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How to repair a damaged SD card..and how to recover data from it!

    SD cards are a very common image storage device used in Android phones and DSLR digital cameras. Repairing a damaged SD card is what most users of these delicate devices are looking for, and in this article, we will learn about the best ways to bring it back to life and make it work again.

How to repair a damaged SD card..and how to recover data from it!
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What are the factors that cause the “SD card damaged” error to appear?

    Many reasons may lead to the corruption of the SD memory card, some of them we will mention to you in the next few lines.

  • Physical damage in the SD card.
  • Idle sd file system.
  • Remove the Micro SD card from the device while transferring files.
  • Use the same memory card on multiple devices.
  • Incorrect ejection of the SD memory card from the mobile device.
  • The cause of the spread of virus applications.

    Whether you are using a camera, or a smartphone, some situations may damage the SD card and lead to the loss of all data. backup.

How to fix a damaged SD card

    To repair a damaged SD card you can reformat it, but you end up losing all the contents of the card. One of the reasons why the SD card is corrupted error appears is the change in the file format during data transfer, or because of the spread of bad sectors in the SD card, there may be a possibility that During data transfer, the file format has changed and the memory card has been corrupted.

1- Try to maintain without a computer

  1. Turn off a device (camera, smartphone).
  2. Remove the SD memory card.
  3. Insert the SD memory card back into your device.
  4. If the SD card works again, back up all the data stored on the Micro SD card and then format it.

2- Repair the memory card using the computer

    If the memory card is still not readable, learn how to fix the following damaged SD card: Plug the affected Micro SD card into your computer, and check whether the issue still persists or not, there are sometimes compatibility issues that can prevent the device from recognizing the card SD card, you can connect the SD card to your computer with a card reader.

Repairing a Disabled SD Card Using the CMD Command Prompt

  1. Connect the damaged SD card to the computer.
  2. Go to My Computer.
  3. In the Devices and Drives section, locate the SD card and note the letter written next to the card.
  4. Now launch Command Prompt from Start Menu by searching for Command Prompt and then type “chkdsk h: /r” as the h stands for the drive letter.
  5. This command called chkdsk scans the damaged SD card, checks for problems, and repairs the cards. After the scanning process is finished, unplug and reconnect the memory card, and see if the problem is resolved.

  • Assign a new drive letter

  1. Open Disk Management.
  2. Find the SD memory card.
  3. Right-click on the SD card.
  4. Select Change Drive Letter and Paths.
  5. After applying the changes, restart the system, and plug the SD card back in.

  • Disable and re-enable the SD card

  1. After plugging the damaged memory card into your computer.
  2. Go to Device Manager.
  3. Right-click on the SD card and select “Disable”
  4. Wait a few minutes and then click "Enable".
  5. For the changes to take effect, you may have to restart your computer.

3- Ask for help with data recovery from Stellar Data Recovery

    In case of physical damage to an SD card, you should seek help from data recovery services, data recovery services have built-in tools and specialized teams to repair damaged SD cards, recover lost, deleted, and formatted data from SD cards safely.

    Regardless of the cause or complexity of the problem, Stellar Data Recovery can recover up to 100 percent of important data from SD cards, SDHC cards, SDXC cards, portable hard drives, and external devices.

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