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- Video Recovery
- SD Card Recovery
- Recycle Bin Recovery
- Recover Data from USB
- Recover Deleted Emails
- Hard Drive Not Showing Up in Windows
- Recover Unsaved Word Documents
- Recover Deleted Files in Windows 10
- Recover Files from Virus Infected Hard Drive
- Best Free Photo Recovery Software
- Recover Files from Formatted Hard Drive
Applies To: SanDisk SD cards and memory cards from other brands
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.
- 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:
Step 1. Run SD card recovery software and scan the SanDisk SD card.
Connect your SanDisk SD card to your PC, let the computer read it. Then, run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard on your PC. Find your SanDisk SD card and select "Scan" to start SanDisk SD card recovery.
Step 2. Find and preview SanDisk SD card files.
After the scanning process, you can quickly filter your lost files by clicking "Filter". Then, you can double-click each one of these found files to preview and check out whether they are your desired files.
Step 3. Recover lost SanDisk files.
Choose the wanted files and click "Recover" and save them to another place. Then, you'll get back your 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.
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".
Step 2: In the Check File System window, keep the "Try to fix errors if found" option selected and click "Start".
Step 3: The software will begin checking your partition file system on your disk. When it has completed, click "Finish".
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".
Step 2: Set a new partition label, file system (NTFS/FAT32/EXT2/EXT3), and cluster size to the selected partition, then click "OK".
Step 3: Click "OK" on the pop-up window to continue.
Step 4: Click the "Execute Operation" button on the toolbar, then click "Apply" to start formatting your SD card.
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 built-in troubleshooters 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.
DiskPart Alternative - Write-Protection Removal Tool
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.
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".
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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Tracy is enthusiastic to share technical tips and solutions about computing and technology. Being an EaseUS member since 2013, she also writes instructional content about data recovery, file/disk partition/system backup and recovery, partition management and iOS/Android data recovery.
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