SD Card Keeps Disappearing from Camera & Computer – How to Fix?

SD cards are usually a reliable means of data storage but once in a while, you may encounter issues with it. For instance, you may find that ‘The SD card connected to your camera or computer may keep disappearing’. Why does this happen? What are the reasons for the error and how to resolve this? All of this will be discussed in this blog post.

As a first step, try using a different USB port to rule out problems with the USB port. Then check if the issue persists. If it does, proceed to the troubleshooting steps.

Solution 1: Run the hardware troubleshooter

If your SD card (or any hardware for that matter) isn’t working as expected, you can use the built-in hardware troubleshooter to resolve issues with the hardware. To run this tool, follow the steps below.

  1. Click Windows + R to open the Run command
  2. Then type Control Panel and open it
  3. Click on Hardware and Sound > Configure a device
  4. Once the hardware troubleshooter opens, click on Next for Windows to fix problems with your hardware.

Solution 2: Update drivers

Unstable or corrupt drivers can sometimes make your SD card or any USB device to behave unexpectedly. To rule out this as a cause, follow the steps below to update drivers.

  1. Click on Windows + X keys and once the menu opens, select Device Manager
  2. Expand the ‘Universal Serial Bus controllers’ section
  3. Right click on the first device and click ‘Update’ and repeat the same with all devices
  4. Once that’s done, restart your computer and this should automatically reinstall the drivers

Solution 3: Format the SD card

If your SD card is corrupted or the file system is messed up, it may keep disconnecting from your camera or computer. In this case, corruption can be resolved by formatting the SD card in most cases.

But before you format, it is a good idea to recover data from corrupted SD card using tools such as Yodot. All you have to do is install the software and connect your SD card to the system. With a few clicks, you can have all your data recovered in minutes. Many users recommend Yodot for its data recovery capabilities from corrupted, damaged or inaccessible SD cards. Download a trial and see for yourself!

Once data is recovered, go ahead and format the card using the steps below.

  1. Connect the SD card to your system
  2. Open-File Explorer by clicking Windows + E keys
  3. Then right click on your SD card and click Format
  4. Once the Format window opens, select ‘FAT32’ for 32 GB cards and ‘ExFAT’ for 64 GB cards
  5. Select Quick Format and click Formatting will create a new file system for you to work on.

Note: If you’re having the SD disappearing issue on the camera, you can format it on your camera itself.

Conclusion

We hope that one of these solutions helps you resolve the ‘SD card disappearing’ problem. But as a precautionary measure, always make sure you remove the SD card when the device is turned OFF, whether the device is a camera, cell phone or a computer. Secondly, when you are transferring data, always make sure the transfer is complete before you remove the SD card. Removing it while the transfer is in progress can damage your card.

Fixed – Receiving Reported Error 0x800ccc92 Your Email Server Rejected your Login

In this blog post, we discuss an error ‘0x800ccc92’ that occurs when you send or receive an email in Outlook. If you look at the error at the error message in detail, it reads ‘Error 0x800ccc92: Your email server rejected your login. Verify your username and password in your account properties. The server responded: ERR invalid username & password’.

The main reasons for the error are incorrect login password or settings, oversized PST files or corruption in PST files. Now let us see how you can resolve this error and resume Outlook operations.

Solution 1: Reset your password

Before you reset your password, first go to Outlook Webmail account and check if you’re able to log in. If you are, then proceed to Solution 2. However, if you are unable to login to Webmail, proceed with resetting your Outlook password using the steps below.

  1. Open Outlook and click on File
  2. Select Info > Account Settings
  3. Select your email address and click Change
  4. Enter a new password and update it by following the on-screen instructions

Then try logging in to Outlook and check if you can send and receive emails. If not, then proceed to the next step.

Solution 2: Set up auto-archive

Setting up auto-archive for your PST files will reduce the size of the file and solve errors such as ‘0x800ccc92’. To set up auto-archive, follow the steps below

  1. Open Outlook and click on File > Options
  2. Under Outlook Options, select Advanced
  3. Select Auto Archive Settings under the Auto-Archive setting
  4. Select Run Auto Archive every 14 days

This will reduce the size of the PST and help you resolve the error and also prevent the error from occurring again.

Solution 3: Repair PST corruption

PST corruption can occur due to various reasons such as corruption in the hard disk where these files are stored, oversized PST files and virus attacks. These corrupted PST files can produce ‘0x800ccc92’ or errors such as ‘the set of folders cannot be opened’, ‘Outlook data file cannot be accessed’. In order to resolve such corruption issues, you can make use of Yodot Outlook PST repair tool.

This software is an excellent choice for repairing PST files as it can repair all types of corruption such as header issues, virus infected files etc. The advantage of using this software is that it repairs your file without affecting any of the original data in it.

About Yodot Outlook PST repair

It is a simple to use tool that can be used by both technical and non-technical users, so you don’t have to worry about using the software or its technicality. All you need to do is download the software. Then let the software automatically find your PST file and click on Repair. That’s it; your PST file will be repaired and saved in a location you specify. Then import the file into Outlook and you have all your Outlook data. It’s that simple to resolve corruption issues in PST files.

We hope one of these solutions help you resolve the ‘0x800ccc92’ error. As a precautionary measure, always have a backup of your PST file to avoid data loss in the event of PST corruption.

How to Repair Hard Drive If Mac Won’t Turn ON

Issues with your hard drive can easily be fixed using the First Aid feature in Disk Utility. This is if your Mac is turning ON and you are able to login to your system without any issues. But what if you’re Mac won’t turn ON? Accessing Disk Utility or other troubleshooting tools may not be so straightforward.

Such booting issues in Mac may occur due to corruption in the file structure, incompatible login items, broken permissions, directory or cache issues etc.

In this article, we’ll teach you how to repair hard drive issues when your Mac won’t turn ON. So read on to learn more.

Solution 1: Access Disk Utility through Recovery Mode

Entering Recovery Mode allows you to access Disk Utility through which you can repair your hard drive. To enter Recovery Mode, follow the steps below.

  1. Restart your Mac and press Command + R keys after the startup chime
  2. Keep pressing the keys until you see the utility screen
  3. In the utility menu, select Disk Utility and choose your Mac’s hard drive
  4. In the First Aid tab, click on Verify Disk to repair your drive

Disk Utility will scan your drive for errors and notify if your disk needs repair. If you receive this message, click on Repair Disk. Disk repair may take a while depending on the size of the drive and on the number of errors. Wait until all the errors are fixed and try to boot into your system normally.

Solution 2: Use Safe Mode

Safe Mode is a type of boot mode in Mac that starts with a limited set of extensions and functionalities. This mode is mainly used to repair startup issues by repairing the directory and clearing cache.

If safe mode works without any issues, try booting your system normally.

  • If are able to boot into your Mac as usual without any issues, there was probably an issue that Safe mode has fixed now.
  • If you are still not able to boot normally, it means that the issue still persists. If this is the case, proceed to the next step.

Solution 3: Run FSCK (Single User mode)

This mode is used to check and repair the consistency of the file system.  It requires that you use the single user mode to perform this operation. To run FSCK, follow the steps below.

  1. Restart your Mac and as soon as you hear the startup chime, click on Command + S until you see a black background with white text
  2. In the command line, type ‘fsck –fy’ and wait for the operation to complete
  3. If you find ‘A file system was modified’ message, run ‘fsck-fy’ again till you see ‘The volume appears to be Ok’ message.
  4. Then type ‘reboot’ to exit Single user mode and boot your Mac in the usual way.

Conclusion

However, if FSCK fails repeatedly and Disk Utility reports errors like ‘Disk Utility can’t repair the disk’, it could be an indication that your hard drive is failing. In such cases, you may want to retrieve all your data as soon as possible and replace the drive. It may not be a good idea to trust your valuable data with this drive.

To retrieve data when your system isn’t booting, you can use data recovery tools such as Yodot hard drive recovery. It is a great choice to recover data from corrupt, damaged or failing hard drives. The software is designed to perform a detailed scan and recover data in perfect condition. Download a free trial and try it today!

Fix: Automatic Repair Couldn’t Repair your PC in Windows 10

‘Startup repair’ is run when your computer fails to boot properly or when you have another startup issues. If the repair is successful, issues are fixed and your computer will boot fine. However, in some cases, if the repair is unsuccessful, you may see an error ‘Automatic repair couldn’t repair your PC’.

Note: If you read the entire error message, you will see a log file to find more details of the error. Please have a look into that file to see if you can identify what is causing the problem, so you can jump directly to the corresponding solution.

Now let us move on to the troubleshooting steps to resolve the error.

Solution 1: Rebuild BCD

  1. In the error message window, click on Advanced Options
  2. Then select Command Prompt (Admin)
  3. Enter your login credentials and in the command prompt, type the following commands and press Enter after each of them.
  • exe /rebuildbcd
  • exe /fixmbr
  • exe /fixboot

‘Rebuildbcd’ is used to recreate the boot sector. ‘Fixmbr’ is used to correct any MBR corruption issues and ‘Fixboot’ is used when the boot sector is damaged. So, these commands help in repairing issues with the boot sector and help you solve the Automatic repair issue. If some of your data is missing due to MBR corruption, it can be recovered using data recovery tools and Yodot hard drive recovery is a great choice. Refer data recovery after MBR corruption for more details.

Solution 2: Run CHKDSK

Corruption in the file structure or bad sectors in the drive can also produce errors during startup. To resolve this problem, while in the command prompt, run CHKDSK to repair such corruption issues.

Please note that you will need to run CHKDSK on all the drives in the hard disk. An example of D drive is shown here.

Type ‘CHKDSK /r d:’ to repair corruption in D: drive and also check for bad sectors.

Once this is done restart your computer to check if the issue is resolved. If not, proceed to the next step.

Solution 3: Delete error causing files

Like said before, open the file indicated in the error message to see more details about the error. In some cases, the details in this file may point you to a file that is causing this issue. Deleting this particular ‘problem causing file’ can resolve the error. For instance, the file in question may be from a third party application or anti-virus etc. But before deleting the file, be 100% sure that the file you are deleting isn’t something important to your system, else you may cause harm.

Solution 4: Disable automatic repair

This is a good solution if you’re stuck in the Automatic repair loop. In order to disable automatic repair, follow the steps below.

  1. Restart your system and keep pressing F11
  2. Select Repair your computer > Troubleshoot > Advanced Options
  3. Then select Command Prompt, type the following command and hit Enter

bcdedit /set recovery-enabled NO

Finally, restart your computer and see if it helps you resolve the error.

Solution 5:  Restore registry

Corrupt Windows registry is also one of the reasons for the ‘Windows repair couldn’t repair your PC’ error. To resolve this error,

  1. Open Command Prompt using the steps in Solution 4
  2. Then type the following commands
  • ‘copy c:\windows\system32\config\RegBack\*’
  • ‘c:\windows\system32\config’
  1. Type ‘All’ if you are asked whether you want to overwrite files and hit Enter
  2. Then restart your computer and check if it resolves the issue

Solution 6: Reset your computer

If none of the above solutions help you resolve the error, Reset your PC to reinstall OS and start fresh.

  1. Restart your system and keep pressing F11
  2. Select Repair your computer > Troubleshoot > Advanced Options
  3. Select Reset This PC

Wait for the computer to finish reinstalling OS and then log in to your system. This may help you resolve the error.

Conclusion

We understand that this error can be frustrating and leave you helpless. So we’ve compiled this comprehensive list of solutions and hope that one of them will help you resolve the error. However, if you are still having trouble, it is best to recover from a non-booting hard drive as it may be risky to use this drive. Once data is recovered, you can examine further for other possibilities.

How to Fix Hard Drive Error Code 0146

In this article, we discuss a hard drive error ‘0146’ that occurs when your hard drive has issues. Normally it starts with an error message ‘A disk read error occurred; press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart’. Later when you try some troubleshooting steps or enter F12 or F8, you may see an error code ‘2000-0146’.

The factors responsible for this error are disk errors, driver issues, incorrect BIOS settings, virus or malware attacks etc. Now let us see how to resolve this issue using some simple techniques.

Solution 1: Run antivirus

It is possible that a virus or a malware is causing the error ‘2000-0146’. To rule out this possibility, use a reliable anti-virus and run a full system scan on your system.

Once the scan is complete, remove all viruses or malware and this should help you resolve the error.

Solution 2: Run System File Check

System File Checker is a great program to fix corruption in system files. To run this tool, follow the steps below.

  1. Click on Windows + X to open the power menu
  2. Then select Command Prompt from the menu
  3. In the command prompt, type ‘SFC /Scannow’ to run the scan

Once the scan is complete, all corrupted system files will be restored and this should help you fix the issue.

Solution 3: Clean up your disk

Running Disk Cleanup is a good way to clean up unnecessary system files, temporary files, downloaded program files and other unwanted files from your drive. In order to run Disk Cleanup, follow the steps below.

  1. Click on Start and type Disk Cleanup in the search bar
  2. Click on Disk Cleanup and wait until it scans your drive
  3. Select the files you wish to delete and click Ok

Solution 4: Set BIOS settings to default

BIOS default settings may have changed due to various reasons as a result of which you may be receiving this error. In such cases, you can reset BIOS settings back to default to resolve the error. To do so,

  • Restart your system and press F2 or F8 or any key depending on your computer’s manufacturer to enter BIOS
  • Use the arrow keys to scroll to ‘Setup Defaults’ and select it. Please note this term may be slightly different like ‘Reset to default’ or similar.

Once again restart your system and check if the error is resolved. If not, proceed to the next step.

Solution 5: Boot into Safe Mode

Before performing this step, make sure you remove all external devices such as printers, modem etc. Then follow the steps below.

  1. Restart your computer and press the F8 key
  2. Then select ‘Safe Mode with Networking’ after the Windows logo appears
  3. Then click on Windows and R keys to open Run dialogue
  4. Type ‘msconfig’ and click Enter
  5. Click on the General tab in the System Utility window and click on Selective Startup
  6. Under Selective startup, uncheck ‘Load startup items
  7. Then go to the Services tab, check the box next to ‘Hide all Microsoft Services’ and click Disable All

Solution 6: Replace your hard drive

If none of the above methods help you resolve the error, chances are your hard drive is failing due to which an error is being produced. In that case, it is a wise idea to recover all data from the hard drive and replace it ASAP.

However, if the drive is corrupted or damaged, you may have trouble accessing data on the drive. In that case, use Yodot to recover data from damaged hard drive and make a backup. Then replace the drive and you should be good!

Solve – Cannot Display the Folder Outlook Cannot Access the Specified Folder Location

 

This article discusses an error that occurs when you try to open folders in Outlook. The error message reads ‘Cannot display the folder. Microsoft Outlook cannot access the specified folder location’.

Encountering this error can be frustrating because you won’t be able to open folders you need and you won’t be able to continue working with Outlook. So, without further ado, let’s dive right into the solutions to resolve this error.

Solution 1: Open Outlook in Safe Mode

  1. Press Windows + R keys to open Run dialogue
  2. Type exe /safe and click Ok

Safe Mode will start Outlook with a minimal set of features and without any add-ins. If Outlook starts normally in Safe Mode, it indicates that your Outlook is Ok, but the trouble may be due to add-ins.

To further examine the problem and identify which is the add-in causing trouble, start Outlook in normal mode and disable add-ins one at a time. To do so,

  1. Open Outlook and click on File > Options
  2. Select Add-ins > COM Add-ins and click Go

Select an add-in from the list and click Remove. Restart Outlook and repeat these steps for all the add-ins in the list until you have tracked down the trouble causing add-in.

Solution 2: Repair data files in Outlook

If the first method doesn’t help resolve the issue, let’s check if corrupt PST files are causing issues. A PST file is a data file in Outlook that stores all your data such as emails, contacts, appointments, calendars etc in your computer.

Corruption in these files may cause Outlook to behave abnormally leading to errors such as the one described in this article. To resolve such issues, you can make use of Yodot Outlook repair software. This is a dedicated tool for PST repair that can solve all kinds of corruption issues in PST files. Whether corruption is due to PST file size, due to virus infection or due to any other reason; they can all be fixed using the tool.

Yodot PST repair can also be used to fix issues such as ‘errors have been detected in the PST file’, ‘the set of folders cannot be opened’ to name a few.

Solution 3: Create a new Outlook profile

If none of the above solutions help you resolve the error, you can create a new profile for use with Outlook. To create a new profile, follow the steps below.

  1. Click on the Start button and type Control Panel
  2. Open the Control Panel and search for Mail
  3. Open Mail and in the setup dialogue that appears, click on Show Profiles
  4. Then click on Add and assign a name for the profile. Then follow the instructions to finish setting up the profile.

Once you have a new profile set up, delete the old profile by following the steps below.

  1. Follow the same steps as above and open Mail in Control Panel
  2. In the dialogue that appears, click on Show Profiles
  3. Choose the profile you wish to remove and click on Remove

Now you will have a new profile set up and this is known to resolve the issue in many cases. We hope one of the solutions worked for you and you are able to resume normal operations with Outlook!

How to Backup Files from Dead Windows Computer

Imagine trying to turn ON your computer one day only to find that it’s not booting. It’s probably going to scare the hell out of you, but the situation can be better if you have a backup of important files. But what if you don’t? Let’s look at what are your recovery options in case you don’t have a backup and your system doesn’t boot.

Solution 1: Boot from Windows installation disk

This method doesn’t work if your hard drive is actually dead. But if it’s the Windows installation that is damaged and you’re mistaking it for a dead hard drive, this method can be useful.

  1. Get yourself a Windows installation disk and insert it into the system that’s dead
  2. Boot from the installation disc and click on Repair your computer
  3. Click on Troubleshoot > Command Prompt
  4. Type ‘notepad.exe’ in the command prompt
  5. In the notepad, click on File > Open
  6. This will open a File Explorer that you can use to locate files and folders. Copy important ones into an external hard drive or a USB.

Solution 2: Connect the hard drive to a healthy PC and backup files

If your computer is dead and you were not able to recover files using the Windows installation disc, there could be a problem with other hardware on your computer. But there are chances your hard disk is just fine. So, go ahead, remove the hard drive from the non-booting computer, connect it to a healthy PC and you may be able to get files off the drive.

Removing the hard drive is a simple process but it is a good idea to proceed only if you’re familiar with working with the components of a PC. So, once you remove the hard drive, connect it to a working PC and use a data recovery tool such as Yodot hard drive recovery.

It is a great tool that can recover all your data and partitions with the original structure and format. Your drive is scanned sector by sector; to make sure no data is left out from the scanning process.

In addition, Yodot Software can also be used in a variety of other situations such as to recover data from dead internal hard drive, after OS reinstallation or after a factory reset.

Using Yodot Software is really simple. Just perform a few clicks and the software will take care of recovering all data for you. What’s more is that there are some useful features like Sort and Find using which you can sort or find specific items in the recovered data making it easier to find files you want. 

Precautions

You can never predict when your computer can die or when your hard disk can get damaged, but what you can do is reduce the impact it has on you by keeping a backup of all data. If you have a backup, all you have to do is set up a new computer and import the files back. That’s it and you should be able to resume your work and life again.

Fix “Fatal Error 80040900” in MS Outlook While Using ScanPST.exe

There is indeed no doubt that Microsoft Outlook is the most widely used email application today. The ability to integrate different email accounts, offline access to emails and other advantages has made the application very popular.

Despite the advantages, Outlook users do encounter some problems every now and then. In this article, we discuss an error that comes up when repairing your PST file using Scanpst repair tool.

Sounds to jargon? Don’t worry, we’ll begin the article by explaining what a PST file is and proceed from there.

About PST files

A PST file is a data file in Outlook that stores all data such as emails, contacts, calendars etc. This file basically stores all the information available on the server and is mainly useful when you want to access Outlook without internet.

These files are like any other file on your computer and can get corrupt at times. Bad sectors in the area where these PST files are stored, hardware malfunction or when the file exceeds a certain limit are all possible reasons for corruption.

If PST files get corrupt, your Outlook can behave abnormally. You may find your Outlook slow down or you’ll find it freezing too often. You may also have difficulty sending or receiving emails. These are not an exhaustive list per se, but they are some of the most common symptoms of PST corruption.

Repair PST files

In order to repair corruption in PST files, there is a built-in tool called Scanpst.exe that Microsoft provides. This repair tool is already present in your system and installed as part of your Outlook. It is a fairly simple and effective tool that can be used to repair PST files.

Limitations of Scanpst repair tool

However, it is important to understand that Scanpst.exe, although free and useful, can only repair minor corruption issues. Secondly, it can work only with moderately sized PST files.

So, when users attempt to repair large PST files using Scanpst, it may hang or produce errors such as ‘Fatal error 80040900’. To solve this error and repair PST files, we suggest you make use of specialized tools such as Yodot Outlook PST repair software.

It is a great tool that can fix all kinds of corruption issues with your PST files. It can comfortably work with large sized thus overcoming the limitations of Scanpst. It can also be used to repair Outlook error 0x800ccc92.

What’s more about Yodot Outlook Repair?

What’s more is that repairing the PST file with Yodot keeps your original file safe; meaning the software works in a read only fashion. So, data is extracted from your PST file and issues are fixed. Then a brand new PST is generated, thus your original file is kept safe during and after the repair process.

Using the software is also really simple, just download Yodot Outlook Repair PST on your system and install it. Then open the application and select your PST file to repair. That’s all you need to do, the software will take care of repairing the file for you. Then, you have a repaired PST file with all Outlook attributes. Isn’t that great? Try for yourself. Download a trial version and repair your PST file for free!

Solved – ‘Unable to display images’ Error in Sony Camera

Consider a situation where you are trying to view images on your Sony camera. Some pictures open just fine while some others throw an error ‘Unable to display images’ when you click on them.

If you are someone facing this kind of situation, this article will help you as we provide some helpful solutions to resolve the error.

Reasons for the error ‘Unable to display images’ in Sony camera

Listed below are some of the possible reasons for the error and some measures you can take to avoid such errors in future.

  • Corruption in memory card

Corruption in the memory card can happen due to various reasons such as yanking out the camera or the device which contains SD card from your computer without using safely remove hardware. Along with this, there are also other reasons for corruption such as connecting your SD card to a virus infected system or using the same SD card on multiple cameras or devices.

  • Physical damage to the camera or memory card

This is pretty self-explanatory, but generally dropping or shaking the camera can sometimes cause physical damage to the device. As a result, you may encounter errors.

  • Dealing with images taken on a different camera 

Like said before, this error is produced when you are trying to view images. So, if the images you are trying to view are taken on another camera or edited on a computer, they may not behave very well with your current Sony camera as a result of which you may be receiving errors. In this case, try copying them to your computer and use the images.

How to resolve the error ‘Unable to display images’ in Sony cameras?

Now that you have a fair idea of the possible reasons for the error, let us move on to the solution part, which is to format your SD card.

But before you format, make sure you have a backup of the photos and verify that they are accessible. If not, you can use recovery tools such as Yodot Software and recover those images prior to formatting. Yodot is an excellent data recovery program to recover images from your SD cards and help you resolve errors such as ‘Unable to display images’, ‘unable to read memory card, please reinsert it’ etc.

Once you have the images you need, proceed with formatting your card to resolve the error. The following steps explain the formatting process on Sony cameras.

Note: Please note that the steps may vary depending on the model of your camera. 

  1. Click on the Menu button and select Setup
  2. Then select Format to format the card
  3. You will be warned that all data will be deleted if you format the card. Click on Yes to proceed with formatting. Once the process is done, you will have a newly initialized card, hopefully with the error resolved.

Formatting the card will resolve the error in most cases except when the card is physically damaged in which case you may have to replace the card. But as they say, precaution is always better than cure, so always be careful while handling cameras or other devices in which your SD card is stored. Also, make sure you format the SD card only in the camera you are going to use it with and not on the computer. This is because each camera handles file systems differently and you don’t want to mess with it. These simple measures can help you avoid errors and keep your photos safe.

How to Check SMART Status on Mac

The SMART test is a test conducted on hard drives to determine its health. The SMART test report indicates whether the hard drive is in good working condition or if there is a problem. If the test indicates a problem, users can take preventive action such as recover data before the hard drive fails.

How to check SMART status?

Luckily, Mac users can easily check the SMART status using a program called Disk Utility. To do so,

  1. Go to the dock and click on Applications > Utilities
  2. Select Disk Utility from the utility menu and click on the hard disk to be checked (Here, be sure to select the hard disk and not the partition)
  3. In the disk information window, look for SMART The messages indicated on SMART status tell you the status of your hard disk. If the SMART status indicates
  • Verified: Your drive is Ok
  • Failing: This indicates a problem with your hard drive and that it is about to fail. If you see this message, you should make a backup of the drive and be prepared.
  • Fatal error: This indicates that your hard drive is experiencing a fatal error and needs immediate action. In this case, backup whatever data you can and replace your disk immediately. You can no longer trust your data with this hard disk.

The hard drive is behaving strange but SMART status shows no errors

In some cases, you may experience issues with your hard drive but the SMART status does not display errors. These situations are normal as issues that can be repaired using Disk Utility do not generally show up as SMART errors.

Such errors can usually be repaired using Disk Utility’s Repair Disk feature or using Recovery Mode.

What if my drive doesn’t show up in Disk Utility?

There are chances that your drive doesn’t show up in Disk Utility and you may be unable to perform a SMART check in that case. This may happen due to a loose connection internally or if the drive has failed or is experiencing a major problem. If you have very important data on the drive, it is best to recover it ASAP.

Keep your data safe

It is great if you’re keeping a tab of your drive’s health by running SMART checks and other disk repair tools once in a while. If not, it is impossible to predict when your hard drive may fail and when you may lose data.

In order to avoid such data loss situations, it is wise to make regular backups of your data. Doing so will save you even in situations of hard disk failure. If you are a Mac user, Time Machine is a great backup strategy you can rely on.

But if you are someone who is experiencing data loss and looking for recovery options, use Yodot Software. It provides a comprehensive recovery solution for all kinds of data loss situations. Refer recover data from corrupt hard drives for details on the recovery process. Download a trial version of Yodot and try for free!