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What does "memory card corrupted" mean for an SD card?

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A "corrupted memory card" prompt means that the SD card is either non-readable or the data therein is corrupted, causing improper device operation. The causes for this are, but are not limited to, the following: errors in data reading and writing, malicious files, user-fault, external damage or factory defects.

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The best method of recovering the lost data is to use an SD card recovery utility software, many of which are free and easy to use. Once a user has determined it is corrupted, he should cease use immediately and either purchase or download a free utility, use it to search for the corrupted or missing files, then restore them.

Memory card owners should keep in mind that some programs have a limited range of file types they can recover or can only restore recently deleted data. If users run into such issues, they should try using another utility.

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