Your SD card allows you to expand your Android phone storage. You can store files, PDFs, images, and videos. Memory storage ranges from 2GB to 1TB. You can use any of them depending on your cell phone’s supporting capacity.
A critical problem with SD cards is that they can become corrupted. When this happens, you may find some files become partially unreadable. In some cases, the entire card may be destroyed. In many cases, you can recover the files. And always, the card can be cleared and used again. So you do not have to purchase a new SD card.
Here are some steps to follow if you have a problem with your SD card:
The first thing you need to do is back up the entire SD card to ensure you do not lose any further data. Here are steps to do it:
A chkdsk will scan the drive and try to recover files in the case of a corrupted folder structure. The advantage here is that files may be retrieved. The disadvantage is that they may lose their file name, and so you will have to open each file to figure out what is stored there.
Formatting your SD card will remove all the data on the card. Also, you want to be sure to format the right card. So be very careful when formatting to select exactly the right device.
We hope this guide has helped you recover your data and re-use your SD Card. Memory cards are expensive, so it is good to use them as long as possible. However, if your card is often failing, every month or every week, you will need to consider getting a new card to save you the time of data recovery.