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Old November 29th, 2012, 10:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default SD card corrupted, recovered some files - now what?

My Epic froze up on me, (a common occurrence,) and I yanked the battery for thirty seconds, then restarted the phone. I've done this several times, with no ill effects, but for some reason, this time I got a message stating that it couldn't read the card.

I shut down the phone again, (this time normally,) removed the card, put it back in, then restarted the phone - same problem.

Once again, I shut down the phone and removed the card. This time, however, I put it into the computer, to check there. It was definitely corrupted.

I did some research, found a good recovery program, and used it. I was able to get most of my files off the card, but they're no longer nice and neat, in folders.

So now my problem is, I only remember about five folders, and I can't remember the rest. I also can't remember if each app had it's own separate folder on it's own, or if the folders were inside other folders, like the main android one, or something; and until I can figure that out, and rebuild the folders, I can't really put the stuff back on the card.

So, I know this is probably an outrageous request, but if someone could maybe post a screenshot of the way everything is arranged on their SD card, that would give me a starting point. I will be extremely grateful for this, or any other help I can get.

Problem solved, thanks to someone helpful elsewhere - open command prompt on windows, type in chkdsk /X /F [insert drive name the computer gives your SD card here, without brackets] and it should fix things. If it doesn't, then there will be a need to resort to other methods to recover and pull the files off the card, like I /was/ doing this morning. (Which is what led to this post in the first place - Recuva is good at getting the files off, but not so good at maintaining them in their original folders.)

Anyway, from now on, backups!

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Old November 29th, 2012, 11:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Moved into epic 4g forums for proper support

Unfortunately to say I have no knowledge on how to recover files from a corrupt sd card, but I'm sure one of the guys here will be able to help you

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Old November 29th, 2012, 05:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Moved into epic 4g forums for proper support

Unfortunately to say I have no knowledge on how to recover files from a corrupt sd card, but I'm sure one of the guys here will be able to help you

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