SanDisk Memory Card Repair Tool Free Download

Tracy King updated on Sep 12, 2019 to Storage Media Recovery | How-to Articles

Summary

You will need an SD card repair tool when your SD card gets corrupted or inaccessible. However, since using the repair software may result in data loss on your device, we recommend you try to recover data from your corrupted or damaged SD card first using EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, then fix your SD card using the free SD card repair tools provided.

Applies To: SanDisk SD cards and memory cards from other brands

PAGE CONTENT:
When Do You Need an SD Card Repair Tool
Preparation: Back Up Your SD Card Files
Download SD Card Repair Tool to Fix Corrupted SD Card
Tips to Repair a Corrupted SD Card Without SD Card Repair Tool

When Do You Need an SD Card Repair Tool

Generally, you will need an SD card repair tool when your memory card gets corrupted. An SD card can be corrupted in various ways. You can divide it into two categories: logical corruption or physical corruption. If your SanDisk SD card is physically damaged, no repair tool will help and only manual repair services may work. If your memory card is logically corrupted, you may see your SD card fits into one of the following situations:

  • The SD card shows no files but there are
  • The memory card shows RAW file system
  • The SD card shows "Missing", "No Media" or other states in Disk Management

Of course, there are other situations in which your SD card is inaccessible. But these are the commonest ones in which you need an SD card repair tool to fix your corrupted SD card. An SD card repair tool is able to repair logical corruptions like file system errors, wrong formatting, reading errors, and more. However, since some SD card repair tools work to fix a corrupted SD card by restoring your flash drive to its factory default settings, which means there will be data loss after the repair, you will need to back up your data first before applying the repair tool.

Preparation: Back Up the Files on the Corrupted SD Card

If the files on your SD card are still available, you can copy the files and folders directly to somewhere else to make a backup. However, in most of the cases, when your SD card gets corrupted, you cannot open and access the files on the device. That's why you need the hard drive recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover your data before the repair. It will recover data from a detectable but inaccessible SD card with ease, be it from SanDisk, Toshiba, Sony, Kingston, or other brands.

Notice:
Even if your SanDisk SD card is still under warranty, you still need to perform data recovery by yourself. Besides, SanDisk warranty doesn't provide any reimbursement for data recovery services. Thus, using data recovery software is more affordable than asking for help from manual data recovery services.

To recover data from your SanDisk SD card:

NOTICE: Please be aware of stopping using your SanDisk SD card to avoid further data loss issue when you deleted or lost files on it.

Step 1. Run SD card recovery software and scan SanDisk SD card

  • Insert your SanDisk SD card to a card reader and plug it into your PC, let the computer read it.
  • Run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard on your PC.
  • Find your SanDisk SD card and select it under External Devices.
  • Click Scan to start SanDisk SD card recovery now.
Start SanDisk SD card recovery.

Step 2. Find and preview SanDisk SD card files

Here is a quick way to guide you find lost files:

  • Delete Files: Lists your deleted files there.
  • Drive (with your device name): It loads all lost files there.
  • Lost Partition Files: Check first if it's for formatted recovery.
  • Extra Files: Finds files that lost names or paths.
Find lost files from SanDisk SD card.

You can double-click found files to preview and check out whether they are your desired files.

Step 3. Restore lost files from SanDisk SD card.

Do remember to restore and save the found SanDisk SD card files to a secure location on your PC or an external storage device.

Find lost files from SanDisk SD card.

After recovering the data from your corrupted or inaccessible SD card, now you can apply one of the SD card repair tools introduced below to repair your corrupted SD card.

Download SD Card Repair Tool to Fix Corrupted SD Card

There are various reasons that may cause your SD card to get corrupted. Therefore, there is more than one way you can try to fix the corrupted SD card. With the free partition tool - EaseUS Partition Master, which can also serve as an SD card repair tool, you can try different ways to repair your SD card with ease. 

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 Windows 10 is supported

With this SD card repair software, you can repair your SD card in three ways:

Method 1. Repair damaged SD card by changing the drive letter

When there is a drive letter conflict between your SD card and a partition on your SD card, you may not be able to see your SD card show up under File Explorer. Thus, changing the drive letter of your SD card may help. Download and launch EaseUS SD card repair tool, right-click the SD card and choose to change the 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.

Method 2. Repair corrupted SD card by Running CHKDSK

CHKDSK is able to check and repair your SD card errors including file system errors, bad sectors, and more.

 

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

Method 3. Repair Corrupted SD Card by Formatting

Formatting your SD card is helpful to repair it when you see your SD card has a RAW file system. Since formatting will cause data loss on your storage medium, make sure you have backed up the files on your SD card using the ways introduced above.

 

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

Tips to Repair a Corrupted SD Card Without SD Card Repair Tool

Windows built-in repair tool - Diskpart helps to remove write protection and repair corrupted SanDisk memory card, USB, hard drive or other devices with simple clicks. Besides, Windows builtin troubleshooter can find and fix problems with devices and hardware. Thus, you can also try these tips to repair your corrupted SD card.

Method 1. Remove Write Protection on SanDisk Memory Card with Diskpart

When your SD card is write-protected, you cannot edit the files in it. That why removing write protection is useful to repair your SD card.

Step 1. Press "Win + R", type cmd and hit "Enter" to open Command Prompt.

Step 2. Type diskpart and hit "Enter" to open diskpart.

Step 3. Type list disk and hit "Enter".

Step 4. Type select disk 0 ("0" is the number of your corrupted SD card) and hit "Enter".

Step 5. Type attributes disk clear readonly and hit "Enter" to remove write protection on the storage device.

Step 6. Close diskpart window once the write protection removing process is finished.

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 Tool 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: DOWDLOAD and install EaseUS Tool M for free.

Step 2: Run EaseUS Tool M on your PC, choose "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.

Method 2. Repair Corrupted SD Card Using Windows Troubleshooter

As mentioned, Windows Troubleshooter is able to fix problems with devices and hardware. You can also run the troubleshooter to take a chance.

Step 1. Connect your SD card to your computer via a card reader.

Step 2. Click the "Start" button, type troubleshoot and select "Troubleshoot". 

Step 3. Under "Find and fix other problems", click "Hardware and Devices".

Step 4. Click "Run the troubleshooter".

Fix corrupted SD card - Run Windows Built-in Troubleshooter

The Bottom Line

When you get a corrupted SD card, you can first specify the cause and then fix it accordingly. Sometimes, using an SD card repair tool is unnecessary since some inbuilt solutions may also help you repair your SD card. If you don't know what the cause is, you can try all the tips detailed above to have a try.

 
 

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Frequently Asked Questions

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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