How to Restore Music from Damaged SD Card?

“Hello there, my SD memory card from MP3 player got corrupt due to malware and all music files from the card are gone. How can I get back all my favorite music tracks from this corrupt SD card? Please someone suggest me good recovery method to retrieve songs easily from damaged SD card.”

Who is unaware of the most popular SD flash memory card? It is the main component of many electronic gadgets to save digital data created on those gadgets. SD card is widely in use on digital cameras, handy cams, MP3 players, cellular phones and many more to hoard user data like pictures, songs, videos, etc. While using SD card on music players like MP3 player, users will save many of their favorite tracks in the card. If this SD card gets corrupted, then user will incur huge loss of essential audio files from it.

Major causes for corruption of SD memory card are given here:

  • Usage of same SD card on multiple gadgets will sometimes result in file system error or compatibility error due to which card may get corrupt
  • Interrupted audio files transfer on SD memory card when it is connected to any system can damage the SD card
  • Unorthodox way of removing SD card from system or gadget without ending data read / write process is another human blunder that causes corruption of SD card
  • Entry of malicious malware to SD card when it is connected to a virus infected system or by downloading infected files in to the card will render its damage
  • Making use of newly purchased SD card on gadgets without formatting it, wrongly placing SD card on gadgets and other logical errors can corrupt the card

Corruption of SD flash memory card is the most frustrating situation one can ever imagine. Corrupted SD card will either stop working or shows errors whenever connected to any system. Thus, all music and other files saved in such card will be out of reach. Fortunately, this situation can be resolved easily by restoring music files from corrupted SD card with the help of alternative card recovery program.

Corrupted SD card recovery tool

Photo Recovery is the best card recovery program to bring back inaccessible files from damaged SD card on Windows PC. This utility is made of high-tech algorithms to ease the work of recovering audios like MP3, AMR, AIFF, WAV, MIDI, MPC, WMV and many more file types. It can effectively retrieve photos, videos, RAW images of various file types from any branded SD memory card. This software can recover deleted music files from SD card as well as MicroSD card, SDHC card, SDXC card, CF card, MMC, memory sticks, SM and other flash cards within few steps. It expertly restores media files from other storage devices like system hard disks, portable hard drives, USB pen drives, SSDs, iPods, FireWire drives, etc. without any hassle. This utility can be employed on Windows OS based computers and laptops like Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and 2003. Mac users can employ Yodot Mac Photo Recovery tool to perform the same on Macintosh machines operated with OS X Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard and Leopard versions.

Steps to rescue music from corrupted SD card:

  • Connect your damaged SD card to a Windows computer via card reader
  • Download Yodot Photo Recovery software on that Windows computer
  • After installation; run the program, a main screen gets displayed showing two options
  • Click on ‘Lost Photo Recovery’ option as files have to be recovered from corrupt SD card
  • Then, from the list of drives shown on-screen, choose damaged SD card from which music files have to be rescued
  • Further, select required music file types that you wish to recover else, click on Mark All button and continue further
  • Software performs a quick scan on chosen SD card to restore all the audio tracks
  • Upcoming screen shows all restored files from corrupt SD in Data View / File Type view
  • Preview required media files and save them to target location on host computer hard drive

Points to Note:

  • Do not remove SD card  abruptly during any file transfer process
  • It is advised to create proper backup of music and other data from SD card
  • Equip the system with supreme antivirus tool to treat harmful viruses

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