How to Recover Data From Corrupted Memory Card Without Formatting

how to recover data from corrupted memory card without formatting
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SD or microSD cards have become more useful storage units today since these devices allow us to transport a large amount of data in a minimum space. They are also very useful in devices such as smartphones, tablets, computers or digital cameras.


However, like most storage devices, they are not free from errors and it is possible that we suddenly detect errors that prevent us from accessing the information that we have stored in our SD. Therefore, today we bring you a small and simple tutorial to try to recover files from a damaged SD or microSD card.

How to recover data from corrupted memory card without formatting?

If we have tried to repair the SD or micro SD card and have not succeeded, we should not worry because we can still recover the files from our storage device and then tell you how.

Step 1

The first thing to do is to insert the damaged SD or microSD card into the corresponding slot of our PC. If we do not have a slot of this type, we will have to resort to a USB adapter. Then we must press the Windows + R keys on our keyboard to open the Windows Run window. In the Open tab, we must write CMD and press OK. Once done, we will access the Windows 10 command console.

Step 2

Once in the Windows 10 command console, we must type the command to search and solve a storage unit’s problems. To do this, we must write the command chkdsk X: / F / R replacing the X with the letter of the drive where the SD or microSD card that we intend to repair is located. For example, if the card is in drive E, we should write chkdsk E: / F / R, as shown in the following image.

Step 3

Once the previous step is done, the console will begin to do its work. Thus, the / F command solves errors detected by the operating system; on the other hand, the / R command scans the drive (in this case, the SD or microSD card) looking for bad sectors and, if possible, recovering all the information. Now you can review SD and see the files that have been recovered.

As you can see, it is a very simple trick and you can apply it as many times as you want and recover your files.

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