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Old November 29th, 2012, 04:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am switching from my GS 2 to the Note 2, in preparation I plugged my GS 2 into my windows 7 laptop to back up my SD card, as I have done before with this and other phones. I had a back up this SD card already and was writing over it. Once done I had lost the last 3 months, some 600+ pictures, and am left with pictures before that time although some are corrupt and wont open. I also had a bunch of files that were just nonsense characters…. Upset and tired I reformatted the card (which I know I should not have done). I don’t know how this happened, all I can think of is this was around the time I upgraded to ICS…. Not sure how that plays into it, but the time frames are right. I cant wrap my mind around how this happened…. It should be like dragging and dropping files from a flash drive, I cant see how it would delete the files off of the SD card if I am just trying to copy them onto my pc.


Tonight I am going to try and recover any files I can off the SD card (not high hopes), delete the corrupt files off my pc, and create new folders with what is left to put on a new SD card for the Note 2.
My questions are:
Has this happened to anyone else?
What could have caused this? So I don’t do it again
If I would have taken the SD card out and put it in a reader would this still have happened?


Thanks for any help available,

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Hi Steve Welcome to the forums.

I'm really not sure what could have gone wrong. I have never done it and have never had a problem, but I have seen other people say to remove your sd card when updating. Like I say, I've never had an issue and haven't seen anyone else have this due to an update. But, who knows?

You might try Recuva to see if you can get your files back. Its supposed to work great.
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Hi Atmazzz, thanks for the welcome J

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4 hours running recovery on the SD card, recovered corrupted picture files of no use L another 4 hours trying to recreate what happened, taking pictures, copying and pasting to pc… SD card only….SD card in phone…. Can’t seem to recreate the problem, which makes me worry even more since I don’t know what I shouldn’t do again. I did wait too long to back up my data, I usually aim for every week, every month max…. just bad luck that the one problem I have had is when it was 3 months worth.
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Its possible it could be the sd card itself.
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thats what i was thinking too, thats why i got a new one for my Note 2... that and the Note 2 can have 64 GB

Off topic question as I am switching devices.... is there a way to install all the apps I had on my GS2 onto my Note 2 without going into my apps in the play store and clicking each one to install?? that will take forever
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Off topic question as I am switching devices.... is there a way to install all the apps I had on my GS2 onto my Note 2 without going into my apps in the play store and clicking each one to install?? that will take forever
You can use an app like App Backup & Restore. It will just backup and restore the app though and not the data like saved games. If you are rooted, you could use Titanium Backup. It will backup app and data.

Doesn't the Note 2 have Jellybean? Some of the apps on your GS2 may not work on your Note 2.
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