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SD card error - Cannot access data

By metaletty ·
Tags: Smartphones
Hi guys.
I’m having a problem with my SD card. Notifications of “Preparing SD card” and “SD card removed” keep popping up repeatedly (milliseconds apart) and all my data has disappeared. I have a Samsung Galaxy A3 and a 32GB Samsung Evo+ Micro SDHC Class 10 memory card, which I’ve had for about 2 years now. No physical damage to the SD card, looks brand new as I haven’t touched it since putting it into my phone. I’ve turned my phone off and on, rebooted it, restarted it, dusted the card, inserted it into a different phone but the same thing happens. I’ve also tried connecting my phone to a laptop to view folders on the card but it only picks up the phone’s internal memory, if I try to connect the card directly to the laptop with an adapter I get an error saying “Please insert disk into a Secure Digital storage device”. I’m not the most tech savvy person so I have no idea how to access the card at this point. Almost every forum I’ve searched says to format the card, but I couldn’t care less about the card itself. I have 10 years’ worth of files on it that I need to get access to. I just want to copy the info elsewhere and scrap this card. Lord knows I’m gonna make 50 copies of everything after this. Any help to access the info on the card would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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SD card error

by RushPCB In reply to SD card error - Cannot ac ...

How to fix a corrupted SD card or Flash Drive in simple steps?

Change the drive letter
Try another USB port
Try to use it on another PC
Reinstall the drivers
Fix SD card/USB drive without formating
Fix SD card/USB drive using Windows Explorer
Fix SD card/USB drive using Windows CMD
Remove bad sectors
Use third-party tools to repair corrupt SD card or flash drive
What to do if it gets broken permanently

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SD card might be corrupted, try this to fix the issue

by abby1991 In reply to SD card error - Cannot ac ...

SD cards are prone to corruption, accidental formatting or damage, leading to loss of all the stored photos, videos, and audio files in both Windows and Mac. Usually, this situation initiates with an error message. If not handled properly, it might lead you to a permanent data loss situation in which the SD card recovery gets difficult. Moreover, memory cards have a limited lifespan, so after a certain period of usage, they are bound to get corrupt or damaged.

In your case, the SD card has been corrupted & that’s why you’re unable to access the same. You can try using below fixes to resolve the issue:

1. Connect SD card to another device
2. Try CHKDSK command
3. Assign a new drive letter to your SD card
4. Format SD card
5. Reinstall the driver

However, if any of the above doesn’t work then I suggest you to try any data recovery software to recover data from the corrupted SD card.

Hope it will help.

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SD card error - Cannot access data

by oliverzofia In reply to SD card error - Cannot ac ...

There are multiple techniques to repair the corrupt SD card. But I will tell you a simple technique that is chkdsk command to check and fix the memory card errors. Now, see the steps below to apply this technique:


Step 1: First, connect your corrupt SD card to the system with a card reader.

Step 2: Now, open your command prompt window and type chkdsk followed by drive letter, colon and /f

Step 3: After that, press the Enter button in your PC, it will check for possible errors and try to fix the corrupt SD card. Follow the consequential message prompts.

Step 4: Finally, check assigned drive letter to your SD card to verify if the files are recovered or not.

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