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Samsung Galaxy S2 external SD card files

Discussion in 'Android Mobile Devices' started by donny898, Jan 1, 2013.

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  1. donny898

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    External SD card, no files are showing up, under storage SD card not recognised (space unavailable), anyway to retrieve the files?

    Thank you
     
  2. prunejuice

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    What if you pull the card and try it in a computer?
     
  3. donny898

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    I tried via data cable and card reader (error not formatted, Do you want to format it now?), no luck.

    Any other ideas prunejuice?

    Thanks
     
  4. prunejuice

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    I also have a Galaxy S2...I had a 16GB microSD card go bad as well a few months back.
    Unreadable on the phone and any computer as well.


    You can try a few SD card formatting programs.

    You can try this:
    https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_3/


    Ultimately, we realise the importance of backups.
     
  5. donny898

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    Format via mobile or laptop any difference?
     
  6. prunejuice

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    You may have more options on the laptop, but I'd try either.
     
  7. donny898

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    Format via laptop, error windows unable to format.

    Mobile format option greyed out.
     
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    File system FAT or NTFS? Selected FAT.

    Error failed to format the device.
     
  10. prunejuice

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    Sounds like a dead card.

    Maybe professional data recovery services may be in order.
     
  11. donny898

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    Data encryption
    Enter screen lock password to check SD card encryption status, how do I remove this message so it doesn't show up again?
     
  12. prunejuice

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    Is your SD card encrypted?
     
  13. donny898

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    As far as I'm aware no.
     
  14. prunejuice

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    Well, what does the encryption status report when you enter the screen unlock password?
     
  15. donny898

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    Goes to enter pin screen and then the home screen.
     
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