Data Recovery

How to Recover Data from SD Card Stops Working?

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2021-09-14 / Update for  Data Recovery

"Hello. My Sumsung galaxy 5 stopped seeing SD card suddenly. I've tried it in my phone and in adapters on my computer, but it does not show up. I stored 4-7 month of photos that I forgot to back up. Does anyone have ideas to recover lost data after SD card suddenly stopped work?"
- Lina

That SD card stops working or can't be recognized by your phone or computer can be a disaster for those who has significant files stored in it. If you have been there before, this guide will show you detailed steps on how to recover data from SD card that stops working. Let's get started!

Part 1: Why Does Your SD Card Stopp Working?

  • Phone won't read SD card
  • SD card can't be readable
  • SD card stopped being recognized

Those three major reasons cause unreadable SD card, inevitably. For most of users, the most important is to get data back instantly avoiding unnecessary data loss. Apart from inner memory of phone, Internal SD card works a lot to store precious files including photos, videos, contacts, etc. As long as micro SD card is not physically damaged, you can retrieve data from it when micro sd card doesn't work or cannot be read somehow. Tenorshare 4DDiG for Windows Data Recovery is a professional sd card recovery tool to help you get out of trouble. Click download button below and have a try on it.

Part 2: How to Recover Files from SD Card That Has Stopped Working?

4DDiG for Windows Data Recovery allows you restore lost or deleted files from PC, hard drive, USB drive, SD/memory card, as well as digital cameras when your stuff stops working. Before your recovery, please make sure you have downloaded and installed it on your computer. Then get back your data at once as follows.

Step 1. After you download and install Tenorshare 4DDiG on your computer, run the program and connect the SD card to PC. 4DDiG should detect your card instantly so that you can select it and then click Scan to proceed.

restore data from sd card

Step 2. 4DDiG will then do an all-around scanning on the select card to find lost data. After the scanning, you can choose files to preview before data recovery.

Tips: When your lost files can't be found or read properly, click Deep Scan that further scan data sector by sector.
preview deleted photos

Step 3. Finally, you can choose target files and then click Recover to save them to a safe location.

recover deleted photos from SD card


With Tenorshare 4DDiG Data Recovery tool, lost files such as photos, videos, contacts, documents and so on can be recovered easily. Obviously you needn't worry your SD card can't be recognized, read, or detected any more. If you have any question, please leave it in the comment section.