Recovering Data from SD Card with Bad Sectors

SD card that is having bad sectors will be considered as unreadable where in you will not be able to access files. You’ll have to recover data as soon as possible with the help of YupTools Deleted Photo Recovery in order to get back access to the files.

“I had a DSLR digital camera which I always use to take pictures and videos. However, recently I saw error "SD card has bad sectors" when I try to view photos and videos on the SD card. So how to check SD card for bad sectors and how to fix bad sector in memory cards? How to remove bad sector from sd card? How can I recover data from SD card with bad sectors?”

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Causes: How bad sectors develop on SD card?

  • Using the same card on multiple gadgets can cause bad sectors to develop on SD card
  • Virus/malware infection is another reason that can create bad sectors on card
  • Using the card from longer period of time also generate the bad sector on it
  • Improper usage of card such as improper removal, interruption while transferring files, etc. can develop bad sectors on the SD card
  • Using low quality card because of low budgets or lack of knowledge

Solutions to recover data from SD card with bad sectors

Follow the below mentioned solutions in order to perform data recovery from SD card with bad sectors:

Solution #1: Recover Hidden Files from SD Card with Bad Sectors

Sometimes it happens, files get hidden when virus/malware infect the card and creates bad sectors on it. The virus may hide your files. So, below find out the steps on how to recover hidden files from SD card:

  • Connect your SD card to PC
  • Open Windows Explorer. Go to Tools > Folder Options > Go to View
  • Now check “show hidden files, folders and drives” and uncheck the option “Hide protected operating system files” and finally click on OK to save all the changes made

You can now check your card for hidden files.

Solution #2: Recover Data from SD Card with Bad Sector by Using SD Card Recovery software

Well, you can download SD card recovery software to recover data from a bad sectored SD card. YupTools Deleted Photo Recovery Application is a good SD card recovery program to restore personal data such as school works, photos, videos, music files, document files such as Microsoft Office Word’s DOC and DOCX, Excel, PowerPoint presentation PPT files, PDF, Outlook PST OST data, and folders.

Beside bad sector, the software also retrieves deleted pictures from SD card and also supports recovery of digital media files from corrupted, damaged, formatted, physically damaged, logically failed SD card. It also allows you to bring back deleted/lost media files from different data storage devices such as cameras, camcorders, mobile devices, hard drive, portable hard drive, media players, memory cards, USB flash drives, etc.

Note: Stop using your SD card from adding any new data on it. Adding new files will overwrite the existing data and hence you will lose the chances for recovery.

Steps to restore data from bad sectored SD card

SD card recovery software is suitable and a perfect utility that will help you to get back inaccessible or lost data from SD card that holds bad sectors. It helps you to restore almost all formats of images, videos and audio files. Download YupTools Deleted Photo Recovery for free on your Windows computer from the link below and attach the SD card to that system:

Step 1 – Install YupTools Deleted Photo Recovery Tool and launch it. Click on “Lost Photo Recovery” option to recover images, songs and videos files from SD card that has bad sectors. Connect the media to your computer and then perform the process.

Step 2 – Select the drive from which you want to recover files. The external media will be shown in the list. Now select the drive representing SD card to scan and then click on Next.

Step 3– Once you choose the drive to scan, the software will show that scanning is in process. The recovered files listed in a Data View or File Type View on the left side of the window panel.

Step 4 – After scanning, you can select the files to preview them and then finally save them on your computer.

Step 5 – Select the desired location on your computer to save the recovered files. But remember not the same device from where data has been recovered!

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