How to Fix if Your S8 SD Card is Corrupted?

If you are Samsung Galaxy 8 users, you may have or hear complaints about poor performance of its SD Card, such as issues of unreadable, being unrecognized, stored files are corrupted for no reason…, like many other S8 users trying to find solutions on Samsung forum:

Having exactly the same problem. SO card all of a sudden went corrupt. Formatting doesn’t help.—userGlxEAcSuL7

Exactly the same issue on s8+, photos appear as blanks then several seconds later reapparears as thumbnails, music suddenly stops – have to manually restart.—userf9MplVzlnQ

Therefore, to fix a corrupted S8 SD card, we here offer following solutions proved to be feasible under certain situations:

Fix 1. Take out the SD Card and reinsert.

Fix 2. Clean the metal contacts on the SD Card and reinsert

Fix 3. Insert the SD Card to other phone or computer to check the files are still on the SD Card, if yes, back them up first, then reinsert the SD Card, you can make sure if it is the problem of SD Card or your phone.

If it is the problem of SD Card, try inserting another SD Card.

If it is the problem of your phone, go find a professional for help.

Fix 4. Wipe the cache partition

Step 1: Turn off the phone

Step 2: Hold the “Home” and “Volume up” button in the same time

Step 3. Hold the “Home “ + “Volume up”+ “Power” button in the same time

Step 4. Release “Power” button when the phone vibrates

Step 5. Release the “Volume up” and “Home” button when Android logo appears

Step 6. Navigate with the “Volume down” button to initiate the commands with “Power” button.

Step 7. Tap the Wipe Cache Partition option and press “Power”

Step 8. Tap to choose “Yes” , press “Power” to start the wiping.

Step 9. Restart the phone

Fix When SD Card Files are Corrupted

But if your SD card has been corrupted and you cannot access to the files, can you get files on corrupted sd card back? Yes, of course.

For Windows User

Wise Data Recovery is a free SD card recovery program for Windows PC, it helps to recover deleted, formatted or lost data from external hard drive, memory card, mobile phone and other storage device.

Step 1. Download and install the program on your Window PC.

Step 2. Connect your S8 SD card to the computer with a card reader.

Step 3. Run the program and choose your S8 SD Card for scanning, then click “Scan”.wise-data-recovery-01

Step 4. Select the check box before the items you want to recover. The recoverability indicates the possibility that if you can recover a file.

Step 5. Click “Recover” to find back the files on your corrupted s8 SD Card.wise-data-recovery-03.png

For Mac Users

Cisdem Data Recovery is a dedicated mac program to recover different files from SD card or other storage device, no matter the files are lost due to deletion, formatting, corruption, virus attach or other reason.

Step 1. Download and install Cisdem Data Recovery on your mac.

Step 2. Choose a Recovery mode according to your needs. For corrupted SD card, you can try Basic Recovery Mode to get an efficient/fast recovery, or try Advanced Recovery Mode to find back all corrupted files as many as possible.datarecovery-scr-main-l

Step 3. Choose your S8 SD Card and click “Scan”

Step 4. Preview the files, all the found files will be categorized in different folders, check the box before the items you want to recover from your corrupted sd card.datarecovery-scr-preview-l

Step 5. Click “Recover” to fix your S8 corrupted SD Card.

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