How to recover files from a corrupted SD card

by Rey Sagar
How to recover files from a corrupted SD card

Recovering data from SD card, Hard disk, Pen Drive with easy steps

If you are worried about an Accidentally deleted important file or you lost file due to an SD card, pen drive, or hard disk crash? Your memory card or Hard Drive may contain important files like pictures and other files. Those files may get damaged due to a lack of power supply or incorrect removal of the SD card or it may be due to the virus attack. so it might be very harmful to you after losing the important data. This article will show how we can do the data recovery from SD card that might be corrupted or damaged.

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Read before recovering sd card
Once you understand that your Sd card got damaged, don’t do other operations like taking photos, deleting files or formatting the sd card. so that we can first repair our corrupt SD card using CMD because it is the best method to repair USB drivers. Follow the below-mentioned steps for corrupted SD card repair.

Steps to repair an SD card without losing data using CMD

1. Connect your SD card to the computer using an SD Card reader. If you want to repair your SD card directly connect to the PC.

2. Go to the search menu, type in “CMD“. Right-click the application and run as administrator.


How to recover photos, videos and other files from a corrupted SD card



3.Type “chkdsk /X: /f  in the CMD window to start the repair process. refer to the image for the proper writing of the CMD code.


How to recover photos, videos and other files from a corrupted SD card

4. Click enter after writing the code. You will get the message “Windows has made corrections to the file system” if your memory card is corrupted but here my card has no issue so I got ” Windows has scanned the files system and found no problems. No further action is required.


How to recover photos, videos and other files from a corrupted SD card



Steps to Recover deleted files from SD card

Generally, erased or deleted files aren’t evacuated completely. They are saved in the compressed form anywhere on the SD card. so that you can easily recover your lost data using some of the powerful  SD recovery programs. In this article, I’m going to use Recuva for recovering the SD card.

How to recover photos, videos and other files from a corrupted SD card

Click and download the free version of Recuva and recover your data now.


1.  Open the Recuva Application and click cancel to access the advanced features of Recuva. refer to the below image for more detail.

How to recover photos, videos and other files from a corrupted SD card

 2. Select your device and click Scan. Here I have selected USB Drive (H:) for recovering.


How to recover photos, videos and other files from a corrupted SD card

It will take some time for scanning the data so wait till the scanning is completed.


How to recover photos, videos and other files from a corrupted SD card

3. After completion of scanning select all your data by clicking the checkbox at the right top and click recover at the left bottom.

How to recover photos, videos and other files from a corrupted SD card

4. Select the proper location to save the recover data. here I’m going to save the recover data to the Recover data folder in the Desktop.


How to recover photos, videos and other files from a corrupted SD card




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