Always back up your phone sd card to a a hard drive or cloud storage!
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January 13, 2014 6:29 pm at 6:29 pm #611840
To make a long story short my 32gb sd card that is on my phone went bad. I lost many gigs of important files. I have no way of retrieving them as the phone or pc no longer recognize the card.January 13, 2014 6:59 pm at 6:59 pm #998410☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
It doesn’t recognize the card at all, or just the files?January 13, 2014 7:30 pm at 7:30 pm #998411Little FroggieMember
There is still a chance, I think. If I recall, photo stores may be able to retrieve lost info, to a degree.January 13, 2014 7:36 pm at 7:36 pm #998412notasheepMember
There are specialists who can recall data, even on cards that have corrupted. At least you still have the card. My phone decided to dive into a canal in Venice, so I really had no way of getting my pictures back!January 13, 2014 7:56 pm at 7:56 pm #998413
The phone says it’s blank. Pc doesn’t recognize that the card is there at all.January 13, 2014 8:27 pm at 8:27 pm #998414☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
Does the phone say that any memory is being used up?
The reason I ask is because I once had an SD card from a camera which showed the pictures on the camera, but not on a PC (although the PC did recognize that there was a card and that memory was used, it didn’t recognize the files).
I was able to recover some of the pictures by uploading the folder to Google Drive. If you have an Android, and the phone at least shows the card, you should try to see if it can be uploaded.
Doesn’t sound like it’ll work, though. 🙁
I assume you already tried cleaning the contact point.
There is downloadable software, such as CardRecovery, which is supposed to help, but I’ve never tried it.
Hatzlocha.January 13, 2014 8:59 pm at 8:59 pm #998415January 13, 2014 9:05 pm at 9:05 pm #998416YW Moderator-29 👨💻Moderator
It seems WIY forgot to backup his last post!January 13, 2014 9:11 pm at 9:11 pm #998417🐵 ⌨ GamanitParticipant
Don’t put anything onto the card! It can delete the things that are there that you can’t see. Take it to a professional to try to save the data…January 13, 2014 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm #998418
Im not looking to spend big money to try and retrieve the info. Its just that theres a lot of files that I spent time downloading and getting hold of and I dont even know what I lost…January 13, 2014 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm #998419🐵 ⌨ GamanitParticipant
If you don’t want to spend money, I can give you a few tips that sometimes work, but also sometimes mess up the card. 1) put it into a card reader and into the computer
2)run an anti-virus scan on it
3)enable viewing hidden files/folders
4)enable viewing of system files
if you see anything, copy and paste elsewhere.January 14, 2014 12:00 am at 12:00 am #998420
Thanks for the tips I have already tried with a card reader the pc doesnt register the micro sd.January 14, 2014 12:11 am at 12:11 am #998421👑RebYidd23Participant
What caused this?January 14, 2014 1:06 am at 1:06 am #998422SaysMeMember
a- dont use the card or you reduce the chance of recovery greatly
b- these often can be recovered. Find out how much it costs to professionall recover, it may not be much. I dowloaded a free program once n was able to recover my pics on a corrupted sd card. I cant remember ofhand what program it was, i do remember i first tried recuva(?) and that one didnt work.January 14, 2014 3:20 am at 3:20 am #998423
I don’t know. It could be that I downloaded an unsupported file format but I don’t think that should kill the card.January 14, 2014 3:24 am at 3:24 am #998424
My pc doesn’t recognize card. Iput the microsd into a card reader and the pc won’tpick it up. So notsure whatthe recovery program can do.January 14, 2014 6:45 am at 6:45 am #998425SaysMeMember
wiy- you canJanuary 15, 2014 6:21 pm at 6:21 pm #998426👑RebYidd23Participant
What I mean is Was it caused by physical damage?January 15, 2014 7:28 pm at 7:28 pm #998427
Nope. Sometimes it just happens.
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