How to Recover Files from Damaged Memory Card - An Useful Guide..!

Updated on September 23, 2020

Remo Recover provides a free way to recover data from damaged memory cards (SD, SDHC, CF, XD, SDXC, and more) that are inaccessible after severe corruption. Get the free download of the software, and recover your files from damaged, and inaccessible memory card for free in three quick steps.

How Can I Recover Data from a Damaged Memory Card?

What to do when a memory card is damaged, and the files in it are inaccessible? How to recover data from damaged memory card? If you are wondering to find a solution for these queries, you have arrived at the right place. Here, you will find a free solution to recover files from damaged memory card with Remo Recover software. To know how to, keep reading further..!

Memory cards usually gets damaged due to various reasons such as harmful virus attacks, abrupt removal of the memory card from the system, mobile phone, camera, etc. while it is in use, formation of bad sectors, etc. When a memory card is damaged, we usually encounter various error messages like "memory card error", "card locked", "memory card not formatted error", and many more. These error messages indicates that the memory card is corrupted/damaged severely leading to terrible data loss problem. We cannot access our data files stored in the memory card, when it is damaged. Untill, and unless the damaged memory card is not fixed, you will be running out of huge data loss disaster. Now, the question is how to fix damaged memory card?

No doubt, formatting the damaged memory card is a direct solution to fix the issue with the memory card. But, formatting wipes out all the data stored in the memory card. So, before fixing damaged memory card, safeguard your data from the memory card first. Then, you can go for fixing damaged memory card.

NOTE: If data stored in the memory card (which is damaged) is your first priority, then go for recovering files from damaged memory card with free version of Remo Recover software, and then Opt for fixing the memory card.

Remo Recover - Free Software to Recover Data from Damaged Memory Card..!

You can easily restore your lost data from your damaged or corrupt memory cards. Remo card recovery software has been designed with robust scanning algorithms that scans and extract every piece of data from your corrupted or damaged memory card in just few steps. No matter how it got damaged, this utility will work extremely well and helps to recover photos, videos, audio's, documents and many more from your memory card. In case you have deleted the data or formatted your memory card, this tool can still recover data. It is a versatile tool that can not only be used on your memory cards but can also be used to restore photos from unreadable SD cards, SDHC cards, XD cards and any other types of cards. Furthermore, it supports all available memory card brands like Kingston, Sony, SanDisk and many others.

Dos and don'ts before and after recovery:

  • As soon as your memory card gets damaged, and become inaccessible, immediately stop using it to avoid further more damage
  • After recovering your data, do not save the files on the same drive from where you recovered them

Steps to Recover Data from Damaged Memory Card using Remo Recover!

Download, and install the free version of Remo Recover Software on your system. After successful installation, launch the software, and connect the memory card to the system. Follow below mentioned instructions to recover files from damaged memory card -

  • Click on Recover Files option in the Home Screen
  • Now, choose the logical drive that represents your memory card, and hit Scan button to initiate scanning process
  • Upon the completion of scanning process, a list of recovered files will be displayed on the screen. You are allowed to view recovered files in Data View, and File Type View
  • Prior saving the recovered files, you can preview each of the recovered files, just by double-clicking on the file, or by right-clicking on the file & hitting Preview option.
  • Finally, if you are completely satisfied with the recovery results of the software, then activate it's license key, and save the recovered files at the destination location of your choice. (Please make sure that you save the recovered files in a healthy drive of your system, and at any cost never save the recovered files on the same memory card, as it is damaged, and not fixed the issue).

This Video Tutorial Guides You on How to Recover Data from Damaged Memory Card:

Solutions to Fix Damaged Memory Card:

Solution 1: Repair Damaged Memory Card Using CMD

Once your memory card is damaged, immediately stop using it and never format the card to fix the issues. Try using CMD command line to repair damaged memory card without formatting. Detailed steps to fix damaged memory card using CMD are given below:

Step 1: Connect your damaged memory card to your computer via a card reader or a USB cable.

Step 2: Now, Go to the start menu, type cmd, right-click it and select "Run as administrator".

Step 3: Enter the following command. "g" means the drive letter of the memory card you want to repair.

  • chkdsk g: /f /r /x

Now, try inserting the memory card to your camera, mobile phone, or a tablet, and see whether it is working fine. If the same error still persiste, then go for the next solution.

Solution 2: Try Checking and Fixing the Memory Card

Step 1: Connect your damaged memory card to your computer via Card Reader or USB Port.

Step 2: Go to My Computer > The memory card.

Step 3: Right-click the memory card and go to "Properties > Tools > Check".

Wait for the scanning process to complete, then close the scan window. Right-click the icon of the memory card and click on "Eject". Then remove the memory card. Then, you can connect the memory card to your mobile, camera, or a tablet wherever you were using. If it works fine, then it's well and good. But, if the problem still exists, then Opt for formatting the memory card fearlessly, as you have safely recovered files from damaged memory card with Remo Recover tool. After formatting the memory card, you will be able to use it further without any problem, and in future handle the memory card carefully to avoid any corruption issues.

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