fix a corrupted SD cardHow to fix/repair damaged SD card error without formatting it?

When I was trying to share some pictures from my phone to Facebook I was welcomed with an error message “SD card is damaged. Try reformatting it.” Whenever I use android SD card it reminds me “Format SD card?” I know formatting the card will lead to data loss. The card contains my so many important files like pictures, favorite movies, and documents. I just want to fix my corrupted SD card.

When your SD card gets corrupted or damaged due to any reason your data become inaccessible.  Though you try to open it on your computer, Windows will keep on reminding you that card is not accessible because file or directory is corrupted or unreadable. First thing to overcome this situation is stop using your damaged SD card until you get back the data.  Here in this post we will teach you how to use chkdsk to fix corrupted SD card.

Use chkdsk to fix/repair a corrupted SD card without data loss

chkdsk” command is the perfect solution for damaged SD card recovery. This solution needs no format and let you fix or repair a corrupted SD card without data loss. See how to fix your damaged SD card using chkdsk.

Before we get started you need to arrange few things your corrupted SD card, and a computer running Windows.

  1. Plug in your corrupted SD card to your computer using card reader or USB cable.

Now go to the start menu present on the bottom left corner of your computer screen. Type “cmd” on the search bar and hit enter. You will find a program named “cmd. exe” under the programs list.

  1. Right click on “cmd. exe” and hit “Run as Administrator” as shown in the below image.

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You will find this command windows which allow you to fix corrupted SD card without formatting.


  1. Type “chkdsk /X /f sd card letter:” or “chkdsk sd card letter: /f “, for example,”chkdsk /X /f G:” or “chkdsk h: /f“.

rd-hfix-corrupted-sd-card-with-chkdsk-2-jpgAfter you have typed the following command hit enter and wait for the program to do its work. This will take few minutes depending on the amount of corruption and storage size of your card. After finishing all the steps you will find this in your command window:

Congratulations! The damaged SD card is successfully fixed  and now you can easily access your data. If not then try a third-party data recovery software to fix the damaged SD card and recover your data.

Use Card Data Recovery to recover data from corrupted/damaged/inaccessible SD card

Card Data Recovery is a professional recovery software which let you recover deleted, formatted or inaccessible data from any sort of data loss. It supports recovery of data from computer hard drives, formatted USB drive and other storage media like SD card, CF card, etc. This tool is capable of recovering and restoring the data in new original form without modifying the original data. It is the best tool to recover your data from damaged SD card.


Before purchasing the full version you can try out the demon version of this tool to check what files this program can recover. Below you have step-by-step tutorial, to recover the data and get the satisfied result.

Step 1: Launch Card Data Recovery tool and select your preferred recovery option and hit the button “Next” to continue.

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Step 2: All the partitions and drivers related to your computer will be displayed on software interface. Now choose the card where you lost your files and hit on “Scan” button to let the program find out your lost files on memory card.

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Step 3: After the scanning gets over preview the lost files and look for the files you want to recover. Select your desired place to save them. After that hit on “Recover” to perform data recovery.

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I hope this blog helped you to fix damaged SD card and you don’t have to face the data loss issue. If you have any query related to this blog then do comment your query in the below comment section.

[GUIDE] Using chkdsk to fix a corrupted SD card