If your SD card has been corrupted, dont worry; you can recover your lost data without any hassle. It is possible to recover data from damaged SD cards, and there are a few ways to do that.In this article, we will discuss how to recover data from corrupted SD cards. We will explain various methods along with their step-by-step guide. Lets begin!

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Part 1. How to Recover Data from Corrupted/Damaged SD Card that Won' t Read with iMyFone Anyrecover

The most suitable option to recover data from corrupted SD cards is a data recovery tool. The files on the SD card could be lost due to permanent deletion, and in such a case, you will get promising results through third-party recovery software. These software programs do deep scanning of your SD card and find all possible lost and deleted files. Most importantly, these do not require any backup or prerequisite to recover your files.

iMyFone AnyRecover is a data recovery tool for Windows and Mac OS. It is a powerful tool that recovers your files from any storage device through its deep scanning. It does a quick scan at first and then a deep scan to make sure no file is left behind.

iMyFone AnyRecover requires only three simple steps, and your data will be recovered without any hassle. It does not require any experience or expertise. It is compatible with Windows XP, 7, 8, 8.1; 10 and macOS 10.10-11.0.

  • Key Features of AnyRecover:
  • AnyRecover has a very powerful and unique algorithm that makes scanning faster than ever. Files can be recovered at a very fast rate.
  • It completes the quick scan in no time, and after that, it starts the deep scan for perfect recovery. You can stop and pause the process whenever needed.
  • More than 1000 formats and file types can be recovered. You can even recover your lost HTML files, emails, and archives.
  • AnyRecover filters all scanned files; they are organized according to their format and type. Thus, you can easily recover the files you need.
  • The success rate of AnyRecover is commendable. It works in many scenarios and recovers your entire data without any loss.
  • Steps to Recover Files from Damaged SD Card:

Step 1: Download and Launch AnyRecover on your computer. You need to select the SD card to scan it. Insert your SD card, and you will see it on the main screen of AnyRecover. Click on the SD card.

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Step 2: The scanning process will begin just after the click. AnyRecover will do the quick scan first, which is quite fast, and then it will do the deep scan. You can wait for the complete scan, but if you see your files are already scanned, you can stop the process. The process can also be paused if you want to resume it later.

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Step 3: On the left, you will see all your files organized according to their types. You can easily select the files you want to recover. Finally, click on the Recoverbutton, select the recovery path, and complete the process.

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With iMyFone AnyRecover, you can recover all your lost data. Whether your SD card is corrupted or you have accidentally deleted the files, you can recover them. Other than SD cards, you can use AnyRecover for hard disks, USB flash drives, digital cameras, and almost any type of storage. It is an all-in-one tool for all types of data recovery.

Part 2. How to Recover Video Files from Corrupted Micro SD Memory Card Using CMD

Data recovery tools do a deep scan and recover all your files, but most of them are paid tools. If you want to recover your files for free, you can try the following methods first. However, these methods do not always work as they are not as powerful as a data recovery tool.

Method 1: Recover Video Files from Corrupted Micro SD Memory Card Using CMD

You might have seen CMD on your Windows; it is a command-line operator that works on commands you give. You might be thinking this method will be difficult, but it isnt. You just need to enter two commands, and your files will be back.

CMD cannot recover your deleted files, but it can bring your hidden and archived files to their original destinations. Basically, when you delete your files from the SD card, your files are not permanently deleted. Instead, the space is made available for the next files to come. If you have not overwritten your files, CMD can bring your files back.

Step 1: Type CMD in the search bar on the right of the Start button. You will see the command prompt in the results.

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Step 2: Insert your card on your computer or connect it using a card reader. If you dont have a card reader, insert your card in a camera or smartphone, and connect that to the computer. You will see the SD card on This PC. Make sure to note the letter of the SD card drive.

Step 3: Copy the command below and paste it into CMD. Make sure to replace; with the letter of the SD card drive.

chkdsk Z: /f

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Step 4: Copy the last command and paste it into the CMD. Before copying, make sure to change ;.

attrib -h -r -s /s /d Z:*.*

Now, you can check your SD card. If you have gotten your files back, the method worked; otherwise, try the next method.

Method 2: Recover Video Files from Corrupted Micro SD Memory Card Using Windows File Recovery

Windows File Recovery is a command-line application similar to CMD. It is specifically made for the recovery of lost files. You dont need any backup to restore your files, and it can recover almost any type of file. The application is free and available on the Microsoft Store. You can install the application and try it before using any other software.

Step 1: Get the application from Microsoft Store. Launch it after installation.

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Step 2: You just need to enter a simple command to recover the files. Follow the following format.

winfr source: destination: /mode of recovery /switches

In the above command, you need to enter the source and destination drive. It requires only the drive letters for the source and destination. Then, you need to enter the mode of recovery. There are two modes: regular and extensive. You can try both one by one. In switches, you can write the path of the folder or type of the file, such as docx.

For the recovery of SD files, the command will be,

winfr C: D: /regular

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Step 3: Windows File Recovery will need confirmation. Press to continue. The recovery process will take time, and you can also stop it using Ctrl+C. After the process, check the destination drive, where you will find a recovery folder.

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Part 3. FAQs About How to Recover Data from Corrupted SD Card

3.1. Is there any free software to recover files from damaged SD cards?

Data recovery tools are all paid, but you can recover limited files for free. You can try iMyFone AnyRecover. It is a premium tool that offers free scan and preview, and after that, you can recover a few files for free. It works on damaged SD cards and recovers files without any hassle.

3.2. How to recover data from damaged SD cards in a mobile phone?

It is recommended to recover files using a computer, but you can also do so using a smartphone. You need a mobile application for recovery. There are many applications available on Android; you can try them to recover your data.

3.3. How to recover photos/videos from corrupted SD cards?

First, you can try the methods we have discussed in Part 2. You can recover using the CMD or Windows File Recovery. If these do not work in your case, you can use iMyFone AnyRecover to recover your lost data. It can recover lost through deep scanning.

3.4. Can you recover data from a corrupted SD card without formatting?

You can try a data recovery tool, such as AnyRecover. Once you have lost your data, connect the card to your computer and use iMyFone AnyRecover. It will recover data without formatting the SD card.

Conclusion

You can recover data from a corrupted SD card. There are various methods to do that. First, you can try the free methods discussed in Part 2. These methods can work and recover your files. But if these do not work, try iMyFone AnyRecover. It is a data recovery tool with powerful scanning and recovery features. It recovers data from a corrupted SD card without any loss.