How can I recover data from a broken microSD card?

daniel rodriguez June 13, 2011
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I have a 1 GB microSD card that stopped working on my phone and it will not show up on any computer adapter I use. What can I do because I don’t want to lose the files I have in there.

  1. Brandon Phillips
    August 9, 2011 at 12:35 am

    My card is not just corrupted, its somehow physically damaged. It doesn't show up in GParted and it won't mount at all. In dmesg, i get: 

        mmc0: error -110 whilst initialising SD card

    I've read that I can crack open the case and resolder the contacts but then I wouldn't be able to use the card after that because the case would be broken...
    Am I completely screwed here?

    • Tina
      August 10, 2011 at 12:45 am

      Bericp,

      it sounds pretty hopeless.

      If you urgently need the data on your SD card, you can maybe have it recovered by a professional service. Which one you should turn to depends on the country you live in.

      • Marisse Aquino
        February 8, 2012 at 12:13 pm

        my memory card is broken into 2 pcs . because i left it in my bag . i transfer all my files in my computer there for a while because my PC getting slower . can i retrieve all my files .. i can pay a all i can to retrive it .. it was so important to me ...

  2. FIDELIS
    June 18, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Hello, chances are your memory card got corrupted. There have been question similar to that before. I would say you will probably need to see if you can recover the files. You could start by using Recuva:http://www.piriform.com/recuva

  3. Socrtwo
    June 18, 2011 at 1:49 am

    I have reviewed a bunch freeware for recovering data (in the test images actually) off memory cards here: http://www.s2services.com/cameraundeletefreeware.htm

  4. Sonny Bass
    June 16, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    I have had good luck with gparted or disk utility in Mint, they have seen SD cards & usb drives that other programs could not recognize.I have recovered data, then reformat so that the drives were usable again. You can use a live Mint or Ubuntu CD or DVD. 

  5. FIDELIS
    June 14, 2011 at 4:08 am

    Hello, chances are your memory card got corrupted. There have been question similar to that before. I would say you will probably need to see if you can recover the files. You could start by using Recuva:
    http://www.piriform.com/recuva

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