Have you ever gotten that heartbreaking “Fix damaged SD card/ You may have to reformat it” message on your Android phone. I’ve seen it quite a few times on my Android phone.
I don’t know if it’s the actual device that causes the error, my 32GB SD card or even Android itself. I’m starting to think that the green bot is to blame, because every time I’ve received the “SD card damaged” message on my Android phone, I’ve been able to put the “damaged” memory card in an old device, and it has worked just fine. Here’s how you hopefully can fix a broken SD card on Android without losing any precious data.
Solution To The Damage Memory Card:
– First of all, try to simply take out your SD card, put it back in and then start your device and check if Android recognizes it. This will likely not fix the issue, but since it would be the quickest solution, it’s worth a try.
– If the above didn’t help, find one of your old phones, or use a friend’s phone, that supports the SD card in question. Now take the damaged memory card, put it in the other device and connect it to your computer in mass storage mode (mount it). If you have a memory card reader with a USB interface, you can of course use that instead.
If your SD card really is damaged, it may not work in the other phone either. But every time Android has complained about my SD card being broken, it has worked flawlessly in a small phones.
– If you now can access the SD card via your computer, use your operating system’s tools to scan the memory card for errors. On Windows XP, this is done by right-clicking on the SD card in the file manager, then clicking Properties > Tools > Error-checking > Check Now. Under Check disk options, select the “Automatically repair errors in the file system” check box and click Start. Your computer will try to fix all potential errors in the file system.
– If you want to make sure that you won’t lose any data, then make a backup of your SD card by copying its contents to your computer’s hard drive. Certain file cannot be copied for whatever reason, there’s a slight chance it may be to blame for the Android hiccup. If it’s not a terribly important file, delete it from your SD card.
– Now put the SD card back in your Android phone again, and hopefully it will work fine now. If it doesn’t, then at least you have a backup of it now, and you can let Android format the card. Restore the backup from your computer later, and everything will be back to normal.
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