How To Fix a Corrupted or Damaged Micro SD Memory Card

September 2017

MicroSD cards are used to store information on a variety of devices: cameras, smartphones or tablets. However, they can easily be damaged and lose the information they store.

A microSD card may be damaged for several reasons: for example, if you remove it without safely ejecting it or if you remove it without turning off the mobile device. It can also be damaged if you leave it inserted too long on a computer in sleep or hibernation mode or when restarting or shutting down the PC. In addition, your computer will not be able to read files from your microSD card if it is infected by malware. Therefore, it is advisable to analyze the card with an antivirus before opening its contents.

How To Repair a Micro SD Card

Before repairing your microSD card, we recommend that you download Recuva and try to recover as much information as possible. Then insert the microSD card into the PC, right click on the memory card drive and select Properties. Go to the Tools tab and click Check. If the scan indicates that the card is locked, move the side tab that protects the card from writing and insert it again into the reader of the computer. If the result indicates that the card is empty, go to Folder Options. Go to the View tab, check Show hidden files, folders and drives, and click the OK button.

How To Fix Corrupted Files on a Micro SD Card

To repair the corrupted files on your microSD card, right-click the Start button and select Command Prompt (Administrator). Enter the SFC / SCANNOW command and press Enter. The files on the microSD card will then be scanned and repaired. The process can take between ten to twenty minutes. It all depends on the speed of your equipment.

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