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Fix Memory Card Error

About memory card

There are many popular memory cards include SD card, CF card, Memory Stick, etc which are often used to store the data. Sometimes these cards may get damaged due to power shortage, improper removal or other unknown reasons. Then you may get various error messages, for example memory card error, card not initialized, read error/write error, no memory card, the card cannot be used. And in many cases, your camera or Windows may prompt you to re-format the memory card.

Encountered any above problems, your data can disapear or become inaccessible. So, here we will discuss the topic of how to fix memory card error with no data loss. First once you get your memory card damaged, it is highly recommended to stop further operations on the memory card. Then try a data recovery software to save the data before starting to fix the error.

Save data on memory card before fixing memory card error

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free is able to access and save the data on damaged memory card easily as long as your memory card can appear as a drive letter in "My Computer" after connected to PC. If you want to copy pictures on digital device, you should connect it to your computer, if a new drive letter appears in "My Computer", this is normal. Otherwise, you need to prepare an USB card reader. Next you can learn the detailed guide.

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Step 1: Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free and connect your memory card to your computer. Then choose "Complete Recovery".

Choose recovery mode to fix memory card error

Step 2. Select the file types you want to recover and click "Next" to continue.

Step 3. You can see the list of all volumes and memory card found on your computer. Choose the one you want to scan to find the lost data and press "Next" button to start the scanning task.

Scan the memory card to find all the files

Step 4. After scan, you can preview all the found files and select out those you want. Finally, click "Recover" button to get all of them back with one click. Here you need to choose a folder on the computer to save all the recovered files.

Save data on memory card before fixing memory card error

The above guide can be applied to save videos, photos and audio, Office documents, PDF files, archives, emails, etc before fixing memory card error. And EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free is also known as an excellent free photo recovery software for its powerful capacity of recovering lost pictures from hard drive, digital camera, cell phones and other devices.


If you want to recover files more than 2GB, please upgrade the freeware to a higher version: EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

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Causes of Memory card error

We conclude multiple accidents ranging from virus infection to memory card data structure corruption which can caused Memory card error here. You can read to check more details.

  • The memory card is not formatted properly.
  • The file system is damaged or the property of the file system is RAW
  • Faulty card reader
  • Virus or malware infection
  • Disk structure corruption of the memory car
  • Power surges Pulling out the memory card without switching the camera off.
  • Switching off the camera during write process.

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