How to Recover Images from SD Card Showing Error?

Summary

This tutorial will talk about practical solutions to restore lost card files back when you are not able to view or access anything inside a SD card for card errors, like memory card error, card virus-infection error, RAW file system error, not formatted error and card corruption error, etc.

Sophia Wright

Nov. 10, 2014

by Sophia Wright

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Free download 4Card Recovery to rescue your wished files, images, videos, messages, mails and others back from the SD card that is showing card errors.

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SD Card Is Showing Error & Nothing Inside Can Be Viewed or Accessed?

What’s your shown SD card error? SD card just gives you a not formatted error for your improper behaviors, like rude card extractions, careless card dropping/falling or even unintentional card damaging, etc? SD card just gives you a RAW file system error for an unsupported file system and even disable you to access anything inside? SD card just gives you a memory card error for some unknown card issues and suggests you to format this card without data backups? Or SD card just gives you other card error notifications, like virus-infection, card corruption, card directory corruption, etc, and asks you to fix them without rescuing anything inside? OK! No matter which type of SD card errors you’ve received now, if you do hope you can re-view or rescue anyone of your original card files, just keep this SD card away from any new file or card damage and calmly operate SD card data recovery software to restore all possible card contents back.

Operate Card Data Recovery Software to Retrieve SD Card Data

The SD card does have card errors sometimes when it is frequently used on electronic devices, especially when it is applied in some improper ways. However, not all SD card errors will bring the users data loss issues all the time. Honestly, in your case, if you do have updated card data backups stored elsewhere, you absolutely can save all these data recovery processes and merely copy your card stuffs back from these backups. Hence, it is really necessary to make card data backups and also timely update them. But, now, to rescue the already lost or missing card images, you do need to search and download memory card data recovery software like 4Card Recovery, whose mission is to help you find all invisible or lost card stuffs by deep scanning and restore scanned recoverable ones back as many as possible.
Therefore, let’s immediately operate this card data recovery software to rescue your card data:

Step 1:

Download and install this 4Card Recovery well. Open this software and find its mains screen to click out a practical data recovery mode from four ones.

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Select recovery options in the main interface

Step 2:

Scan this memory card to find all possible card files and images. While this software is scanning your card, just do whatever you like freely.

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Select card to search photos off card

Step 3:
Find all wanted memory card stuffs out by previewing and marking them.

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Wait while scanning lost photos, sometimes it takes about 20 minutes to scan a 32G card.

Tips: if it takes more than 2 hours to scan a 32GB card, you may stop the scanning and wait to see
what's already found. Since the card may contains bad blocks that takes longer time than usual.

Step 4:
Specify computer partitions or plunged external hard drive or USB flash drive to save all restored card files and images.

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Preview lost photos and save found files. It would generate a folder to contain your lost data.
Please do not save the photo to the card where you lost them. Save them to your PC drive!

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PS:

* Put new data or downloaded data recovery software on different drive or storage device, not on this original SD card.
* Save all restored SD card files and images on other computer locations or drives, not the same SD card, in case of data recovery failures.
* Store all newly made or created SD card files or data on several storage devices, not only on one hard drive or memory card.

How to Fix SD Card Shown Errors?

In fact, the above mentioned steps and data recovery program are indeed able to rescue your wanted SD card information back. But, they cannot fix your card error problems. Therefore, after the data recovery processes and backing up all your restored card stuffs well, you need to format this SD card to fix its shown errors. Generally, as long as this card is not physically damaged seriously, a quick format can often fix everything. But, if your card still can not work well after the formatting process, your card may get really terrible damages or problems. Without enough money to fix it with processional advice, you’d better buy a new one to store your device data instead.

 

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