November 24th, 2013, 07:35 PM
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Fayetteville, NC, USA
Device(s): Note3 stock (so far)
been replaced. Working great so far.
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Connect the card to a computer. (Spend the $3 if you need an adapter.) Download PhotoRec - CGSecurity
If anyone charged $100 for this program, they'd get buyers, but it's free. If the files still exist on the card, this program will find them.
Assuming the card's partitions got messed up as well, download Test Disk (same site, also free). It can recover deleted partitions. Then you recover deleted files on those partitions with PhotoRec.
Your only problems are 1) The card is actually bad and there's no way to recover anything from it. (San Disk will usually replace the card, but that's only small consolation.) or 2) The files got overwritten and you'll only be able to recover parts of the files.
Oh, BTW, you have to burn PhotoRec to a CD and boot the computer with the CD. Then you have to be VERY patient. Did I mention that it will recover EVERY recoverable file on the card? That takes a very long time. Set it running, go to sleep, wake up, go to work ... and hope it's done by the time you get home.