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  1. JimmyTan74's Avatar
    Same problem as some others here:

    The type of the file system is RAW.
    CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives.
    02-18-2014 02:40 AM
  2. anon8557756's Avatar
    This did not work for me...
    02-20-2014 06:53 PM
  3. His4vr's Avatar
    How did you fix it my sd card is doing the same thing yours is and I need it to store all my photos on it that I have of my daughter and everything else I have a lot of my music on the sd card as well
    02-23-2014 04:24 AM
  4. His4vr's Avatar
    MY laptop can read the SD card but my Galaxy S3 is saying the SD card is either blank or has unsupported files on what should I do
    02-23-2014 04:44 AM
  5. PUNISSHER's Avatar
    I did the "chkdsk /X /F <SD card drive letter>: in cmd" a few weeks ago and it worked flawlessly. This time around when I tried it, i got "Cannot opem volume for direct acess"
    Anyone have a new fix or an explanation behind this error message??

    Thanks in advance
    02-24-2014 12:06 PM
  6. rubansmum's Avatar
    I know this is a old thread but I need help my memory card is not working it says mount sd card but its in already. .I have lost all pics vids and music it also wont recognise it in my camera or galaxy tab.not even a notification to say i have inserted a memory card I have a Samsung galaxy s3 mini any help is greatly appreciated it has the birth of my baby and first xmas etc :-( really badly want them back. I don't want to format it as need pics of off it.i currently dont have a pc so havent tried the instructions put up im not in any way a computer boffin so wouldnt know how to anyway
    02-27-2014 09:52 AM
  7. rubansmum's Avatar
    If laptop is recognising it I don't see the problem? Just copy all the pics on top laptop..?
    02-27-2014 09:55 AM
  8. Eddie Enova's Avatar
    guys please help me out,
    my newly bought transcend micro sd (8gb) isn't mounting on my android phone (samsung galaxy s3 mini)
    -it always says "damaged sd card" and when i insert it in my computer, it always says that "the disk in drive d: is not formatted, format it now?"
    -but when i format it, it always says that "windows is not able to complete the format."
    -when i use the "chkdsk" on "command prompt." it says that "the type of the file system is RAW. CHKDSK is not available for raw drives.
    please help me out =(
    i lost my every precious files and softwares...=(( PLEASE HELP
    liju k john likes this.
    02-28-2014 02:14 AM
  9. vagbreath's Avatar
    when i tried the command prompt all it said was "cannot open volume for direct access."
    03-18-2014 10:03 AM
  10. gentz2013's Avatar
    guyz i already finish @ cmd after that i insert it in my cp but theres a noti. damage SD CARD IS DAMAGE...... plz help.... T.Y.
    03-21-2014 09:49 AM
  11. emon1115's Avatar
    I have a 32gb sandisk microsd card and I can't copy anything to it. After copying no files will show in the card and the space is free in the card. And when I remove the card and reinsert in my SGS4, It says it is damaged. Somerimes it is working. Please give me a solution to this. .
    03-30-2014 10:52 PM
  12. sanalchand's Avatar
    my pc is also saying to format it.
    it says that cannot open volume for direct acess
    04-14-2014 01:16 PM
  13. Old_bloke's Avatar
    New here but have been sharing your pain with the whole "damaged SD card" thing.
    I've had this a couple of times on my Galaxy Ace and the last time it happened I used the chkdsk/x/f trick and it worked a treat.
    However, yesterday I was playing some music through the phone but I found that you cant stop the music, only pause it so I did a full phone switch off. That certainly stopped Fleetwood Mac but also appears to have wrecked the micro sd card as well - the dreaded "damaged SD card" reappeared.
    I wasn't too concerned as I thought the chkdsk thing would work but IT DIDN'T!
    The thing is that the when I put the micro sd into the sd card reader and hooked it up to my pc (running XP) the card was fine - everything was readable so the chkdsk command had nothing to put right.
    In File Manager I ran Properties and did the whole scan disk routine, I even scanned the card with AVG. Nothing would induce the phone to mount the card. I put it in my Samsung Tab 2 - same fault appeared, back in the pc - working fine.
    So I ran the Backup utility in File Manager and created a copy of everything on the card and saved it to my pc hard drive, and then copied the backup onto another micro sd card and mounted that in the phone. Everything worked fine - the photos were there, Whatsapp messages reappeared, camera worked. Result.
    Next I reformatted the original sd card in the phone (ie wiped it clean - do NOT do this until you have checked and confirmed you have a workable backup copy elsewhere) then safely removed the card, loaded it back into the pc, copied the backup from the pc to the sd card, remounted that version - and again everything worked!
    I have absolutely no idea what the fault was as the card worked on the pc but not in any android device. The only fix was to reformat and start again.
    04-25-2014 07:41 PM
  14. EA82's Avatar
    Why is everyone skipping over the RAW questions?! I just want to save my files! please help us!!
    04-26-2014 05:52 PM
  15. BolaSimran's Avatar
    hey mukund
    having same problem with my 32 gb sd card
    and while trying your solution
    DOS window says: access denied as you do not have sufficient privileges. you have to invoke this utility running in elevated mode.
    i am not an IT professional, so didn't know what to do next.
    please help
    05-09-2014 07:46 AM
  16. Jeniffer De Guzman's Avatar
    Droid Charge: Damaged SD card Error / Won't Mount - Fix??-untitled.png it didnt help me this is what appears please help
    Attached Thumbnails Droid Charge: Damaged SD card Error / Won't Mount - Fix??-untitled.png  
    Ibrahim Elbanawy likes this.
    05-20-2014 12:24 AM
  17. Emelie Solaros's Avatar
    I am having this same problem and I am very tempted to format my SD card and the only reason I am is because I have download an app called Dropbox and mind you that it connects to my computer, tablet and phone and I suggest that anyone if in future face this problem to download this app and connect with your computer. It will backup all photo's and any files that you feel that you need to save. You can even create files to backup just your music.

    https://www.dropbox.com/

    I am just saying this saved me big time. Although I am disappointed that I have to add everything back in. Apps are recoverable since you can download them back from google play but music and photos/files are hard to recover. This saved me a lot time too! I suggest that everyone download this and the more gadgets you add the more space you are given to save in dropbox for about a year but it will be more than enough.

    I hope this helps somehow! At least if this happens in the future you have everything backed up. Also there is another function in newer android phone,Samsumg galaxy s3, s4, and s5 that can back up files for you as well. I am not to sure what it is called at the moment but I will check it out on my s3 and let everybody know.
    06-22-2014 05:08 PM
  18. Joan Bandy's Avatar
    Old thread, but for anyone else searching as I was for several days, my fix was cleaning the contacts on the card with alcohol and a Qtip, letting it dry, blowing out the port on the phone with compressed air (hubby used the tank for airing up tires as I was out of canned compress air. Then, cleaning internal contacts with alcohol, letting dry. Worked immediately!
    06-23-2014 10:14 PM
  19. Muhammad Arrif Lukman's Avatar
    does anyone knows how to fix the damage sd card. i tried to run the dskcheck, but it says it is a raw file..what should i do?
    06-24-2014 04:00 AM
  20. StrykerTpT's Avatar
    Yo mukundrathod111 , followed your instructions to the tee and it worked perfectly. Thanks man. Saved me time, headaches, and money.
    06-25-2014 03:48 PM
  21. TheThirdHeat's Avatar
    Made an account to say thank you. I had a tonne of work pics as well as music, vids, etc. Used chkdsk for a total recovery from an unreadable/corrupted MicroSD card in my Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini.

    Cheers Dude!
    07-14-2014 03:55 AM
  22. Mafiosa Elly's Avatar
    Hi, I follow the instruction and I am stuck at one point:

    " chkdsk /X /F <SD card drive letter>: "

    How do I identify my SD drive? I mean, I don't know much about all this so I am hoping someone can guide me. I wish to format my SD card but like others, it won't read or anything via my Note3 nor my card reader. Nothing appears. Appreciate it much though.
    10-14-2014 12:26 PM
  23. Arun Mathi's Avatar
    My mobile is samsung galaxy next turbo GS5570I model. using 2GB micro sd card. it is not mounted with my mobile. What i have to do now?
    10-19-2014 01:02 PM
  24. Bharathan Narasimhan's Avatar
    Hi All:
    My 16GB SD Card works fine in my PC but not in my Micromax phone..

    I tried the chkdsk option given here but I am getting this message.... after running till 71%......

    C:\Documents and Settings\Krishna>chkdsk /X /F I:
    The type of the file system is FAT32.
    Volume Serial Number is 9016-4EF8
    Windows is verifying files and folders...
    The size of the \mtklog\aee_exp\db.03\db.03.dbg entry is not valid.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Krishna>

    What should I do? Please help....
    11-14-2014 10:38 PM
  25. JD Messick's Avatar
    won't turn on completely
    11-22-2014 12:48 AM
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