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Repair Corrupted Memory Card Not Detected Using cmd

Posted on Sep 25, 2017 by Abby Haines to Storage Media Recovery


Memory card SD card not detected, opening or showing data? This page shows you how to repair corrupted memory card not detected using cmd. If any data get lost during the process, just try EaseUS data recovery software to retrieve them back.

Memory card now is one of the most popular storage media used in mobile phones or digital camera or some other devices to save and transfer data like pictures, videos, documents. But SD card not detected or memory card not opening or showing data issues caused by errors, corruptions, bad sectors, virus infection, etc happens now and then and get users into trouble.

Steps to repair corrupted memory card not detected using cmd

Fortunately, there are a list of solutions created by professionals, technicians, geeks to troubleshoot the problem. Among them, repairing corrupted memory card using CMD is tried by a majority of victims because it works at most times. Next, let's look how to do it.

Step 1. Plug in your memory card to your computer with a card reader.

Step 2. Go to the start menu, type in "cmd" in a search bar, hit enter and then you can see something named "cmd. exe" under a list of programs.

Step 3. Right click "cmd. exe" and then you will get the following command windows that allow you to fix your corrupted memory card without format.  

Repair corrupted memory card not detected using cmd step 1

Step 4. Type in "chkdsk /X /f memory card letter:" or "chkdsk sd card letter: /f ", for example,"chkdsk /X /f G:" or "chkdsk h: /f".

Repair corrupted memory card not detected using cmd step 2

Finishing all the steps, CMD command prompt will then start to repair corrupted memory card. If it works, you wil see "Windows has made corrections to the file system" in the command window. Then, the card is successfully fixed and will be detected by your PC again later. And if you find your important data get deleted or lost, please don't worry! EaseUS data recovery software to help you retrieve them back.

How to recover data from corrupted memory card

1. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, choose the corrupted memory card and click "Scan" button.

2. A quick scan and deep scan will start simultaneously to find all the files on the memory card.

3. After the scan, preview all the listed recoverable files and choose those you want. Finally, click "Recover" button to retrieve them back from the corrupted memory card. Here, please choose a different location to save the recovered data to avoid data overwriting.

Recover data from corrupted memory card

Try alternative solutions when cmd failed to repair corrupted memory card

And if the cmd cannot repair the corrupted memory card, then you may want to try other possible solutions. They are all the options you can try:

Option 1. Change the drive letter

1) Go to Disk Management, right Cclick on your memory card and click Change Drive Letter and Paths.
2) Click the drive letter and select Change option, then specify a drive letter for the card and click OK.

Option 2. Reinstall the drivers

1) Go to Device Manager, double-click Disk Drives in the list.
2) Right Click on the name of your memory card and click Uninstall. Click OK.
3) Restart your PC to check if the memory card can be detected.

Option 3. Repair corrupted SD card by formatting

Open My Computer or This PC, right click the corrupted memory card and click Format option. Then follow the instructions to finish the process.

Note: formatting will erase all your files, so please recover the data you want from the corrupted memory card using EaseUS data recovery before starting.