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How To Repair Corrupted Pen Drive or SD Card [ 4 methods Explained]

How To Repair Corrupted Pen Drive or SD Card : Dealing with a corrupted SD card or pen drive could be a tedious task. We pay hours to get back our storage into working condition however get nothing.In this article we have explained 4 methods which can help you to repair your corrupted pen drive or SD card.

For SD card, you will need to insert it into the slot provided in your laptop or by using a card reader. Use adapter if you have a microSD card. It will not work if you connect some device having the SD card like a smartphone or a camera. Check out these different methods.

#1 Changing  the drive letter

Sometimes your computer is unable to assign drive letters (like C, D, E) to your storage media. Due to this reason the files on it can’t be accessed. To resolve this issue, you can assign the drive letter to your device.

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  • Right click My Computer/ This PC. Click Manage.
  • Click Device Manager on the left side.
  • Double-Click Disk Drives in the list. Right Click on the name of your pen drive.
  • Click Uninstall. Click Ok.
  • Disconnect your storage media and restart your PC.
  • Connect your pen drive again. Your PC will detect it.

#2 How To Repair corrupted SD card using Windows Explorer

  • Open My Computer or This PC.
  • Select the corrupted drive and Right Click.
  • Click Format in the drop down menu.
  • Click Restore Device Defaults in the popup window.
  • Click Start to begin the format process. You can uncheck the Quick format option if you want the computer to deep scan the drive/card for errors but this will take time. So, uncheck it only if you fail in the first attempt.
  • Click Ok in the next dialog box which will warn you that the data will be lost. The format process will complete in a few moments and you will have your error free SD card or pen drive.

#3 Reinstall the drivers

when the drivers that runs your pen drive get corrupted and our PC will not be able to detect your storage media. You can reinstall drivers by these simple steps:

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  • Right click My Computer/ This PC. Click Manage.
  • Click Device Manager on the left side.
  • Double-Click Disk Drives in the list. Right Click on the name of your pen drive.
  • Click Uninstall. Click Ok.
  • Disconnect your storage media and restart your PC.
  • Connect your pen drive again. Your PC will detect it.

 

#4  Repair corrupted Pen Drive or SD card using CMD

This process involves Windows command prompt which is commonly known as CMD. In this, you have to enter some CMD commands and Windows will forcefully format your corrupted pen drive/SD card.

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  • Connect the corrupted pen drive or SD card to your computer.
  • Hover your mouse on the Start button and Right Click.
  • Click Command Prompt (Admin). A CMD window will open.
  • Type diskpart and press Enter.
  • Type list disk and press Enter. A list of all the storage devices connected to your computer will be displayed.
  • Type select disk <the number of your disk> and press Enter. (Example: select disk 1).Important: Make sure you enter the number correctly. Otherwise, you may format your internal hard drive. You can type list diskagain to check whether you are going correctly. There will be a star (asterisk symbol) before the name of the selected disk.
  • Type clean and press Enter.
  • Type create partition primary and hit Enter.
  • Type active.
  • Type select partition 1.
  • Type format fs=fat32 and press Enter. The format process will finish in a few minutes. You can write ntfs instead of fat32 if you want to carry files larger than 4 gigabytes. Don’t close the CMD

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