Weird SD card problem, need recovery help

By kvansant ·
Though it's common to have SD card issues, I've searched a bit and haven't found a discussion that echoes this particular scenario.

I put a new SD card in my Sony a6000 camera a few weeks ago, But until today I had been transferring photos by way of USB cable direct from the camera without removing the card. Today, because I had a ton of photos to move, I thought it would be faster to take the card out and put t into the reader of my PC. But, the PC didn't recognize the card. No biggie I thought, so I put it back in the camera to do it the USB cable way instead. But now the camera doesn't recognize it either!

I tried a couple of different recovery software options, they could find the card and apparently scan it but found no data!

The card is not physically damaged, but somehow something became corrupted when it went from the camera to the PC. Does anyone have any idea what I could try next? Thanks!
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Back to the PC and then photo recovery apps.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to Weird SD card problem, ne ...

Would be my first choice.
2. Recuva
Would be my next choice.

I would SUSPEND use of this card in the camera. Also, would start using a new card. Be sure to format the new card in the camera.

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SD card might be corrupted, try these methods to fix

by abby1991 In reply to Weird SD card problem, ne ...

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. 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 this case, there are chances that 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 reliable data recovery software to recover data from the corrupted SD card.

Hope it will help.

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