11-23-2017 08:43 AM
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  1. fatal4way2's Avatar
    [GUIDE] Using chkdsk to fix a corrupted SD card-chkdsk-problem.png

    I did everything that was originally posted and i got this error on my micro sd/sd card converter
    07-18-2016 11:52 AM
  2. mynickycar's Avatar
    Those are two different cards?

    From a Carbon M8 and AC Forums app
    What will i do after I'm done with that?
    07-20-2016 07:27 PM
  3. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Another option is to right click on the drive and select Tools as I recall. Under that tab there is an option to repair the drive.
    07-20-2016 11:06 PM
  4. Alpha Dog's Avatar
    Used ZAR (Zero Assumption Recovery) to recover 56GB and 3000+ photos and videos from a corrupted SD card that no other program could. Chkdsk reported RAW format and could not fix card. ZAR runs on a Windows PC. Took around 7hr but worked a charm. Version that recovers media is free, version that recovers all files is around $69 and come with lifelong free updates.
    07-30-2016 04:01 AM
  5. jerry salazar1's Avatar
    Don't have a computer just my phone I'm disabled I have a memory card but I don't know what I'm doing
    09-16-2016 12:39 PM
  6. thierry anm's Avatar
    Files in the Lost.dir have no file format and can't open
    [GUIDE] Using chkdsk to fix a corrupted SD card-screenshot-2-.png
    10-09-2016 07:26 PM
  7. adsimages's Avatar
    If it's pictures or videos you're after, try Photo Recovery Pro. Recovered all my lost pictures and videos on my cell phones corrupt memory card.
    10-18-2016 02:11 PM
  8. jrodriguez596's Avatar
    Please help
    [GUIDE] Using chkdsk to fix a corrupted SD card-untitled.jpg

    the sd card stopped working out of the blue and plugged into the computer and could not even format in disk management, it wont appear in disk management
    11-26-2016 04:38 PM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Unfortunately, that usually means the card died. I don't think you'll be able to use any recovery software if the computer can't even recognize it, but you might want to check with an actual computer repair technician to be sure. Sorry!
    11-28-2016 05:20 PM
  10. Pezmick's Avatar
    What if it says Cannot open volume for direct access
    11-30-2016 07:16 AM
  11. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Can you give more details?
    11-30-2016 08:41 PM
  12. subara1836's Avatar
    The checkdisk option did not retrieve my jpg and mp4 files. somehow, I do not believe they are physically corrupted. is there any utility that can reliably retrieve them. And what can I do going forward? Should I not use an SD card?
    12-05-2016 10:31 PM
  13. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Try this guide: http://forums.androidcentral.com/amb...ted-files.html
    12-06-2016 02:19 AM
  14. jrodriguez596's Avatar
    Unfortunately, that usually means the card died. I don't think you'll be able to use any recovery software if the computer can't even recognize it, but you might want to check with an actual computer repair technician to be sure. Sorry!
    Thats unfortunate, this all started when my phone didn't recognize the micro sd carrd. it was a samsung evo class 1 of 64 gb. Which brand of micro sd are the best? if it started with my phone do i have a virus?
    12-07-2016 01:11 AM
  15. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Samsung and Sandisk are both highly regarded, but the fact is that consumer SD cards generally use relatively low quality memory chips -- so even the best brands are not immune to occasional corruption. (I've been told this by an acquaintance who works in the industry.) I doubt the corruption is due to a virus.
    12-07-2016 02:46 AM
  16. Ozzynut79's Avatar
    I'm stuck. I ran chkdsk and get " the type of file system is EXFAT. CHKDSK is not available for EXFAT drives"

    While Google has removed support for SD cards since the release of ICS, some OEMs (namely Samsung) have gone against that and continue to include an SD slot for expandable storage. This is a good thing for many reasons; users can store pictures, movies, music, contacts and/or documents on here and not have to worry about their internal storage being taken up.

    Unfortunately, this also leaves room for problems with the SD card, most notably with corruption of the content stored on the cards. Many apps and programs claim to be able to retrieve corrupted information but for the most part, don't help much and require that you have the program set up before any corruption happens.
    While I don't guarantee that this guide will help you retrieve any personal information, you might be lucky and at least save some of what was lost, and prevent any more corruption from happening. I have used chkdsk before and was able to retrieve several pictures and a couple hundred songs

    Now before we get started, you'll need a couple of things; the corrupted SD card, and a computer running Windows. (I'm using Windows 7 for this demonstration)

    Ok, ready? Let's start
    First off, you'll need to go to the start menu on the bottom left of your computer screen
    Click on that and there will be a search bar. Type in the word "cmd" and hit enter
    You should see something named "cmd. exe" under a list of programs
    Right click that and hit "Run as Administrator" as is shown below
    Attachment 103570

    This will open a command windows that will allow you to do a plethora of things, but most importantly, fix our SD card
    The window will look something like this:
    Attachment 103571

    Now before you insert the SD card, make sure the card isn't write protected as this will prevent the program from having access to the card
    [NOTE] This is only if you are using an SD card adapter for your micro SD. If your desktop/laptop have a microSD slot, you do not need to do this [/NOTE]

    Look at your SD card, on the side there will be a "switch." Make sure it is as far up as it can go (The letters on the card should be readable, not upside down)
    Once you have checked for this, you can insert the card into your PC's card slot
    Doing this will open a window on your PC, showing the name of the card and asking if you want to open it or transfer any files to and from the card. Close out of the window
    Now go back to the start menu and open "My Computer." There will be a list labeled "Devices with removable storage" under which you will find your SD card and the drive letter. You'll need the letter for when we use the chkdsk command.
    Attachment 103575

    In my case, the SD card has the driver letter "H:"
    Your letter may be different, so make sure that you type in your specific one.

    Now you will go back to the command window and type in "chkdsk" then your card's drive letter, followed by a colon and /f
    It should now look something like this:
    Attachment 103576

    After this is typed in, hit enter and wait for the program to go to work and find then fix any corruption on the card. This can take a few minutes, depending on the amount of corruption and on the storage size of the card
    When it is done, you should see this in your command window:
    Attachment 103577

    In this example I have no corruption, so the wait time was very short and I didn't get any reports of data being retrieved or fixed.
    Cards with corrupted data will get any recovered data stored in the directory lost.dir in the SD card's list of folders
    Now we're all done
    Hopefully this helped out some of you with the recovery of any info and/or with preventing any further corruption.
    I also recommend reformatting the SD card once you use it again as it will do so in the appropriate format for your specific device.
    03-06-2017 07:35 PM
  17. tripper511's Avatar
    Holy crap it worked! It too a couple of seconds to run then a windowed popped up showing me all my files!! Yay, now I can back everything up before I format it.
    03-21-2017 04:57 PM
  18. scottbiggs32's Avatar
    Very informative write-up! “chkdsk” command had solved many of my problems related to corrupt or inaccessible SD memory card. Apart from “chkdsk” there can be few other techniques as well which you can try to fix your corrupt SD memory card.
    jericho.ar likes this.
    03-28-2017 05:59 AM
  19. Daniel Roussielle's Avatar
    THIS WORKED. OMG for a second I thought that I had lost all my photos and videos!!!!!! Thank you very much!!!
    04-15-2017 09:24 AM
  20. Elegio's Avatar
    Stuck here !

    I archieved going from a RAW micro sd card 64go to a exFAT. But it still reads as a corrupted card and in windowss i can't browse it.

    If i try to format it the old way, i shows an access denied.

    In chkdsk, chkdsk f: f/ says that an error occured while examining files and directories. From there it does nothing. It's stuck.

    In diskpart, clean meets an error: impossible to satisfy the demand in reason of an error of peripheral Entry/Exit. For more information, see the diary/log of events system. I don't know where it is.
    If I try to format, its stucks on 0%.

    Sorry if there it isn't clear, the error are translated from french.

    If there is no other methods from windows, can someone recommand a software to format the micro sd card? I don't care for what's on it
    04-20-2017 05:17 PM
  21. McGiolla's Avatar
    Help ??

    What do i do next, i try to put in a cmd /r but it wont let me type
    Attached Thumbnails [GUIDE] Using chkdsk to fix a corrupted SD card-cmd-f.jpg  
    06-19-2017 05:30 PM
  22. Sypheron's Avatar
    Unfortunately, 'sometimes' Samsung phones destroy microSD cards beyond repair. I've had 3 go all corrupt on me already. No fix whatsoever helps. I'm able to get 90% of the data off by just copying it (the other files will stall while copying and then the copying process will 'crash'). But I am able to continue with the next picture until it stops again. I just keep going like that for an hour or two to make sure most of my pictures are safe.
    Tried chkdsk, formatting, changing driveletters, third party recovery software etc. Nothing helps. It's absolutely and completely corrupt and broken. So now I am on my 4th microSD.

    Never again a Samsung phone for me, especially since it absolutely lacks in support or even response by Samsung on this issue, while there's been plenty of reports of this going back to the earlier versions of the galaxy S series.
    07-31-2017 06:49 AM
  23. jjazzfusion's Avatar
    I have a 64GB Samsung micro SD, with which I am able to view listen to most of the files, but I cannot move or copy some of them. The card is write protected, and nothing is able to remove the write protection. I've tried command prompt, diskpart regedit etc.,When connected to the computer via a USB card reader, it gives me a message "There is a problem with this drive. Scan this drive now to fix it" but when I proceed to do it, the write protection message pops. I've tried every type of data recovery software there is without any success, At least with Windows Explorer I am able to get at least some of the files back. The card is in exFAT format. Anyone out there have any advice? How can I successfully remove the write protection, WITHOUT FORMATTING THE CARD (if that is even possible) and run the recovery software again to try to recover my pictures, videos and audio files? Thank you in advance!
    11-23-2017 08:43 AM
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