD card error without formatting it

A friend turned up today morning with a question related to her SD card. She had been using the card in her mobile, but it had stopped functioning. Then she removed the card and inserted it into her PC, an error message appeared stating "SD card is damaged. Try reformatting it." Thankfully, she hasn’t formatted the SD card. She says she has a number of important images, collection of her favourite music and hundreds of documents. Now, she wants to know if there is any way to recover all her data. Please suggest any reliable tool to recover data from SD cards.

Absolutely, we can certainly help you with recovering data from damaged SD cards using Remo Recover software. First we explain the reasons for damage to SD cards and then we move on to the recovery process. Please read on.

It is important that SD cards usually become inaccessible when it is damaged or corrupted. It may display errors like the one described above. If you are unable to access data on the SD card, then you don’t have to worry because Remo Recover can easily recover all those files. But, before performing damaged SD card recovery, stop using the card until you are ready to repair and recover corrupted SD card or you may lose the data permanently.

SD card gets damaged in numerous scenarios, the most common of them are explained below.

  • Virus infection: If you have connected a memory card to your computer that's affected by virus, the files on the card may get corrupt or in worse cases, may get deleted. Virus can also occur as a result of browsing of some alternative party websites and downloading software from unauthorized sites, if you are using a SD card over network.
  • Improper ejection of card: If you remove an SD card from a computer and other multimedia device during read / write process, it may lead to card corruption.
  • Low battery: Sometimes, you might try to capture photos when the camera is low on battery. The card can also get corrupted as a result of capturing photos before saving the previous image.
  • Usage of same SD card in multiple cameras: If you use the same SD card on multiple cameras or devices, it may result in corruption.

Other reasons for loss of data from SD cards are like accidental deletion of photos, accidental formatting of SD card, unreliable third party applications, etc.

Use Remo Recover toolkit to get back files from damaged SD card

Remo Recover is a professional data recovery application that has the ability to rescue erased, formatted, corrupted or inaccessible files from SD cards. Not just SD cards, even other memory cards like CF, XD, micro SD, mini SD, MMC, memory sticks are all supported by the software.

All kinds of image files like JPEG, JPG, PSD, PNG, GIF, and TIFF along with RAW images can be recovered by the software. In addition to photos, you can also recover audio files like MP3, MP4, WAV, M4A, M4b, etc and video files like MOV, AVI, MP4, MPEG, MPG, M4V, 3GP etc. The software is designed to work with all brands of SD cards like SanDisk, Lexar, Transcend, Samsung, Sony and more. With such extra ordinary features and an easy to use interface, Remo Recover is highly recommended to recover files from damaged SD card.

Before purchasing the licensed version of Remo Recover, first download the demo version and install on your Windows computer. Launch the utility to scan the SD card and check what files can be recovered, so that you can evaluate the effectiveness of the program. Remember to save the restored file on your computer you need to purchase the actual software.

Follow these steps to recover files from damaged SD card using Remo Recover software:

Step 1: Download, install and run the Remo Recover app on your Windows desktop. Connect the damaged SD card to your system via card reader. Select Recover Files option, and then choose your SD card from the list of available drives in the system. Now, hit Scan button to start scanning the damaged SD card

Recover Files from Damaged SD Card - Main Screen

Figure A: Main Screen

Step 2: Now, the software scans the SD card thoroughly and prepares a list of all the files it finds. You can view these files in File Type View or Data View

Damaged SD Card Recovery - Recovered Files View

Figure B: Recovered Files View

Step 3: Before saving the recovered files, you can preview the files recovered one by one using Preview option

How To Recover Files from Damaged SD Card - Preview Recovered Files

Figure C: Preview Recovered Files

Step 4: If you are happy with the recovery results after evaluating, then activate the full version of the software to save the recovered files at your desired location

How To Recover Files from Damaged SD Card - Save Recovered Files

Figure D: Save Recovered Files


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