If you are unable to mount your SD card on your computer, you will not be able to access any data from the SD card. Here are the easiest methods to fix the problem and recover your important data from the SD card as quick as possible. Follow the writeup to know what to do when SD card is unmountable or unrecognised by the computer.
When SD card is inserted into the PC, it automatically shows up on your computer. If the SD card doesn’t showup on the PC, it is said to be unrecognised or unmountable. You can try mounting SD card manually by checking the hardware connection with your device and the SD card.
Verify problems with the USB cable if you are accessing SD card from phone:
If all the above mentioned reasons verified are working fine, check if the card is initialised properly. If you encounter SD card not initialized error then, the SD card could be at fault. May be the card is corrupted. If you are wondering how do you get to mount your SD card, do not worry! Here are the easiest fixes to mount the SD card.
Try the below mentioned methods to fix SD card won’t mount problem
If you are trying to mount the SD card on your Android device, go to the Setting menu, click on Storage, then select Format SD card. The message pops up stating your card is available do you want to mount it first. Click on Mount SD card.
If your SD card is severely corrupted and unable to mount on your computer, you can try CHKDSK method to fix the issue. CHKDSK is the command used in command prompt to fix any logical errors in the drive.
chkdsk J: /f /r /x (replace J with the drive letter of your SD card)
The function of chkdsk /f /r /x scans the entire file system fir bad sectors and file system metadata on a disk volume and fix any logical file system errors that it finds.
Sometimes, if the drive letter is not properly assigned, it creates the conflicts between PC and SD card and won’t be mounted on PC.
If you want to format the drive to fix the corruption on the drive, follow the previous first 2 steps, right click on the SD card and select Format. However, make sure you recover your important data before you format the drive. Formatting the drive erases all the data from the drive. you can make use of SFWare SD card recovery software to recover data from the formatted SD card.
SFWare Card Recovery software comes with advanced scanning algorithms that scan the SD card thoroughly to get back erased files. After formatting SD card which fails to mount, you can restore data from it in few steps. The tool recovers data not only from unmountable SD card, but also helps to recover data from memory card showing invalid file system, from RAW, inaccessible, corrupted, or damaged SD card.
Download and install SFWare Card Recovery software on your computer. Connect the SD card to the system, and launch the tool. you can also recover formatted data from SD card using SFWare.
Step 1: From the main screen, choose Recover Drive/Partition option
Step 2: Select Drive/Partition Recovery option from the next window. Select the SD card from the shown list of drives, and hit “Next” button
Step 3: Scanning initiates, after scanning is completed, you can view recoverable files in Data Type view or File View. Preview the recovered files and save them
With the help of the software, you can recover data from SD card showing invalid file system error.
Avoid using a single SD card on multiple devices and always follow the prescribed way of inserting and ejecting of an external drive.
Make sure to run anti-virus software when using SD card on other devices
It is always rewarding to have a backup of your files so that in such circumstances, you can restore them quickly even if you lose your data or face “SD card won’t Mount or Recognized” Error.