how to repair corrupted SD card

how to repair corrupted SD card

As soon as we move towards the paperless era, the scope of storage media has increased manifold. Especially in the case of personal data storage, where people usually depend on the extended capacity of portable storage solutions, such as SD card and memory card. Increasing digitization has turned the SD card into the best convenient and affordable storage device. mostly they used in music players, phones, tablets, cameras and other electronic devices.

But, Most of SD cards are corrupted easily, such as accidental formatting or damaged some photographs, video and audio files. Whenever this happens, this situation starts with an error message. If this is not handled properly, then it can damage the data. In which SD card recovery becomes difficult. And memory cards have a limited lifetime, so they become corrupted after a certain period of usage.

Whenever your card gets damaged, it is not guaranteed you always get your data back. You can not repair the physical damage, but you can correct the logical error to some extent.

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in this article, I will show you if your sd card was damaged how to fix a corrupted sd card.

How to repair corrupted SD card

Fix1: Connect your SD card to another device.

Sometimes your system has not been able to read your SD card or they are incompatible to that SD card. In that cases, always try to connect your SD card to another system.

Fix 2: Try chkdsk command

At the command prompt, type “chkdsk” after the drive letter, colon and / f: insert the affected card into the card reader and connect it to your system. Click on the “Start” option from your Windows taskbar and then select “Computer” option. Search for your SD card and note down the specified drive letter.

After this, click on “Start” option and type “cmd” in the “Search” box. then Right-click on “Cmd” and click on “Run as Administrator” option. A new cmd opens, here you can recover your corrupt memory card. now, type “chkdsk”, then type the drive letter corresponding to the SD card, then a colon and / F. and press enter. After pressing “Enter”, Chkdsk will investigate potential errors and try to fix the corrupted SD card. After all, verify whether files have been retrieved or not.


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How to fix corrupted sd card

Fix 3: Assign a new drive letter

First of all, connect your SD card to the system, if your system does not assign it a new drive letter, then it is not reading it or the card is unreadable. But in some cases, your system will be assigned a drive letter, but still, you will receive a message like “insert drive in drive e”: This indicates that this card is not read. To resolve this problem, assign a new drive letter to that connected SD card through operating system settings.


Fix 4: Reinstall the driver

You can try to restore the driver. If you do not know how to restore the driver, read this post How To Restart A Driver On Windows 10 to learn more.

But for this post, follow these steps:

1) Right click on my computer / this PC. Click Manage options.
2) Then click on Device Manager option on the left.
3) Now, double-click disk drive options from the list. Then right-click on your removable drive and click on Uninstall, click OK.
4) Disconnect your SD card and restart your PC. Then connect it again your PC will detect it.


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Fix 5: format the SD card

And lastly, If the data stored in the SD card is not important for your, then format the SD card.

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Harshit Amreliya
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