How to Repair a Corrupted XD Card and Recover Data from It

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XD cards are mostly used in digital cameras for storing photos and then transferring pictures to computer. What if your XD card is corrupted and you lost important data on it? Don’t worry, this guide is going to introduce you how to repair your corrupted XD card and recover all your lost data without any hassle.

How to Repair a Corrupted XD Card?

1Try to Check and Fix the XD Card

Step 1. Connect the memory card to the PC.

Step 2. Go to My Computer and then select the memory card.

Step 3. Right-click on memory card then select Properties, select Tool and click on Check.

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Wait for the scanning process to complete, then close the scan window, right-click the icon on the memory card and select Eject after that remove XD card. Now you can connect your XD card again with your computer to check if it works properly or not.

2Repair Corrupted XD Card Using Windows Explorer

There are different methods by which you can repair corrupted XD card. Most people go the repairing shops and do try by themselves to repair their XD card but failed, mostly. It is very easy to repair XD card on your own. One of the simplest methods is through Window Explorer.

Step 1. Open This PC or My Computer.

Step 2. Select the corrupted driver by right-clicking on it.

Step 3. Select Format in the drop-down menu.

Step 4. Select the Restore Device Default in the popup window.

Step 5. Click on Start to start the format process.

Step 6. Click OK but remember, it will warn you that your all data will be lost. The formatting process will complete in a short time and you’ll get an error-free XD card.

3Repair Corrupted XD Card with CHKDSK Command

Once your memory card is damaged then stop further operations such as taking new pictures or storing data, deleting the previous data and formatting your XD card, etc. There is the best way to repair your corrupted memory card by using CMD.

There are a few steps to take to repair your corrupted XD card by using CMD:

Step 1. Insert your memory card to the card reader and then plug the reader to your PC.

Step 2. Go to the start menu and select CMD, right-click on it, and click Run as administrator.

Step 3. Enter the following command “e” which means the driver letter of the memory card you want to repair:

chkdsk e: /f /r /x

How to Recover Data after Repairing Corrupted XD Card

You can easily recover your lost data after repairing the corrupted XD card with the help of AnyRecover. The most distinct part is that it is 100% secure and has a high recovery rate as compared to alternatives. Furthermore, the following features make it the best possible choice among all:

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It can recover files from all mediums such as PC, memory card, hard disk, flash drive, etc.

Over 1000 file types are supported so you can recover files like audio, video, picture, email, and so on.

Allows you to preview files before recovering.

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Steps to Recover Data from XD Card with AnyRecover

Step 1. Install and launch the program, then choose the “External Device Recovery” mode on the home interface.

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Step 2. Connect your XD card to your computer.

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Step 3. Select the disk you want to recover data from, and choose the file type like video, audio, photos, etc. After that, click on “Scan”.

select external file type

Step 4. Preview the file and start to recover the files you want to recover.

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Step 5. Repeat the above-mentioned steps with “All-Round Recovery” mode this time. If external recovery mode fails to recover your file then select “All-Round Recovery” mode which scans deeper of your lost files.

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Why Does an XD Card Become Corrupted?

Many people want to know why does an XD card become corrupted; they want to take care of all these issues so they can save their card and important data.

Here we listed the most common causes:

Turning off the camera before the videos and photos are completed written to the memory card.

Removing a card or a card reader from the device while writing processing is still on.

Frequently insert and unplug the same memory card in different cameras.

Frequently deleting images and shooting images while memory card is full.

Interruption while formatting SD card.

Conclusion

If your XD card gets corrupted, after reading through the post, you now know how to repair the corrupted memory card and recover data from it with the professional data recovery tool - iMyFone AnyRecover. However, while making use of your memory card, remember to handle it gently and properly to avoid damage or corruption.

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By  Alva Doris , to External Device Recovery

Posted on Oct 22, 2019  ( Updated: Oct 22, 2019 )

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