Today we will talk about an issue that SD card shows 0 byte in the computer. If you meet up with this error, you can refer to this article for 6 effective solutions.
The error we discuss today can occur in many cases. And many factors can trigger such kind of error as well. When you insert the SD card and find it shows 0 byte, don’t be panic, you can have a look at this article which will provide 6 powerful methods for you.
1 Connect with other computer
To start with, if you come across this error in computer, then you can try inserting this SD card into another computer to see if the error is still there. And it’s recommended to insert the SD card to a familiar computer. Then you can make sure where the problem is located.
2 Change card readers
If another computer still shows the error, then you can change the card reader to have a try. Sometimes, old reader or corrupt reader could influence the connection between the SD card and computer as well. Besides, to check whether the reader is the criminal, you can insert another normal SD card to see if the connection is in a normal manner.
3 Install anti-virus software
Virus can cause plenty of annoying problems including this one. If you haven’t installed a powerful anti-virus program or you haven’t updated the program for a long time, then you’d better go ahead to verify if there are any virus-attacks.
4 Run cmd to show hidden files
In some cases, if the data in the SD card is in a hidden status, then you won’t see your data absolutely. Thus in this situation, you can make use of cmd to show all the hidden files. Please follow steps below.
- At first go to “Start” menu and type “cmd” in the search box.
- Then click the shown up tool to run the program.
- At last, type “attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.*” in the new interface and press “Enter”.
5 Check the hard drive
If above means are not help, then it’s time to use the inbuilt application in Windows called “chkdsk”. You can find it by typing “chkdsk” in the search box in the start menu. And follow its easy tips to check the SD card. If there are any issues on the SD card, the built-in tool will attempt recovery automatically.
6 Format SD card
In this step, you have no choice but to format the SD card to have a try. And before the format, you should make sure you have backed up all the vital data in this SD card. Otherwise, after the format, you will lose all your data in the card or could only restore corrupt data like corrupt Outlook data file.
Allissa Shen is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including corrupted mdf and word recovery software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com