You are back from a vacation with loads of memories and pictures on your camera. Now, you try to view pictures and all of a sudden, you get the most dreaded message ‘This SD card cannot be used’. You feel awful and wish you had transferred pictures to your computer immediately. Now you’re worried if you are ever going to get those pictures back.

Yes, absolutely! You can get all the photos back! Such things happen in the real world no matter how careful you are. First of all, before you assume the worst, confirm if the card is properly inserted. Remove the card from your camera and re-insert it. Some cameras produce a click sound when the card is inserted. Once the card is properly inserted, check if the error shows up again.

If it does, it is a good idea to extract data and format your card.

Extract data from the card

If your card shows an error ‘This SD card cannot be used’, it is likely that the data is inaccessible. You will need professional data recovery tools for this purpose. Remo Recover is a great tool to recover data in such situations. It can also be used with corrupt, inaccessible cards or in situations when SD card shows empty.

The software works on a read-only mechanism; hence the original files are not damaged during the recovery process.

In addition to recovering files from memory cards, it can also be used with internal and external hard drives and USBs. All file systems such as FAT 16, FAT 32, NTFS etc. are supported.

It supports all versions of Windows including the latest Windows 10. A variant of the software is also available for Mac users.

How to recover data from SD cards?

Remo Recover is a simple to use tool with a user-friendly interface. Your data can be recovered in only a few steps. To begin with, download and install the software on your system. Then connect SD card to your system using a card reader and follow the steps below.

Step 1: Run the application and select Recover Drives from the main screen

Step 2: Then select Partition Recovery in the next step

Step 3: Select your SD card and then select the partition you wish to recover

Step 5: Once you select Scan, the software scans the partition and lists recovered files

Step 6: You can preview the files and save them to the desired location.

Now, that you have safely recovered data, format your card using the steps below and check if it resolves the error.

Format your card

  1. Connect the SD card to your system and click on Windows + X to open File Explorer
  2. Then locate the SD card and right click on it
  3. Click on Format
  4. Select a suitable file system, assign a name and click on Quick Format
  5. A prompt will appear warning you that all data on your disk will be erased. Click Ok to proceed with formatting.
  6. Once the format completes, your device should be ready to use