Recover Pictures From Damaged SD Card

Updated on June 07, 2022

Is your SD card damaged or inaccessible? Use Remo Recover to restore data from damaged, inaccessible, or formatted SD card with ease. This tool works with deep scan algorithms to recover more than 300 file formats like photos, raw images, videos, audio files, documents, and many more. Download the tool and preview photos from the damaged SD card for free.

“Your card is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?” Have you come across similar error messages while trying to access your SD card? Then it is a sign of a damaged or corrupted SD card.

There are many reasons why your SD card might get damaged or inaccessible. To be precise, it may happen due to mishandling of micro/ memory card, virus or malware infection, file system corruption, abrupt removal of the SD card from camera, phone, or any other devices, etc. If the SD card is physically damaged or broken, then you may not access the data saved on it using any data recovery tool.

Can you retrieve photos from a damaged SD card?

Yes, you can recover photos from damaged SD card. In this article, you will learn how to recover photos from corrupted SD card using Remo Recover with ease. And also know how you can prevent data loss from damaged SD card.

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  • Fix the damaged SD card using command prompt
  • How to to recover photos from corrupt SD card

Scan and Fix the Damaged SD Card Using CHKDSK

CHKDSK is a file system repair utility in Windows, and you can use it to recover a damaged SD card with one simple command:

  1. Open the Command Prompt and type “cmd” in the search box on the taskbar.
  2. Enter the chkdsk X: /r command and press EnterNote (replace X with the letter assigned to your SD card).
  3. Wait for CHKDSK to finish.

This method may allow you to access and fix the corruption on your SD card. If you are wondering how to pictures off a damaged sd card

Software To Recover Images From damaged / corrupt SD Card

It is quite common for SD cards on cameras like DSLRs or Smartphones to get damaged. As various brands use different RAW formats to save the photos, Remo Recover has developed in-built support for various Raw file formats like ORF, CR2, NEF, KDC, K25, CR2, DNG, etc.

Built with a deep scan feature, Remo Recover tool is capable of locating photos from your severely damaged or corrupted SD card. Its Deep Scan feature can easily scan every sector of the storage device, making it the most appropriate tool to recover lost images from any brand of SD card. Download now and get a peek at all the lost files using the preview option, even before saving them!!

How to Recover Photos From Damaged SD Card?

Download, install and launch Remo Recover software on your computer. Insert your damaged SD card into the computer.

Step 1: Select the Recover Partition option from the main screen and select your damaged SD card from the Drives/ Partition section.

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Step 2: Click on Scan and wait for the software to recover images from damaged SD card.

Step 3: Once the scanning process is completed, you can view your recovered photos from damaged SD card in File Type View or Data View.

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Step 4: You can preview the images by double-clicking on them. Select the photos which you want to restore and click the Save button.

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Note: Plugging out the SD card abruptly while it is transferring photos by cut and paste method from one device to another leads to damage on SD card. In such a case, you can read this write-up that speaks about recovering lost photos during data transfer.

Why Remo Recover to perform damaged SD card photo recovery?

  • Capable of identifying and recovering more than 300 file formats making damaged SD card photo recovery process efficient
  • Recovers data from XD card and restore them back safely
  • Recovered photos and other files can be sorted on the basis of their name, size and file creation date
  • It can easily perform lost data recovery from SanDisk SD card and even supports various other types of memory cards like SDXC, SDHC, MMC, etc.
  • The recovered files can be saved to any desired storage location like DVD, pen drives, flash drives, external hard disks, etc.

How to Avoid Any damages Or Corruption In SD Cards?

  • When you are using Cut and Paste option, do not remove the cards while it is in use so that the data loss from the SD card can be avoided
  • Eject the SD card using Safely Remove option
  • Have the periodic backups of your SD card data so that the photos can be backed up in data loss scenarios

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