How To Do Data Recovery from MicroSD Cards in 2021?

How To Do Data Recovery from MicroSD Cards in 2021?

Have you accidentally deleted multiple files? Then, under no circumstances should you continue to save anything to your MicroSD card. This can overwrite areas with accidentally deleted images and reduce your chances of successful recovery.

If your MicroSD card is damaged or displayed incorrectly, you shouldn’t format it if you still want to recover data. Even if the card is ready for use after formatting it, it’ll be much more difficult to data recovery.

MicroSD cards can expand your smartphone’s internal storage and provide more storage space for your photos, videos, music and important files. But what happens if your MicroSD card suddenly stops working? Or if you accidentally delete a file?

Here we’ll show you how to recover a microSD card or hard drive recovery.

How to Do Data Recovery From a MicroSD Card?

  • Recover Your MicroSD Card Using Windows

Turn off your smartphone, remove the microSD card and insert it into any Windows computer. If the computer recognizes the card, right-click it in “File Explorer” and select “Properties”. Now, you need to go to the “Tools” tab and click “Check” in the “Check the Errors” area.

If Windows doesn’t recognize your MicroSD card, open “System Manager” and then click “Disk Management” in the right window, right-click it and then “Change the Drive Letter and path”.

This will open a new window where you’ll need to click “Add” and then assign a drive letter to the MicroSD card. When you’re done, it should be visible in Windows Explorer and it should be possible to check the MicroSD card for errors.

  • Recover a Damaged File System Via CHKDSK

The first and easiest way is to use the system hard drive recovery tool CHKDSK. This is a utility from Microsoft, it’s available only on PCs with the Windows operating system. Of course, this program isn’t always enough to recover data from SD cards, but you can check for damage in the file structure without losing data. In this method, we’ll restore the SD card via the command line.

To get started, insert the memory card directly into your laptop or PC and click on the “My Computer” or “This Computer” icon. Find the connected SD card in the list of disks and remember which letter was assigned to it. 

Press the Windows + R key combination to bring up the Run window. Type the command cmd to open Command Prompt.

In the Command Line window, you need to enter the appropriate command (chkdsk E:/f), which will scan the drive and fix errors on it. 

Instead of E, you can enter the drive letter assigned by your system. After pressing Enter, the scanning process will begin. Please note that the /f parameter is added at the end of the command, which means that Chkdsk won’t only find problems, but will also try to fix them.

  • Format SD Memory Card

In this method, we’ll try to restore the drive using formatting, during which all data will be deleted. This operation can solve the problem of recovering the memory card though Chkdsk hasn’t been successful and problems are still occurring. Of course, we’ll lose all data, but there is a chance that restoring in this way will prevent damage to new data, which we’ll later copy to the SD drive.

Connect the memory card to your PC, and open “My Computer” on the desktop. Find the SD card in the list of drives and right-click on it. Select Formatting from the drop-down menu. Click on the “Standard cluster size” button and make sure the file system is set. 

The operation can be performed with the “Quick Format” option. But for the best effect, you can uncheck the mark. It’ll take more time but it’ll be done more thoroughly and may solve the problem.

When finished, re-insert the SD memory card into your phone, tablet, digital camera or other device and check if it works correctly now.

Wrapping Up!

Now you’re aware of the simple tips and tricks to recover data from a MicroSD card. One of the essential methods to bring back the data from MicroSD is to hire professionals who aren’t only skilled but proficient enough. So, what are you waiting for?

All our hard drive and sd card data recovery services are available at affordable prices. If you have any query, you can take assistance from our professionals of CBL Data Recovery.