Secure Digital Card (SD Card) is small and thin but a high capacity memory card, which has storage capacity in the range of 1MB to 4GB. SD cards are used in small portable devices like digital cameras, camcorders, audio players, mobile phones, etc. to enhance their memory. They are designed to support various files like image files, audio files, video files, etc. However, like other storage devices, SD cards are also prone to corruption and data loss.
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After an SD card gets corrupt, damaged or accidentally formatted, you still have a chance to recover lost data from SD card. If the data loss happened due to the physical damage, then there are hardly any chances of recovery. If data loss happened due to any logical error, then you can follow below-mentioned methods to recover them.
Try to Connect your SD Card to another device rather than the one which is showing error. Sometimes due to incompatibility and other driver related issues, SD Card shows errors. These errors can be temporary or permanent, but if it is not working with any other device too, then it might be possible that you have a corrupted SD Card.
You can try chkdsk command.
If you have connected an SD Card to your system through a card reader and your system is unable to read it and doesn’t assign a drive letter, try assigning a drive letter yourself. The system assigns a drive letter to the reader, but sometimes it happens that it still shows the message ‘Please insert the disk into drive E:’ So, in such cases, you need to assign one.
If you can’t access files of your SD Card, but it is visible in the folder, then you can try SanDisk in-built solution. For this, you need to right click on the drive letter and select Properties from the menu. In the properties check for the disk space, if the disk space is showing mostly free, then it doesn’t mean that your files are deleted. In this case, you can use the Sandisk in-built solution.
You can save your SD Card’s data by installing a Data Recovery Tool, just like Kernel’s Windows Data Recovery Tool. With the help of it, you can recover the lost data from removable USB drives, SD Cards, Hard drives, and more. It can effectively recover all sort of deleted files and folders, containing media, documents, emails, etc. It is compatible with all Windows platforms and comes in the trial version.
For this, you need to install the software and follow below-mentioned steps:
Backup has always been the precautionary step to recover data after SD card formatting. Therefore, check if you have a backup of the data stored on SD card. If it is there, then you can reload files into SD card from that.
The files that are accidentally deleted are transferred to Recycle Bin. So, don’t forget to check recycle bin once. If your SD card has got corrupted and you are prompted to format the card, then the only solution for you to recover data from recycle bin is the use of Kernel for Windows Data Recovery software. You can install the software on Windows 10, Windows 8.0, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows 95, and Windows NT.