How To Fix a Corrupted Memory Card

Many of my friends tried to convert a 1GB memory card to 2GB, and failed terribly. Thought it worked fine for selected memory cards, may of them were unlucky to get good results. Every thing goes correct if your process is safe and smart enough to escape from a issue. But if its corrupted, its bit hard to recover it back. And unluckily, most of us don’t know how to do that. We all face that common problem of exchange memory cards when they get corrupted. But wait! You no need to get a new one when ever your memory card is corrupted. You can fix your memory card with simple tools available in the market today.

Memory Card

Before dumping any memory card into garbage, always give it a last try. Who knows, may be your card reader or phone has the ultimate problem. So now, all you have to do is to check whether your memory card is really corrupted or not. Check in your memory card with the help of a memory card reader, or a phone. If your memory card is detected, then follow the following steps to recover it back.

Procedure 1 to fix a corrupted memory card:

1) Connect your memory card to your PC and check the drive which is showing the location of your card.
2) Right click on your memory card drive and go to properties.
3) Click on Format button, you can see a pop up box showing the file system as FAT. Usually the memory cards support only FAT files.
4) Click on the start button but don’t check the quick format option, just leave it blank.
5) Check your memory card if its fixed. If not, move on to

Procedure 2 to fix a corrupted memory card:

1) Open RUN by pressing Ctrl+R and type CMD and then press enter.
2) Now if the memory card drive. Say for example, my drive is L: then type L: and press enter.
3) Now type as format L: and press enter.
4) You will be asked for a conformation and enter your decision by pressing y or n. Which mean yes or no. Simply press y and wait until the format is finished.
5) This will create default clusters in your memory card and give your memory card a 100% success rate to work normally.

Note: We would suggest you to format the memory card in your phone once for better adjustments of the phone settings.
Even if you didnt find any progress in your memory card corruption, then simple download this application and follow the instructions. You wont be surprised to see your memory card back in action. Check out the below link to download the application.

Download Card Recovery Pro

About Satish Kumar

Satish Kumar is the Founder of Pyrite Technologies Private Limited. He is very passionate about writing Technology and Troubleshoot issues in CoolPCTips. He also writes at on free search engine traffic strategies.


  1. hello, im having a problem with my micro sd. I did procedure 1 and procedure 2 but these 2 steps didn’t work .. it always say “FORMAT ABORTED” what should i do? really need your help i’ve been fixing my micro sd for almost 4 hours… T.T

  2. hello I have a problem with my micro sd card.My micro sd card wouldn’t read in my phone or in my laptop and I lost all my files,photos and videos
    Pls help me with my problem and how can I recover all my files,photos and videos ..???

  3. this is really useful technique thanks..

  4. Rai Jacob says:

    Hi guys! I need help. My memory card isn’t identified by my Blackberry Curve 9300 or my computer. My memory car is an 8GB Micro SD. I don’t know any thing about technology or fixing this kind of stuff! Please I am in desperate need of help all of my files are there. I don’t have a memory card reader. I was just playing a game in my phone when my phone overheated, then the next day all my media files were gone. What can I do?

  5. hi my memory card is having an error when i put it in my computer an is having a error it saays to foormat it but when i do it it sayss not formatteed bcoz itt is is write prooteected plss help me

  6. this is really helpful for i have repaired two memory cards with this info..

  7. my mmry crd is not showing by my mobile …once it cms nd thn disappears

  8. hi
    when i download or copy any video or photo or songs on my memorycard it doesn’t open camera video also cantn’t play what should i do plz help

  9. I lost my data from memory card when i reboot my phone…and when i insert card to differnt phone…….also my phone did’t play hd videos which is in the card…same video when placed in intrnal storage of phone it play

  10. hi when i opened my memory card in the computer i see a character if i delete it it wont be deleted then when i copy a pic and transfer in the computer the image it wont copy then suddendy the windows pop up that the card is being formatted.

  11. hi , i have problem with my memory card ,card data cannot deleted i tried many things but the data comes back after a minuet or some seconds. plz help me

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