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How to Repair SanDisk Memory Card with SanDisk Repair Tool

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It is a must to have a memory card, like SanDisk Extreme Pro, for your professional camera. Without it, you can’t save the captured photos and videos. However, it is very likely that you’ll also encounter some problems while using the SanDisk memory card. Instead of looking for a SanDisk repair tool directly, I suggest you analyze the symptoms of your SanDisk memory card and find the right solutions to problems. Here are some of the common symptoms and corresponding solutions, helping they’re helpful.

#1. SanDisk memory card locked or write protected

#2. SanDisk memory card not recognized by the computer

#3. SanDisk memory card keeps asking to format

#4. SanDisk Files become thumbnails

#5. SanDisk memory card data recovery

#1. SanDisk memory card locked or write protected

If you get the message that tells you the SD card lock on your camera, then it will not let you delete or take pictures with the SanDisk memory card, even no data transferring as well. In this case, you need to remove the write protection on SanDisk memory card with CMD.

  • On Windows PC, click the Windows startup button on the bottom left. Next, in the pop-up box, type in CMD and then press the Enter button.
  • In the newly window, type diskpart and press the Enter button.
  • Type list disk and press Enter button.
  • Type select disk * (* represents the number of your write protected SanDisk memory card) and press Enter.
  • Type attributes disk clear readonly and clicks Enter to remove the write protection on the SanDisk memory card.

#2. SanDisk memory card not recognized by the computer

It is a very common issue while you connect the SanDisk memory card with computer, only to find that it can’t be recognized by the computer. To fix it, you can try the following ways:

  • Disconnect and reconnect the USB cable to a computer, making sure the USB digital cable works.
  • Disconnect and restart the computer, resetting the connection.
  • Install available drivers. You can go to the SanDisk official site to check out whether there are some drives available. If there are, please install them on your computer according to your SanDisk models.

#3. SanDisk memory card keeps asking to format

It keeps asking you to format the SanDisk memory card on your camera or on your computer while connected to the computer. To solve the problem, you’d better format the SanDisk memory card as asked. If the message "operation failure" appear during the formatting process, you need to cancel the formatting first. After then, click on the Start Button on your computer > then click My Computer/Computer, and click on the SanDisk memory card. If you can access the SanDisk, then you can format it properly. If the message still appears, it means your card reader or USB does not function properly. Try to use a different USB port on the PC to connect the SanDisk memory card.
SanDisk memory card keeps asking to format

#4. SanDisk Files become thumbnails

Files become thumbnails, you can’t view the real file or the files hidden. You can access photos and videos on your SanDisk memory card on the computer, while you connect it to the computer, all files missing or you can only see the thumbnails. If it happens, it means your SanDisk memory card is infected with the virus. In this case, you need to format the memory card.

#5. SanDisk memory card data recovery

All the above mentioned 4 main SanDisk memory card repair way may cause the data loss. In this case, before you try to repair SanDisk memory card, please backup the data in SanDisk memory card. If you can’t backup it, then you can try iBeesoft Data Recovery to recover the lost or formatted data. iBeesoft Data Recovery is a great Windows and Mac file recovery tool for people to recover lost or deleted data from the computer and external hard drive, like SanDisk memory card. Here are the simple steps:

Step 1. Install iBeesoft Data Recovery

You need to download and install the iBeesoft Data Recovery on your computer to perform SanDisk memory card recovery, either on Mac or Windows PC. It has separate version for Windows PC and Mac. Just click the download button to get the installation package.

Step 2. Connect SanDisk memory card with Computer

Use a card-reader to connect SanDisk memory card with your computer firmly. If connected successfully, the SanDisk memory card will appear like an extra hard drive on your computer.

Step 3. Select File to Recover

All the supported files are listed in the main window after you launch the SanDisk data recovery software. Please uncheck the unwanted file types and click "Start".

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Step 4. Select the SanDisk memory card to scan

In the next windows, you’re supposed to select the SanDisk memory card to scan. If you have connected it successfully with your computer, the software will detect and display it in the window. And then, click "Scan".

Select the SanDisk memory card to scan

Step 5. Select Files to Recover

It only takes a few minutes for the software to scan for the lost or formatted data on SanDisk memory card. After then, you can see all the found files are listed in the result window. You can select the files, preview them and recover files selectively by clicking "Recover".

Select Files to Recover

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