Troubleshoot Error This Memory Card Cannot Be Used and Recover Data

“Got "This memory card cannot be used. Card may be damaged. Insert another card." error when I tried to access my memory card on the computer. The memory card was working just fine yesterday, but now my computer unable to recognize the card and continuously showing up the error. I don’t have any clue what’s wrong with my memory card as I always kept inside my camera and removed only when I needed to transfer photos to the computer. I don’t want to lose any pics from it. Could you please suggest me how can I access my memory card?”

Well! other than above scenario, we found many people mentioning and looking for a solution to solve this error on the web. So, we have given here few tips which may come to your use to get rid of this error.

Fixes to Solve This Memory Card Cannot Be Used Error: -

First of all, safely remove the card from the computer using proper steps and insert it back into your computer. If still “This memory card cannot be used” error pops up, then insert the memory card showing error on another computer. In case, it keeps on showing the same error even on another computer, then put it back to camera and format it. This may solve the problem, but at the same time, you will lose whatever files stored on that memory card.

File Recovery from Memory Card after/before Fixing This Memory Card Cannot Be Used Issue: -

In that situation, use SFWare Card Recovery tool and restore all data from formatted memory card. Also, you can use this software to restore data even before formatting the memory card to fix the issue. The tool has built with an advanced algorithm; hence it easily retrieves any types of files from memory card including media files, Office documents, compressed files, etc. Moreover, it helps you in restoring files from various types of memory card, like SD card, CF card, XD card, and many more. Not just various types of memory cards, it also supports file recovery from various popular brands of memory card, such as Kingston, Transcend, SanDisk, etc.

Guide on Memory Card Recovery showing This Memory Card Cannot be used Error-

Step 1. Download and install SFWare Card Recovery Software on your computer

Step 2. Connect memory card to the computer where the software has been installed

Step 3. Launch the software and choose “Lost Photo Recovery” option from the main screen

Step 4. The software scans and shows a list of drives, pick the drive representing memory card and click on Next button

Step 5. The software will scan and displays recovered files either in Data View or File Type View

Step 6. Preview recovered files and save them on the desired location

What Else Can SFWare Card Recovery Tool Do?

  • Comes handy to recover data from RAW and formatted memory card
  • Helps in restoring files from undetectable and corrupted memory card
  • Enables data recovery from SD card even when you fail to format it
  • Recover files from external hard drive, pen drive, iPod and other storage devices
  • Offers file recovery from FAT, NTFS, and exFAT file systems
  • Provides 24*7 technical assistance

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