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How to Fix 'SD Card Is Blank or Has Unsupported File System' [100% Working Solutions]

If you cannot use your SD card, there may be something wrong with it. And this passage will offer you several ways to make the error 'SD card is blank or has unsupported file system' solved.  

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SD cards are widely used on cameras or Android to transfer working paper, save photos, or extend internal storage. But as the use of SD cards becomes more widespread, it can have many problems. Have you encountered problems like the following?

There is a notification 'SD card blank or unsupported file system' whenever I insert my SD card in my device. I am neither able to mount nor format it (even with a PC). What are some suggestions to solve this issue?  – from Quora

If you also encounter the error "SD card is blank or has an unsupported file system." Don't worry. I will help you to analyze the reasons and give you different solutions.

Why "SD Card Is Blank or Has Unsupported File System" Error 


The "SD card is blank or has unsupported file system" error is one of the most annoying situations with SD cards. Before we know how to fix the SD card, you should understand why this error happens. Why does the SD card blank, or has an unsupported file system?

  • Corrupt file system
  • USB port or card reader faulty 
  • SD card has bad sectors
  • SD card is not safely removed
  • Connect the SD card to a different system
  • Remove the SD card without turning off the connected device
  • Use the SD card in a computer system that contains a virus

There are many reasons an SD card is blank, either because of the SD card or human error. The following section will provide some simple ways. Before you seek professional help, you can fix it yourself by these methods.

How to Fix "SD Card Is Blank or Has Unsupported File System"

Fix 1. Restart the Device 

The easiest way is to reboot the device first. Rebooting the device will solve most of the problems and may also fix the SD card blank.

Step 1. Turn off the device.

Step 2. Reboot the device and see if the SD card starts working.

Fix 2. Reinsert the SD Card

The slot designed to hold the SD card can occasionally fail. You can try taking the SD out and re-inserting it to see if the SD card is blank or has an unsupported file system solved. 

Fix 3. Try Another Device 

If there is a problem with the USB port or the card reader, you can try connecting the card using a different card reader. Or connect the SD card to another device to see if it has a problem.

Fix 4. Check SD Card 

A professional disk management tool is needed on Windows: EaseUS Partition Master Free, which can be used to check the SD card and fix corrupted file systems. You can check it for bad sectors and fix "SD cards is blank or has unsupported file systems."

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Step 1. Right-click the target partition that has a problem.

Step 2. Choose "Advanced" > "Check File System".

Step 3. Confirm if you want to hide the partition or not.

Step 4. In the Check File System window, check the "Try to fix errors if found" option.

Step 5. Click "Start" to check errors on your partition.

Fix 5. Show Hidden Files

If you insert the SD card on a different device, you may have left some hidden files on the SD card. This may be incompatible with the current system. You can solve the SD card is blank problem by removing the hidden files with the following steps.

Step 1. Place the SD card on a card reader and connect it to your computer.

Step 2. Open "Control Panel" and select "Programs."

Step 3. Select "Appearance and Personalization" on the left side.

choose Appearance and Personalization

Step 4. Click on "File Explorer Options" and select "View."

Step 5. Check "Show hidden files, folders, and drives."

check show hidden files

Step 6. Select "Apply" and save. If there are hidden files, please delete them and fix the SD card blank.

Fix 6. Run Anti-Virus Software

If your SD card is connected to an insecure device, it can also make it blank. So, you can run antivirus software to check if the SD card is attacked by a virus and eradicate it. You can use the built-in security tool of Windows to do this.

Step 1. Type "Windows Security" and open the window.

Step 2. Click on "Virus & threat protection."

Step 3. Select "Scan options."

Step 4. Select "Custom scan" and start scanning. And select the SD card.

select custom scan

Fix 7. Format SD Card 

If all the methods are failed to solve the problem, you can try to format the SD card. It will not only make "SD card is blank or has unsupported file system" solved, but also make the SD card store data again. EaseUS Partition Master is a powerful tool that can easily format SD Card FAT32. This tool is very easy to use.

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

Step 2. Set a new partition label, file system (NTFS/FAT32/EXT2/EXT3/EXT4/exFAT), and cluster size to the selected partition, then click "OK".

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

Step 4. Click the "Execute 1 Task(s)" button on the toolbar, then click "Apply" to start formatting your SD card.

You can also use Disk Management or Diskpart on your PC to format the SD card. But if you want to use the Diskpart, you need to be careful with the command. And you can click the link below to check the step-by-step guide. 

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Fix 8. Buy a New SD Card 

If your SD card has too many bad sectors to repair or format. You can buy a new one to solve the problem. 

These are the eight ways to solve the " to solve the SD card problem. If you encounter other problems with your SD card, you can click the button below to see solutions.


Do you know why the SD card is blank or has an unsupported file system error? This passage provides you with eight ways to solve it. If a man's behavior causes the problem, you need to be more cautious when removing the SD card. 

If the SD card causes it, you can use EaseUS Partition Master to check the error or format it. 

FAQs About SD Card Is Blank or Has Unsupported File System

There are some frequently asked questions about SD card is blank or has an unsupported file system. Read them if you are interested. 

1. What causes SD card errors?

Improper use, bad sectors, physical damage, and corrupted file system may cause SD card errors. And you can fix the errors by following the solutions I offered in this passage.

2. How do I fix a blank SD card error?

There are several ways to fix SD card blank errors. You can use EaseUS Partition Master to check bad sectors or use it to format the SD card. And you can also delete the hidden files.

3. How do I know if my SD card is corrupted?

If your camera or other devices can not recognize the SD card or SD card readers fail to list the card, or you can not open the files on the SD card, you can know your SD card is corrupted.

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