Your smartphone’s internal memory can be extended with a MicroSD card. This helps create more space for you to store photos music, video, and other important files. However, if your MicroSD card stops functioning suddenly, what would happen? Or, if a file is deleted on accident?
Your files should be backed up regularly. By doing so, repairing your MicroSD card might not be necessary if something unexpectedly should happen. You would already have backed up file copies to replace what is lost.
The following are ways for you to save your data from a broken MicroSD card on Android devices:
- Repair your card and backup your data by using Microsoft Windows.
- Turn off the phone.
- Remove your MicroSD card.
- Plug into Microsoft Windows PC.
If the card is recognized by your PC, you want to right-click and select Properties. Next, make your way to the Tools tab and in the Error Check area, select Check Now.
The MicroSD card should be repaired once the initial check is complete. If successful, you will again have access to your data.
However, if your card is not recognized by Windows, open System Manager and selects Disk Management from the left list. From the right-hand view, if you see your card, right-click and change both the path and drive letter. When the new window appears, select Add and choose a drive letter for your card. Once done, your card should be visible within Windows Explorer. This should repair your card as already described above.
If Microsoft Windows didn’t fix your problem, DiskDigger might help. During their test period, you can utilize the program for free or $14.99 for a single user license for your PC.
After downloading and installing DiskDigger, open the program and choose your card. Now select the Next tab 3 times for DiskDigger to begin scanning your card. Keep in mind, this process can take a while. Once finished, retrieved files will be shown. Choose the files you wish to save and select Recover selected files.
For MicroSD card repair directly from a rooted smartphone, there is a DiskDigger version available for Android at the Google Play Store. With the DiskDigger free version, you can restore videos (3GP and MP4) and images (PNG and JPG). If you wish to repair other files as well, their Pro version can help you.
Mac OS X
If you are a Mac user, Data Recovery Wizard can help restore your data to the MicroSD card. This is available for free from Data Recovery Wizard website.
Once you are finished downloading and installing the program, insert your card and begin the program on your Mac. Follow on-screen instructions. Choose the card and data types you wish to restore and when finished scanning, you will see what can still be retrieved. Finally, choose where you want the file saved.
Before thinking you lost all your stored data, try the above programs or contact IQ Android Services to help salvage them.