How To Salvage Data From Corrupt SD Cards

When we click on a picture or an important file, the last thing we want is for it to be corrupted. A corrupt SD card usually means lost valuable information. In this article, I want to teach you how to salvage data from a corrupt SD card with a few tools and tricks.

Have you ever heard of someone dropping a SD card? I’m sure we all have at one point. Maybe they were dropped while in someone’s pocket, or maybe they were one of the unlucky ones who got their SD card dropped in water. The point is, dropped SD cards happen. When an SD card fails, it doesn’t necessarily mean the files on it are lost forever. There is a way to recover that data!

When working on digital projects, it is not uncommon for users to use microSD cards for long-term storage of their media and project files.   While SD cards might be a convenient way to store your files, their usage can eventually lead to a situation where the files stored on them become damaged or fully corrupted. If that happens, you need to know what to do next.

If you can still access your corrupt SD cards on a PC, you might be able to salvage the data.

Without warning, your video and photography business has come to a screeching halt. You recently lost your entire portfolio on an SD Card that had become corrupt. You’ve tried everything to get access to this card again, but nothing seems to be working. We know how disheartening a situation like this can be — we’ve been there ourselves. But in this post, we’re going to show you just how easy it is to salvage data from a corrupt SD card.

You’ll learn how to: Use the right tools to avoid damaging your memory card & recover your data Make the most out of free software Manually transfer the photos on your card, even if they aren’t visible or accessible Understand file types and how they are stored on camera memory cards Identify which type of card you have, and what type of files it stores Identify if there is damage to your SD card, and what to do about it Are you worried that your memories might be lost forever? With this course, you’ll learn the troubleshooting steps that can help to salvage data from corrupt SD cards. If you accidentally deleted a file or two from your memory card, or if it’s become unreadable for some reason, this course will cover how to get those photos back.

Step 1: Press the edge of a credit card against the metal slot that runs along the SD cards edge, as shown in the pictures.

Step 2: Release it and push back toward its starting position.

Step 3: Pull off all metal parts as shown in pics. The first two pieces are easy to get off, and you might need something like a small screwdriver or a toothpick to pry off the third piece.

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