Unable to View Pictures on Damaged Micro SD Card


See how you can restore needed Micro SD card files, videos, texts and pictures with 4Card Recovery when your card is unable to be accessed for logical damaging, corrupting, not formatted error, RAW file system issue or card virus infection, etc.

Sophia Wright

December 2, 2019

by Sophia Wright

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Free download 4Card Recovery to deeply scan this Micro SD card and copy your treasured card pictures or other stuffs back, no matter whether this card is really damaged or not.

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You Are Unable to View Pictures on Damaged Micro SD Card?

Are you unable to view your treasured Micro SD card pictures or other files inside for not formatted error notification? Are you also stuck in suspicion of already damaging this Micro SD card for finding RAW file system error? Or are you merely unable to access your Micro SD card for card virus infection issue, memory card error or other abnormal card problems? Don’t care much about this Micro SD card state and badly want to get your stored card pictures or stuffs back? OK! Ease! No matter whether this Micro SD card is really damaged or not, as long as this card can still be recognized on your PC, you do need Damaged SD card data recovery software to scan this card and see whether your original card pictures or stuffs could still be restored and re-viewed.

You Need Data Recovery Software to Copy Your Micro SD Card Files out at First

Up to now, there is still no sure sign to indicate that this Micro SD card is already seriously damaged, except some card not formatted error, RAW file system error, memory card error, card virus infection or other card logical damaging errors, right? OK! Just take that as your promising chance to get all your imagined card files back completely. From this moment, let no people or file access this Micro SD card and attach this card to your commonly-used PC. And then, just rely on some Micro SD card data recovery software like 4Card Recovery to take your previous card files back step by step:

Step 1:

Download, install and run this 4Card Recovery on your computer. And then, hit one of your needed data recovery modes out on the first screen.

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Select recovery options in the main interface

Step 2:

Find and select out your attached Micro SD card from all attached storage devices. Scan this seemly damaged card.

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Select card to search photos off card

Step 3:
Find out all your wanted card files or pictures by their data sizes, properties and names.

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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:
Restore your selected card files back and specify computer partition to place your restored stuffs.

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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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Things to Remember in Data Recovery:

* Never let new people or file access this Micro SD card before you take everything back.
* Never let any restored card files stored on the same Micro SD card in case of data recovery failures.
* Never let your entire crucial or precious memory card data placed on only one card again in the future.

Check the Present State of This "Damaged" Micro SD Card

The not formatted error, memory card error or RAW file system error, etc, also can be caused by serious or physical memory card damage or corruption. Therefore, when rescuing your card stuffs back smoothly, you are also supposed to check the state of this card and see whether this cared could kept using in the future. Firstly format this Micro SD card on your computer and see whether it can be normally used. If you still suspect, you also can start your computer diagnostic tools to check this card, like the Windows Error-checking tool.

Things to Avoid Memory Card Damage

1). Do regular antivirus scan on this Micro SD card.
2). Remove Micro SD card off from your computer by firstly clicking "safely remove hardware" icon.
3). Pick out Micro SD card out from your mobile phones, camcorders or cameras after turning off the device power.
4). Keep this Micro SD card on a safe place all the time.


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