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Recovery of a corrupted Micro SD card

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  1. j2onnie

    j2onnie Thread Starter

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    Hello TSG

    Here is a frustrating problem:

    My micro sd card, 16gb, suddenly got unreadable. Im told that the card is empty and is prompted to format it whenever i plug it into a device, whether its a phone or a computer.

    I ran "/chkdsk" in cmd, and it told me that the format was RAW.

    It couldnt fix it, so i tried 2 recorvery programs: "EaseUS Data Recovery" and "iCare Recovery".

    Used the "deep scan" and "lost petition" functions in both programs - but it showed 0 files every time.

    Someone told me to do a quick format, and then try again to recover, but it wont even format the damn thing. It just prepares to format for a little, then informs me that it cant format it.


    Please help a poor tool here.
    I promise i will make back-ups more frequently.

    Thanks in advance
    - j2onnie


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  2. valis

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    Howdy and welcome. I've edited your post for vulgarity, may want to re-read the rules page at https://forums.techguy.org/link-forums/rules.103. Please remember this is a family oriented site.

    As for the card, you can give Recuva a shot, but if the other two programs didn't find anything, it is highly possible that the data is gone. Unfortunately, this is generally what it takes get people to realize that 'data you don't need/want is data that isn't backed up.'

    Heck, happened to me once. And just the once.
     
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    j2onnie Thread Starter

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    Aint happening... you hear about people recovering all kinds of data from damaged, corrupted or wiped disks/cards - guess sd cards are impossible.

    So, is it also impossible to format, or will i have to toss the damn thing and buy a new?

    - j2onnie
     
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    You can try to format it in Disk Management but if it doesn't work it's probably not fixable.
     
  6. j2onnie

    j2onnie Thread Starter

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    Thanks, but thats not the answer i am looking for, does anybody else have something?

    - j2onnie
     
  7. valis

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    what happened with Recuva?
     
  8. j2onnie

    j2onnie Thread Starter

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    Nothing, said it couldnt find anything on the card

    Sendt fra min GT-I9195I med Tapatalk
     
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    I would say that data is gone.
     
  10. DavisMcCarn

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    SD Cards are not impossible; but, they can be difficult.....
    Try Photo Rescue. It has a free trial which can then be registered if it finds anything and looks for pictures in a completely different way:
    http://www.datarescue.com/photorescue/v3/index.htm
     
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