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Old October 11th, 2012, 06:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Guys,
My unrooted Moto Droid X2's SD card shows 1.07 GB in use and 758 MB available on an 8GB card? Where’s the other 6+ Gigs? I should add, the last time I patched into it via USB port on my PC, it didn’t show any of the original files that the phone builds when installing a fresh card, so I had to create my own empty files and put the files in the folders (I named them android, music, apps, ringtones etc., only LOST.DIR existed (it’s 0.00MB)
Can you tell me why 6 gigs of my card is not seen by my phone or when plugged into my PC? Also why the card didn’t automatically build the appropriate files once I installed it?
I doubt it’s corrupt or I probably wouldn’t be able to work with it in windows or use it on my phone. I’m willing to empty it and “reset” or whatever you suggest, I back up all apps and pics to my PC. It's possible I pulled it from my PC without remembering to do a "safely eject". I'll buy a new card if you think it's corrupt, how can you tell?
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Old October 11th, 2012, 06:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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remove the sd card from the handset and format it using windows format tool
see if the computer can see all the space, then place it within your device and see if it works, if it fails to work attempt to use the PHONES format tool.
if that even fails message me and i will assist you in trouble shooting.
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Is it brand new or did have you used it before and had all 8GB available? I'm guessing you bought it on ebay, and you got ripped off paying for an 8GB card but they sent you a 2GB one.
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It sounds like the cards file structure got corrupted. I've had this happen once or twice. Here's what worked for me. Using a Pc, insert the card, open a command window and type or copy and paste the following-

chkdsk /X /F <SD card drive letter>

Don't forget to enter the sd cards drive letter with a colon (no parentheses or arrows)

i.e if my sd card was drive E

chkdsk /X /F E:

This should restore the card, but won't necessarily restore lost data. If this doesn't work, the card might be damaged. Good luck!!!
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You're awesome, thanks, I'll get right on it and hit you back if it doesn't fly.
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Sounds like a good way to rebuild the card, I'll give it a roll if a straight format doesn't do the trick. Thanks so much for such a fast reply, and at 5 AM!
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By the way, as I recall, the last time I formatted an SD card, it asked me if I wanted to do a "quick format" or the long way (which was pretty darn slow as I think about it) Must I use the slow way? Oh, there won't be lost data, I back up all my pics, vids and apps to an external HD, my lappie and my main PC. I don't mess with losing pics of my little boy, can't replace those, or all the apps I've compiled, it would take weeks! You're very kind.
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No my friend, it worked properly when I first installed it, I was moving apps and pics around while hooked to my PC and my PC locked up on me, so I probably "removed" the SD card without being able to "safely eject" and gaarbled the filing system, but thanks. I'm actually an Ebay dealer (Disney collectibles, rare Mickey watches, trains and Monorails) so I know what to buy, and what not to buy on the Bay. Trick on media is you never buy from an international dealer (Japan etc) you only buy from a US dealer, returns are guaranteed, and don't assume it's coming from the US, you have to ask as intl dealers can put their items in the domestic section, make their page look "American" or you'll get an American dealer who drop-ships crap from Japan/Hong Kong.
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