How to Restore Unreadable Nikon Coolpix Memory Card?

“Hi, I have Nikon Coolpix S7000. I am experiencing an issue while accessing my SanDisk Ultra memory card. Every time when I insert it to my Nikon camera, I am getting an error message stated “This memory card cannot be used. Card may be damaged; Insert another card”. I have tried multiple memory cards in the same camera and all are working fine. I have also tried to format the card on the camera to check it is locked; but I couldn’t do it and the error is still displaying. Does anyone know what could be wrong with it and how to fix it? I have stored almost 30 GB of vital data on my memory card. So please let me know what can I do to get back my data?”

There might be various known and unknown reasons for a memory card which is not reading on your Nikon Coolpix. It might be because of problem in camera or memory card. Before you concluding that the issue is due to faulty Nikon Coolpix or defective memory card, go through these below mentioned verification and troubleshooting.

1. Check Nikon Coolpix memory card is seated properly: Regardless of what you do, you can’t make your camera to read memory card unless it placed and mounted in camera slot properly

2. Turn camera off then Back On: Turning off the camera and switch it again may sometimes reset the device and results in fixation of the problem

3. Remove Card and Re-insert: It is the easiest and effective solution which you can try when Nikon fails to read your memory card. Turn of the camera, detach the card completely and re-insert it to camera

4. Exhausted Battery: If your Nikon Coolpix won’t read the memory card especially if camera is not used often/recently. Charge or replace the battery. Sometimes if battery doesn’t have adequate existence then also it won’t read the card

5. Plug-in card into other camera or device: The trouble-free method to conclude whether the problem is with your camera or with your card is to connect the card with other camera or device which is proficient to read the memory card. Through this you can find the issue is due to Nikon Coolpix or due the faulty memory card

6. Check pins and contacts: After completion of above step you can conclude that your card is having problem, if it is not working in other devices also. To ensure the card is not damaged physically examine its pins for bents and contacts for any scratches. If you come across a bent pin, bend it back carefully to its original point

Then connect the card to your computer through USB port or using card reader and see the system can detect it. No issue if you can’t open or access the memory card, even your computer is recognizing it. Since Yodot Photo Recovery application efficiently restores entire data present on your memory card with great ease.

Astute tool to restore unreadable Nikon Coolpix memory card:

Yodot Photo Recovery tool is the perceptive choice when memory card not detected in camera, since it helps you to retrieve data from your unreadable Nikon coolpix memory card without spending your much effort as well as time. It can effectively recovers files like pictures, videos, music files and other media file formats from your memory card which fails to recognize by your Nikon Coolpix handy cam. Foremost benefit of using this application is that, it will scan and successfully restores entire data present on memory card within a short duration of time. You can take aid of this utility in recovering files from memory card even if it is infected with virus or it is corrupted due to numerous reasons. You can recover all file types including images, RAW images, Word documents, PDFs and more of several formats. You can also preview restored data from memory card before saving them. Other than memory card, this tool can be used to get back data from internal hard drives, iPods, USB drives, portable hard drives and other storage devices on computer running with Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP, Vista, Server 2003 and 2008 operating systems.

In case if you want to recover photos from Nikon Coolpix on Mac you can take assistance of Yodot by utilizing Yodot Mac Photo Recovery program and restore your precious pictures from Nikon Coolpix memory card on Mac computers.

Steps to retrieve data from unrecognized Nikon Coolpix memory card:

  • Connect unreadable Nikon Coolpix memory card to your computer
  • Get Yodot Photo Recovery software and install
  • Go for Lost Photo Recovery option
  • Pick connected memory card from displayed list of drives and partitions
  • Click on Skip button to restore entire data from card
  • View retrieved files using either “Data View” or “File Type View”
  • Preview media files prior to save
  • Specify destination to save recovered files


  • Avoid contact of memory card from water and protect it from high temperature; to prevent physical damage
  • Keep backup copy of your vital data on hard drive as well as on external storage device