How To Recover Data From Corrupt SD Card On Windows/Mac

By | January 23, 2016

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Learn The Easiest Way to Get Back Deleted or Lost Data From Corrupt SD Card!!!

Summary – In order to retrieve lost, corrupted, damaged, inaccessible, deleted files like photos, videos and audio files from corrupt SD card, you need world most famous SD card data recovery. One such top memory card data recovery software is SD Card Data Recovery Tool.

With the use of this powerful tool, one can:

  • Rescue pictures, video clips, movies, songs, voice recordings, music files and other media files from corrupted SD card
  • Retrieve media files from various memory cards like SDHC, SDXC, miniSd, microSd, MMC, CF, TF, xD, etc of various brand such as SanDisk, Toshiba, Transcend, Kinston, Kingmax, etc
  • Also recover data from mobile devices, hard drive, pen drive, memory stick, USB drives, Flash drives, iPod, digital cameras & camcorders and many more
  • Compatible on all new Windows and Mac operating system
  • Read-only program, 100% risk-free & easy to use

Easily Restore Media Files from Corrupt/Damaged/Inaccessible SD Card

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You are not able to recover your important data. You stored lots of pictures and videos in your SD card but now you are not able to access them. Your SD card is not showing on the system screen. If these are problems you are facing with your SD card or any else related issue, then your SD card is damaged or corrupted.

The moment your SD card will be damaged or corrupted all your stored data will become inaccessible. But do not worry you can get back all your lost data if few this article. The very first thing that should be avoided in this regard is stop using your data card any further. Second thing do not try to format the card. If you will be using your card even after corruption then stored data in it will be overwritten and hence you will suffer from permanent data loss. You can use chkdsk for recovery; if it fails then you can make use of SD Card Data Recovery Tool. It automatically fixes issues and recovers everything that’s lost, deleted or formatted from SD card.

Common Mistakes That Leads To SD Card Data Loss

Data loss can happens with anyone of us but we can avoid such situation by avoiding those common mistakes which we all frequently do and finally get stuck to such data loss situation. so here are some most common mistakes that we all do:

Hardware issues– Hardware issues occur and due to this loss of data can happen and this results because of hosting system crash, due to power failure etc. So to decrease the risk of hardware failure, it is very important to keep your devices on protected environment and to use uninterrupted power supply.

Data deletion– At the time of data deletion like videos, photos and audios, it is always important to note that you have made a backup of that data and is no longer in use. If you have verified the data then delete the data which is must. But if you don’t have the proper backup then for recovery of data involves re-installation of programs. It anyone neglect these situation then data loss situation may occur.

Antivirus– If your system is virus infected then the data can be lost. This situation may occur when there is a failure to update the system with the latest antivirus software which may result data loss. If there is insufficient way to fix the latest threats then this infection can also pose the data loss.

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Best solutions to Retrieve sd card data

Use Chkdsk To Fix/Repair A Corrupted SD Card 

Chkdsk command is the most opted solution for damaged SD card repair. Requiring no format, it allows you to fix a corrupt sd card and regain access to all your important files on the device. Now let’s know how it is to be done.

  1. Plug in your SD card to your PC with a card reader.
  2. Go to the start menu, type in “cmd” in the search bar, presses enter and you see something named “cmd. exe” will appear under a list of programs.
  3. Right click on that “cmd. exe” program and then you will get the following command window which allows you to fix corrupted SD card without format.
  4. in that command prompt box just type “chkdsk /X /f sd card letter:” or “chkdsk sd card letter: /f “, for example,”chkdsk /X /f G:” or “chkdsk h: /f”.

After finishing all these window will check and fix the file system of the SD card. This will take several minutes. after that you will see that “windows has made correction to the file system” message in the command prompt windows. The damaged SD card is successfully fixed and you can see your data again.

Go With The Alternative Solution

If still you are unable to access your SD card data then make use of the recommended option i.e  SD Card Recovery Software for Windows/Mac will help you to retrieve all the lost or deleted data from corrupted SD card. This is one of the best tools to restore deleted, formatted, corrupted, missing and inaccessible videos, photos and audios from any digital media devices.

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It can easily rescue any type of data deletion from any storage media and supports all types of memory card which include SD card, CF card, XD card, etc. It thoroughly scans the entire storage device as it has powerful scanning technique which can solve Corrupt SD Card Data recovery and gets back all the missing files.

Steps to retrieve lost/deleted Media Files from corrupt SD card

Step 1 – Install "Photo Recovery" software and launch it on your computer. Click on "Recover Photo, Audio & Video" tab to recover photos, videos and audio files from any SD card, external USB drive or computer hard drive. Connect the media to your computer and then perform the process.

Stellar Photo Recovery Screenshot 1

Step 2 – Select the drive from which you want to recover files. All the hard drive and external media will be shown in the list. Now select the desired drive to scan and then click on "Scan" button.

Stellar Photo Recovery Screenshot 2

Step 3 – Once you click on "Scan" button the software will show that scanning is in progress. The software will search for all multimedia files from your selected drive or attached media.

Stellar Photo Recovery Screenshot 3

Step 4 – After scanning, all the files that are found in the selected volume, hard disk or other storage media devices are listed. You can now select the files to preview them and then you can click on "Recover" button to finally save them on your computer.

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After reading the above post you might have got the idea on how to fix your corrupted SD card and easiest way to recover data from it. so now it’s totally up to you whether you go the manual solution  or try the automatic one.

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How To Recover Data From Corrupt SD Card On Windows/Mac
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