Use SD Card Repair Tool to Fix Corrupted SD Card

Roxanne updated on Feb 12, 2020 to Partition Manager | How-to Articles

General methods to fix corrupted SD card
Download the best SD card repair tool to fix damaged SD card
Tips to prevent SD card corruption

SD card corruption with different errors happens now and then. When attacked by the issue, you will not be able to use the SD card and access your media files on Android phones, digital cameras, or some other digital devices. In this case, you have to fix the damaged SD card for reuse. On this page, we offer you a reliable SD card repair tool for Samsung, Kingston, SanDisk SD card repair. Download for free and try it when you fail to deal with SD card errors, damage, or corruption. 

In case of data loss disaster that might occur during the SD card repair process, you can use EaseUS free data recovery software to perform an SD card data recovery before using the SD card repair tool. It enables users to recover files from SD card/SSD/HDD/USB drive/memory stick/digital camera, etc. due to accidental deletion, formatting, virus attack, and so on. 

General Methods to Fix Corrupted SD Card 

Try two quick fixes below before taking solutions in-depth. 

1. Try to Use SD Card on Another Device

When your SD card cannot be recognized or accessed from your PC, Android phone, or digital camera, you cannot confirm that the issue is on your digital device or the memory card. So, we recommend you to try to use the SD card on another computer or device. If it works, you'll be able to back up your data.

2. Reinstall the Drivers

Sometimes, your SD card cannot be detected while plugging into the PC because of the disk driver issue. In this case, you can try to reinstall the drivers. To do it:

Right-click My Computer or This PC > click "Manage". On the left side, click "Device Manager" > double-click "Disk Drives" on the list. Here, right-click your SD card, click "Uninstall". Finally, click "OK". After all the process, restart your PC and connect your SD card again to check if it can be detected and work properly.

Download the Best SD Card Repair Tool to Fix Damaged SD Card

If all the above basic methods can not help you repair a corrupted SD card, you can download and try EaseUS free partition tool to manage the job. It is a free partition manager & SD card repair tool for Windows users. It can help users resize/move partition, create/delete/format partition, convert NTFS to FAT32, check file system, wipe data, clone partition on SD card, and other storage devices.

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 Windows 10 is supported

Now, Download this software and let's see how to use the EaseUS SD card repair tool to fix a corrupted SD card.

1. Perform a Surface Test

How to repair corrupted memory card? Usually, you should first check whether it has any physical damage or not. If you encounter physical errors, such as many bad sectors on your SD card, you may not be able to fix the SD card with SD card repair tools. EaseUS Partition Master can help you do disk surface test easily and quickly.  If it is in a good physical condition but corrupted, you need to move to the following solutions to troubleshoot.

2. Change the Drive Letter

Launch the EaseUS SD card repair tool, right-click the SD card and choose to Change drive letter. In the drop-down list, select the drive letter you want to assign to the card and click OK to finish the process.

3. Check File System by Running CHKDSK 


Step 1: Open EaseUS Partition Master on your computer. Then locate the disk, right-click the partition you want to check, and choose "Check File System".

Check Partition - Step 1

Step 2: In the Check File System window, keep the "Try to fix errors if found" option selected and click "Start".

Check Partition - Step 2

Step 3: The software will begin checking your partition file system on your disk. When it has completed, click "Finish".

Check Partition - Step 3

4. Format SD Card


Step 1: Open EaseUS Partition Master. Find your SD card and right-click the partition you want to format and choose "Format".

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 1

Step 2: Set a new partition label, file system (NTFS/FAT32/EXT2/EXT3), and cluster size to the selected partition, then click "OK".

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 2

Step 3: Click "OK" on the pop-up window to continue.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 3

Step 4: Click the "Execute Operation" button on the toolbar, then click "Apply" to start formatting your SD card.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 4
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5. Remove Write Protection

To fix the corrupted SD card, another way you can try is to remove SD card write protection. If you cannot move or delete files from your SD card, you may have the SD card write protected error. Run the following free and secure little program, then you can remove write protection of your memory card in one click.

If you are not professional in computing management and not familiar with command lines, don't worry. EaseUS R&D team has promoted a fresh kit for helping you resolve the write-protection issue on your hard drive, external hard drive, USB or SD card, etc., devices.

EaseUS Tools M is a practical computer fixing tool that is safe and light-weighted. It's a perfect alternative to the command line. 

Use this one-click tool to solve the write-protection issues on your own:

Step 1: DOWNLOAD and install EaseUS Tools M for free.

Step 2: Run EaseUS Tools M on your PC, choose the "Write Protection" mode.

Step 3: Select the device which is now "Write-Protected" and click "Disable" to remove the protection.

Remove Write Protection from storage devices.

Wrap Up

Have you fixed your corrupted SD card with all the above fixes by using EaseUS free partition software? In order to ensure the security of your crucial data, before you take any steps to repair the damaged SD card, it is important to remember to use the data recovery software to restore your data to avoid irreparable damage.

If you have more questions about how to fix a corrupt SD disk or recover data from a corrupted SD card, you can contact our technical support team via live chat or email for help. 

Tips to Prevent SD Card Corruption

  • Never remove a memory card while turning on/off your camera or other devices.
  • Never remove your memory card while saving and viewing a photograph.
  • Never taking/viewing new pictures on battery low.
  • Never change your memory card when the camera is on.
  • Use SD cards from big brands such as SanDisk, Panasonic, Sony, Kingston, Lexar, Olympus, etc.

People Also Ask

1. How can I repair my SD card?

You can use the basic and advanced methods on this page to repair your damaged SD card. By using the powerful EaseUS partition tool, you can fix the damaged SD card with comprehensive approaches.

2. How can I repair my SD card without formatting?

To avoid formatting, you can repair the corrupted SD card by changing the drive letter, checking the file system, and removing write protection.

3. How do you fix a SanDisk Micro SD card?

The solutions listed in this article are applicable to fixing all damaged memory cards, including the SanDisk Micro SD card.

4. Why is SD card corrupted?

SD card can be corrupted or damaged due to various reasons like virus/malware attack, improper removal, power outage, bad sectors, file system error, and many other reasons. When it happens, you can use the methods here to fix a corrupted SD card. 

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