How to Fix My Blank SD Card and Recover Data?

Updated on March 11, 2020

SD card showing as blank or unsupported file system inspite of containing files in it? Resolve this issue and retrieve all your files from blank SD card using Remo Recover software. Download the software for free and retrieve all your data from the SD card that is showing empty, in few easy steps.


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“I have a 32 GB SD card in my phone which contains more than 6 GB data, but it is showing blank and has unsupported file system. I am not able to access any files from my SD card. I tried all possible methods like inserted my SD card to other phone and even PC, but SD card is showing the same error message. The data on the SD card is very essential to me, does anyone know what to do when the SD card shows empty and how to restore lost data?”

Such kind of issues are not very uncommon among SD card users and the usual reason behind this problem may be corruption of the memory card after which it is showing empty. No need to worry, blank SD card fix is possible with the aid of a professional data recovery utility called Remo Recover. This is one of the finest recovery applications that comes with smart-scan features to recover files from dead Micro SD card when it says blank, with its quick recovery algorithms.

Why SD card shows empty?

Following are some of the scenarios that may corrupt SD card and make it display SD card empty error message on your device:

  • SD card file system corrupt: Sometimes, due to improper operation, the file system of the SD card might get corrupted and hence could show SD card blank error. As a result all the data stored on it may become inaccessible.
  • Virus attack: Even though SD card is full, when you try to open it, it shows empty. This mainly occurs if the memory card is severely infected by viruses or other malware applications.
  • Bad sectors: SD card containing bad sectors could damage the card and can make it unreadable with an empty icon.
  • Untrustworthy antivirus software: Have you noticed after running antivirus program on your computer, your SD card shows blank. This may happen because antivirus tool deletes the file whichever marked as virus without giving any notification to the user.

Data recovery when SD card says empty:

When your SD card says blank, it does not mean that the files stored on it are lost forever. As long as the missing data is not overwritten with any other files and the memory card is not physically damaged, you can use Remo Recover tool to retrieve any kind of lost data from it including photos, music, video, emails and much more. This tool supports various SD cards like MicroSD, MiniSD, SDHC, SDXC, etc. and you can totally rely on it to restore files from formatted memory card on both Mac and Windows running computers.

Remo Recover Software to recover data from SD card showing empty:

Remo Recover is considered to be the perfect solution for restoring lost data files from SD card, when the SD card is blank or has unsupported file system error. With its advanced scanning techniques, this wizard can quickly perform blank SD card fix and get back complete data that is lost or deleted from your SD card. Additionally, you can utilize this application to recover files from SD card that is damaged, broken, formatted or unreadable due to any reasons.

Other useful features of Remo Recover tool:

Supports various file formats like PNG, JPG, TIGG, BMP, GIF, PIC, etc. and RAW pictures such as NEF, ORF, PEF, SR2, CR2, CRW, etc. and also video and audio files like AIFF, WAV, 3GP, XVID, DIVX, M4V, AVI, MOV, MP4, MP3, and many more. This program is compatible to work on devices running latest Windows version including Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008.  Remo Recover provides a trial version to check efficiency of the software so that you can make your mind before buying the licensed version.  It comes with simplified user friendly interface to assist technical as well as non-technical user in recovering photos from SD card that is blank and if you need any help while installing / running the utility you can always contact the technical support team which is available 24*7.

Steps to recover SD card that is showing empty:

Step 1: After installing the trial edition of Remo Recover software on your computer, run the application. Now, connect the SD card to the system via card reader and select “Recover Files” option from main screen. Then, choose the SD card from the list of available drives in the system, and clicck Scan button

SD Card Shows Empty - Main Screen

Figure A: Main Screen

Step 2: The tool now scans the SD card to extract all its files. Once it completes the scanning and recovery process, it displays the recovered files in Data View, and File Type View

My SD Card Shows Empty - Recovered Data View

Figure B: Recovered Data View

Step 3: Prior saving the recovered files, you can preview the recovered files one by one by right-clicking on the respective file, and choosing Preview option

SD Card Shows Up Empty - Preview Recovered Data

Figure C: Preview Recovered Data

Step 4: After previewing all the recoverable files, and if you are happy with the recovery results, you can activate the software to save the recovered files

Micro SD Card Shows Empty - Save Recoverable Data

Figure D: Save Recovered Data


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