Fix Memory Card Error

Abby Haines Updated on Jul 04, 2019 to Data Recovery | How-to Articles


This article shows you how to fix the memory card error without losing any data. You need firstly recover data from inaccessible, RAW, not working or corrupted memory SD card. Then reset and repair memory card error with simple clicks. Free download the best memory card recovery software to restore lost memory card data and fix memory card error with ease.

Commonplace Memory card error

We conclude multiple accidents ranging from virus infection to memory card data structure corruption which can cause 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 card
  • Power surges Pulling out the memory card without switching the camera off.
  • Switching off the camera during the writing process.

Memory card error solution to fix memory card error

Suggestion one: Take the problematic card out of your device and connect it to a computer. See if it can be accessed correctly. This way sometimes can help clear the buffers, eliminate incompatibility and make the card function well. If this can not solve the problem for you, please follow suggestion two.

Suggestion two: First use a memory card software to recover your precious data from it. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is a reliable memory card recovery tool that can retrieve data from memory card easily as long as it can appear as a drive letter in "My Computer" after being connected to PC.

Usually, deleted or formatted data is not permanently removed. Stop using the memory card once you lost data on it. With powerful memory card recovery software, you can hopefully get lost data back.

Step 1. Run memory card recovery software

  • Connect the memory card on which you lost your files to your computer and launch EaseUS card recovery software - Data Recovery Wizard on your PC.
  • Select your memory card under External Devices and click "Scan" to start finding your lost files.
Select memory card to scan and find lost files.

Step 2. Scan to find all lost files from memory card

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will fully scan your memory card and find all your lost data on it.

Scan memory card to find lost files.

Step 3. Scan to find all lost files from your memory card.

After the scanning process, you can check and preview found files in this program.

  • Underneath Deleted Files, you can find your deleted memory card files there.
  • And if you formatted the memory card, you can check those files under Lost Partition Files.
  • And Filter will help you quickly find your lost files from Graphics, Documents, Videos, Audio, and Email, etc.

You can directly double-click the files to preview and see if found files are all right. After this, you can choose those files and click "Recover" to restore them to a secure location on your PC or other external storage devices.

Restore lost memory card data.

Step 4. After getting out all data out of the memory card, you can solve the error through formatting on your PC. Go to -> "My computer" -> "Management" -> "Storage" -> "Disk Management" -> select the disk drive your card represents and format it here. After that, your card should work properly.

The above guide can be applied to save videos, photos, and audio, Office documents, PDF files, archives, emails, etc before fixing the 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.


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Frequently Asked Qusetions

1. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

2. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

3. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

4. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files to better verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

5. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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