Have you ever suffered data loss disaster because of SD card errors? How to fix SD card errors? Here I will offer you various solutions to help you effectively solve 4 most common SD card errors (SD card unexpectedly removed, SD card is damaged, blank SD card, and read / write error on SD card) and retrieve important files and data from your SD card in an effortless way.
SD Card is a non-volatile memory card format, and it is commonly used in portable electronic devices (such as digital cameras, mobile phones, MP3 players, and so on) to store digital information. However, more and more users reported that they had encountered various SD card errors, but didn’t know how to solve, as shown below.
- SD card unexpectedly removed.
- SD card is damaged. Try reformatting it.
- Read / Write error on SD card.
- Blank SD card SD card is blank or has unsupported file system.
Have you ever encountered the above errors? Do you know how to fix corrupted or damaged SD card without losing data?
Now, in today’s post, I am going to introduce 4 most common SD card errors as well as corresponding solutions in order.
Solved - SD Card Unexpectedly Removed
My friend wrote to me: "I've got a problem with an error notification sporadically coming up saying 'SD card removed unexpectedly. Unmount SD card before removing…' as shown below."
Right here, to solve the SD card was unexpectedly removed error, you have to figure out what brings about the error, and then you can easily solve it.
Reasons and Solutions
1. SD card is damaged
When you receive the SD card removed unexpectedly error, the first thing you should do is to check whether the memory card is corrupted. Remove the SD card, and then connect it to another new machine. If you still cannot access the SD card, it might be corrupted or damaged. The only solution is to transfer its data at first and then change a new SD card.
2. SD card is not formatted
Sometimes, the "SD card removed unexpectedly" issue is caused by the not formatted error. In this case, formatting this SD card will resolve this issue.
3. SD card has been infected with virus
If your SD card has been infected with virus, you may also receive the SD card removed unexpectedly error. In this situation, you can recover its data, and then run antivirus software to scan the card to remove virus.
Now, the bottom line here is: If we want to solve the SD card unexpectedly removed error without data loss, we need to recover its data at first.
Right here, you might be wondering:
"How do I find an effective solution to recover data from SD card?"
Want to know the best way?
How to Recover Data from Corrupted or Damaged SD Card
When it comes to corrupted, damaged, or formatted SD card data recovery, you can try using MiniTool Power Data Recovery. Released by a famous software development company based in Canada, this professional data recovery software can help to effectively recover data from corrupted, damaged and formatted hard drive, SD card, USB flash drive, and other storage devices without data loss.
In the main interface of MiniTool Power Data Recovery, you can see 5 different data recovery modules. Now, to recover data from SD card which prompts "SD card removed unexpectedly, unmount SD before removing", you can tap Damaged Partition Recovery for this module is specially designed to recover data from damaged, formatted, and RAW partition. In a word, as long as the partition exists, you can try this module to recover lost data.
Then, select the SD card and tap Full Scan button to continue. Here, you can click Settings to specify needed file types as well as file systems. For instance, if you only want to recover pictures and videos, you can check Graphics & Picture as well as Audio & Video, as shown below.
After scanning, you will receive the following window. No, you are able to check all needed files, and then click Save button to store them on a safe place. Here, if you want to restore pictures, you can click the Preview feature to preview them before saving.
Sum up: MiniTool Power Data Recovery can easily and quickly recover lost data without bringing any damage to the original data.
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Next, let’s talk about another SD card error.
Solved - SD Card Is Damaged. Try Reformatting It.
Have you ever encountered the "SD card is damaged, try reformatting it" error? A true example is shown below:
My phone gave me the following message: "Damaged SD Card SD Card is damaged. Try reformatting it". I took out my SD card and place it back in. It worked fine but after about 30 minutes I got the same message again. Has anyone had this problem? Should I reformat my SD card or will I keep on having the same issue? …from androidforums.com
In general, to solve this problem effectively without losing data, you should find a suitable data recovery solution to transfer SD card data at first, and then format the damaged SD card.
MiniTool Power Data Recovery, a piece of green, simple yet professional data recovery software, is recommended here. By using this all-in-one tool, you can recover almost all lost SD card data as long as the lost file has not been overwritten by new data and file loss is not caused by hardware failure.
Video shows how to solve the "SD card is damaged, try reformatting it" error with ease.
Here, to help you know more information about MiniTool Power Data Recovery as well as more details about SD card data recovery, you can see this post:Breaking News - SD Card Data Recovery Is Solved Perfectly.
Solved - Read / Write Error on SD Card
Take a look at the scenario described below:
"I cannot access data stored on my SD card as my system prompting Read/Write error message constantly. Do you know how to handle this problem? If yes, then please help me bring back the card to normal state"
Here, to solve the read/write error on SD card, you can try the following ways.
Solution 1: Check SD card physical components and its connection
Check the memory card reader and the device driver correctly. Connect SD card to another device to ensure that there are no compatibility issues.
Solution 2: Remove write protection
As we know, if the SD card is write-protected, you also cannot access its data. In this situation, you can read this post "How to Remove Write Protection on an SD Card" to know how to effectively solve this issue.
If the above 2 methods cannot help you, you can try the following ways.
Solution 3: Use chkdsk command
Although chkdsk command can help to identify and fix errors that are present on memory card, it has a big problem. Your SD card data will be lost after fixing this error.
Therefore, before running chkdsk command, you had better transfer its data out.
Method 4: Format SD card
If you still cannot use your SD card, you can try formatting it. However, before formatting, you had better restore all important data for formatting will wipe out all existing data on the SD card.
Sum up: to solve the "read / write error on SD card" without data loss, you had better transfer its data out, and then try removing its write-protection, or running chkdsk to fix errors, or formatting SD card.
And, MiniTool Power Data Recovery can effectively recover data from SD card with Read/Write error. You just need to launch this software, and then select a suitable data recovery module. To be specific, Damaged Partition Recovery can recover data from damaged, formatted and RAW drive; Lost Partition Recovery can recover data after partition loss; Digital Media Recovery can quickly recover videos, photos, and music; Undelete Recovery can recover deleted data quickly.
After selecting a data recovery module, you will be given detailed operating prompts. Just do as told.
Solved – Blank SD Card
When it comes to SD card errors, we have to talk about this error "Blank SD card SD card is blank or has unsupported file system". If you visit some forums like Windows forum, you will find many people are talking about the blank SD card issues. A true example is shown here:
I recently formatted my Samsung Galaxy S5 as I wanted it to be factory reset. Before doing this I backed up all my images to my 64gb micro SD card, which has been used in my phone since I got it (almost a year ago). The SD card has been working fine since I got it. However after factory resetting my phone, my SD card doesn't work. I try to mount it and it says "SD Card is blank or has unsupported files". It gives me the option to format it however I don't want to since all my images are on there. Any fix? …from tomshardware.com
Have you ever encountered blank SD card? Do you know how to solve the "SD card is blank or has unsupported file system" error without data loss. In general, if your SD card is blank, don’t panic and you can find 7 different solutions to remove the blank SD card error as long as you read this post: 7 Solutions: SD Card Is Blank or Has Unsupported File System.
Alternatively, you can watch the following video to know how to solve this issue quickly and effectively.
Thus, 4 most common SD card errors as well as corresponding solutions are nearly closed. Of course, not all SD card errors are shown here. For instance: You cannot normally use your camera and receive an error message "SD card is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable."
In a word, no matter what error you encounter, if you want to fix corrupted or damaged SD card without affecting the original data, you should transfer its data out at first, and then take some suitable ways to remove error.
After seeing the above 4 most common SD card errors, I guess you might have a basic understanding of how to effectively deal with SD card errors without damaging its original data.
And here, I want to emphasize SD card data recovery again. If you cannot access your SD card, the first thing you should do is to transfer its data out. And, MiniTool Power Data Recovery is an excellent choice for you to recover lost data because of its powerful functions, simple operation and high security. Hurry to download it and have a try. I bet it will surprise all of you.
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