How to Get Files When “Invalid SD Card Erase Card Data” Error Shows Up?

“Hi, I have been using my CPAP machine without trouble from last 4 years. But since 2 days I am unable to use it easily. The issue rose when I put my SD card in the machine. I got an error that states, “Invalid SD card erase data?” with Yes and No options. I clicked “No” and the machine halted. So I removed the card then machine worked fine. I want to use the machine along with the card because I need to monitor my data. But I am worried that if I erase SD card, I will lose my historical data. Is there any way to get back recorded data from SD card?”

SD card is ahead in practice in almost all domains due to its multipurpose use. It plays great role along with mobile phones, cameras, camcorders, medical devices, game controllers, laptops etc. Yet, user may come across several sorts of problems while using SD cards like blank SD card, files stored on SD memory card are missing, SD card not detecting, and now SD card is invalid!!

So you must know the causes for SD card problems and errors, if you are a frequent SD card user. Here are few reasons behind SD card issues.

  • Removing card without turning off device
  • Using SD on unsafe gadgets
  • SD card File System or File Corruption
  • Presence of bad blocks on card
  • Failure of Read or Write mechanism
  • Using card when device power is dying
  • Interrupting Read or Write process
  • Inappropriate way of formatting

Apart from above listed causes there are other possible things like physical damage, issue in card contacts etc. which are responsible for various card errors and glitches. Also there available numerous methods to fix SD card issues. But it is recommended to backup entire data from SD card before you get into any repair process.

It is not possible to copy contents from SD card directly when it is showing SD card is invalid error. So you must know the best way to backup data from media cards when they are screening error.

How to recover data from SD card showing invalid SD error?

  • Click Download Now key and get Yodot Photo Recovery tool
  • Install the software completely and run it
  • Select Lost Photo Recovery option
  • From list pick the card screening invalid SD card error
  • Click on Mark All or Skip
  • View SD card files in File Type View or Data View
  • Choose required files and Save them on safe place

Now your SD card files are safe and secure. So try below troubleshooting to fix the error SD card is invalid.

1. Employ Chkdsk

  • Using card reader connect SD card to computer
  • Go to Start and type CMD
  • Type chkdsk n: /f (n is drive letter of SD card)
  • Attach card to device and check it works

2. Windows Explorer

  • Go to My Computer
  • Select your SD card from Devices with Removable Storage tab
  • Right click and select Format option
  • Choose FAT32 as File System
  • Hit Start button

3. Disk Management

  • Go to Start and type compmgmt.msc
  • Computer Management screen will pop-up
  • In Storage tab, click on Disk Management
  • Pick the drive that symbolizes your SD card
  • Right click on it and choose Format
  • Choose FAT32 as File System

Why Yodot to retrieve invalid SD card files?

Yodot Photo Recovery tool is an upshot created by combining strong as well as intelligent algorithms. The most interesting feature of the program is that it restores your data without affecting the storage space and its internal structure. Along with retrieving files and folders from SD card showing various errors, the software is capable of restoring accidentally formatted SD card data. Not only SD card but the utility also recovers media files from all types of media (memory) card, hard disk (both internal and external), USB, Pen Drive etc. The handy interface of the application helps user to easily accomplish recovery process without any complications. The program runs efficiently on all editions of Windows operating system. Even Mac user can employ the software using OS X accessible version of it. Additionally this software will be handy, when users are finding ways to recover blank SD card or unsupported file system error, resolve bad SD card or inaccessible card error and many other similar errors.

Tips to handle SD card:

  • Use card reader to transfer data from SD cards
  • Never remove the card when it is in use

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