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  1. Ergo_Proxy's Avatar
    Hi. i had a similar problem and found a solution. i have an htc thunderbolt, and randomly the sd card became damaged it was appearing as not there, or occasionally it would work for as few minutes. luckily i could still access the files on my win 8 pc, so i saved the important stuff. i tried a reset, and that didn't work. so i did what i dreaded to do. i opened settings in my phone and tapped erase SD card. the files are gone, but now my phone can read my sd card. probably on too many drops so yeah, now to recopy over my music. ps, if music copying is a pain for anyone, if you only have a few songs to send over, send yourself an email with the songs attached. i found that to be far preferable than trying to deal with HTC drivers in my win 8 pc.
    11-30-2014 06:41 PM
  2. Max_A's Avatar
    Hi. Had same problem with RAW error when attempting to use chkdsk to fix an SD memory card trashed by my Galaxy S3. After much pain using the following solution I recovered everything from my card. Haven't tried to reformat card yet but my main concern was data. If when using the chkdsk command, get an error "The type of file is RAW. CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives", try the following.

    I'm only a junior member so can not post a link, but if you search for a tool called ZAR (=Zero Assumption Recovery) - search "zar raw" will bring up a site from where the tool can be downloaded with instructions etc - warning it is very geeky but it worked ! First time I used it showed me a graphic of my corrupted card with 100% bad sectors and the tool hung up and crashed my laptop. After rebooting etc, had another go and the graphic showed my sd card with nice green sectors and blue dots of good data. After about an hour of processing the tool finished and had a list of all my files recovered (about 99%) some music was scrambled but was more worried about data. The files have to be saved to another drive (NOT to ORIGINAL SD Card). Now have my data back. Will post how I get on reformatting the card. Good luck !!!
    02-12-2015 05:40 PM
  3. Saqib Omar's Avatar
    i have a micro sd i have my son being born on it ,but i have a mac how can i get it back and i think the files are corrupted, and some files say quicktime can't open them any sulotions
    03-16-2015 03:03 AM
  4. George Eduard's Avatar
    Hi, i have the same problem with "corrupted sd card" , but when i use chkdsk /x /f on my I: drive, it will take a looong time to reach the Volumes part and then it shows me this error: The wrong volume is in the drive. Please insert volume into drive I:.
    For the first few tries or without using the /x part, it will reach the "0 percent completed" and then just finishes without doing anything else.
    Any ideas as to why any of this is happening?
    03-25-2015 01:33 PM
  5. Fatin Aj's Avatar
    windows cannot run disk checking on this volume because it is write protected. how do i format ?
    03-27-2015 10:47 AM
  6. sweetpea_n_angel's Avatar
    ***was trying to reply to a specific person in this thread. Sorry for the confusion***

    Realizing this thread is older but still wanting to say THANK YOU!!! After several hours of reading/researching on how to retrieve my photos from a corrupt/damaged sd card, I found this forum. Read through and decided to give it a shot... AND.... It worked for my situation... I followed the steps you provided and the card was restored with ALL data in tact. One happy camper here!
    04-13-2015 04:29 AM
  7. sweetpea_n_angel's Avatar
    oops ~ newbie here. trying to figure out how to reply to a specific person within the thread. I am thinking it can't be done. ... sorry.
    04-13-2015 04:34 AM
  8. Suraiya Suma's Avatar
    hello. my SD card was damaged.at 1st my phn asked for formatting.bt i tapped unmount SD card . nw my phn iz not asking for formate.its saying insert a sD card t mount.even laptop iz not reading my card.so i cant even formate it.what do do?plz help how can i formate my sD?
    04-16-2015 11:04 AM
  9. Rubu Sonny's Avatar
    My sd card cannot be detected and i have many of my memories photo in it..... and its 16 GB kingston....please help
    05-05-2015 10:48 PM
  10. FUN MASTI's Avatar
    Fixed: SD Card Corrupted/Damaged/Error or Cannot Access? help
    05-08-2015 02:22 AM
  11. Cristian Csenteri's Avatar
    My second sd card is 'damaged' somehow after I put it into my tablet.
    I tried to fix with cmd but is not working because is RAW format ... and that's the second time, I mean my second sd card, cuz i buyed a new one after
    the first was damaged.I pluged into my tablet and connect it ti my pc to coy something on it .After a couple of hours the new sd card he was damaged.
    I think is my tab or i dont know.
    06-06-2015 09:03 AM
  12. LindaMus's Avatar
    You are a genius! Thank you!!! This worked perfectly and immediately. Ran the command and the SD card files opened right up in my Win Explorer window.
    08-08-2015 06:35 PM
  13. Shruangel's Avatar
    Hi there I read this thread of yours. tried the cmd performed your chkdsk steps but it says not available for RAW. I have twin mos 16 gb sdhc card. Microsoft xp home premium laptop of HP. Pls help.
    08-12-2015 02:25 PM
  14. Milad Jaafary's Avatar
    I only can say thank you! you save my life. I am from iran. you are very very usefull.
    08-19-2015 05:52 AM
  15. Wolfslash599's Avatar
    I think I Got it Finally.
    Recovering Data is not the solution Not even Formatting your SD card.
    I have the same problem after some days it doesn't load some Apps in Android when i check it in the settings it shows "DAMAGED SD CARD"
    I tried to connect with SD CARD Adapter slot in my Laptop but still couldn't detect and it asked to Format it.
    I tried to fix it with "CHKDSK" utility but couldn't do it through windows.
    But could do it with command prompt.
    Not if you have the same problem follow.....

    connect your SD card to computer.
    open command prompt.
    How ? .......
    open run from start button
    then type "cmd"
    now type

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

    If its K drive then

    chkdsk /X /F K:

    It will check your card and will repair it.
    Have patience it will take around 10 min.
    when it is done windows will detect your card evn your android phone.
    Have a nice day......


    I tried this but it said it couldnt find the file specified even when my phone is connected as mass storage
    10-20-2015 10:29 PM
  16. Tokisaki Kurumi's Avatar
    OMG!!!! Thanks to those who teached the CMD chkdsk /X /F <SD card> really works for me!!! I have a Lenovo A850 and my phone suddently restart it by it self...once my phone boot up, it shows the message "sd card damaged" but i did not want to reformat it so I am glade I found this forum and it really helped me. Once again Thank You. You all saved all my pictres, misic and all my apps. Thank You.
    11-04-2015 09:52 AM
  17. paj_ss_note_4's Avatar
    Photorec recuperated 99% of my SD Card. wow, really impressed.
    12-15-2015 11:46 PM
  18. Tusharpratim Saikia's Avatar
    sir.i tried all the way to solve my problem but it could not help me..so..plz could you help me to solve my problem .I have a samsung evo 32GB sd card.when i connect it to my mobiles it shows damaged sd card. what should i have to do to solve this problem ? i already tried all cmd programes also but it didnt work
    01-28-2016 02:45 PM
  19. Lester Jan Pearson's Avatar
    I have a 64GB samsung evo class 10, suddenly stopped working on note 4, cant mount/detect by fone.
    I accessed the card via laptop says 28gb used, but when i copied or scanned the files its just 12gb
    Folders:
    Camera - 16b++ - says empty folder
    Camera (0) - 12gb ++ - copied from old phone

    I tried scanning with malwarebytes,nod32 and avg but no malware found.
    I tried checkdisk using right click, but after 6hrs didnt finish. so i cancelled.
    i tried checkdisk command suggested by users on the first page but takes too long.
    Timeline:
    after 1hr++ - Windows is verifying files and folders
    after 30mins ++ - Corruption was found while examining files in directory \DCIM\Camera\ (0)
    after 30mins ++ - Corruption was found while examining files in directory \DCIM\Camera\ (1)

    This is the folder with 16gb on it and was used by the Camera. I am leaving this on for the day.

    Any info why this happend? anyways to fix this?
    02-28-2016 07:52 PM
  20. italiris4's Avatar
    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! This worked perfectly. My Samsung Galaxy S5, and my laptop kept giving me the message "Damaged SD card" and asking me to format it. I had just transferred over 500 pictures from an old phone, and then deleted them off the phone, so the only way for me to get them was from the SD card. I did exactly what you said, and it worked!!! I just transferred the pictures to my laptop, and I am so happy! These are important family pictures from 2015, and I was so sad that I might be losing them.

    Try this everyone, it works!!
    03-04-2016 12:40 PM
  21. Simpakalalka's Avatar
    Sir it fixed my memory card 2 times but afterwards when i tried the mentioned fix again it says "The drive,the path or the file name is not valid".
    I have mounted my memory card through SD card Slot and entered the correct Drive alphabet.
    Please help and reply as soon as possible..
    03-07-2016 11:39 AM
  22. respeccing's Avatar
    tl;dr: class 10 -> bad ! class 4 -> good! ;-)
    (well, bad for MY android device; but not bad for a photo camera device for example)

    The (permanent) solution for me, was:
    I replaced the microSD card with a class 4 one!
    I had a class 10 one which would "Damaged SD card" often! especially after (re)boot!
    Now with the class 4 card, no more errors!
    For whoever cares for more details, here: https://code.google.com/p/android/is...l?id=2500#c293
    (so that you may draw your own conclusion)
    samikov likes this.
    04-15-2016 07:05 AM
  23. askcybertech's Avatar
    I tried it but My SD card is not showing in PC
    Please help me
    04-26-2016 03:03 AM
  24. kulabako joweria's Avatar
    My sd is damaged so they are telling me to reformat it, but how?
    06-14-2016 07:52 AM
  25. CarsonTan's Avatar
    i have a problem... my SD card could not be detected to my Lenovo s930, i don't know whether it is my device's problem or the SD card problem?
    i have tried to mount my SD card to other phone, although there got showed SD card, but could't move the data into SD card, how to determine whether device or SD card problem?
    and of cause i have tried the recommended way given by mukundrathod111, it was good and no any problem during this process. but i remount the SD card into my phone, it still showed no memory card.
    anyone got suggestion about this? I'm so depressed right now.
    06-22-2016 02:39 AM
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