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  • #611840
    WIY
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    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.

    #998410
    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    It doesn’t recognize the card at all, or just the files?

    #998411

    There is still a chance, I think. If I recall, photo stores may be able to retrieve lost info, to a degree.

    #998412
    notasheep
    Member

    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!

    #998413
    WIY
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    DY

    The phone says it’s blank. Pc doesn’t recognize that the card is there at all.

    #998414
    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    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.

    #998415
    WIY
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    #998416

    It seems WIY forgot to backup his last post!

    #998417
    🐵 ⌨ Gamanit
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    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…

    #998418
    WIY
    Member

    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…

    #998419
    🐵 ⌨ Gamanit
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    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.

    #998420
    WIY
    Member

    Gamanit

    Thanks for the tips I have already tried with a card reader the pc doesnt register the micro sd.

    #998421
    👑RebYidd23
    Participant

    What caused this?

    #998422
    SaysMe
    Member

    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.

    #998423
    WIY
    Member

    Rebyid

    I don’t know. It could be that I downloaded an unsupported file format but I don’t think that should kill the card.

    #998424
    WIY
    Member

    sme

    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.

    #998425
    SaysMe
    Member

    wiy- you can

    #998426
    👑RebYidd23
    Participant

    What I mean is Was it caused by physical damage?

    #998427
    WIY
    Member

    ry

    Nope. Sometimes it just happens.

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