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Damaged SD Card (you maye have to format..)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ACE2012, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. ACE2012

    ACE2012 Lurker
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    Hello guys,

    I wasn't installing, playing or even had the phone active for an a hour - until I heard it ringing with its default ringtone. When I took it I see it wasn't recognizing the card and than famous "Damaged SD Card - you may have to format you card" appeared.

    Before I format it... you have any idea what caused this and are there any chances I can skip format proc. and somehow fix it?

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  2. ayush29k

    ayush29k Android Expert

    Its best to just format it. Could be caused by anything, any corrupt installatiom, card unmounted without clicking unmount or ejected from the pc without hitting safely remove etc.
    You can backup the card contents, but leave the .android_secure folder, its best that its deleted, it contains ur sd card apps and they will be deleted and require reinstallation.
  3. NCC369

    NCC369 Newbie

    First off, simply taking the card out of the phone and putting it back usually fixed it for me (until the next time the error came).


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  4. lgpars

    lgpars Newbie

    I just got this message today about the SD card being damaged and I may need to reformat it. I have the Galaxy Note. I really have not had many problems with the exception of my Kindle app disappearing and once I thought all my music and playlists had disappeared but I rebooted my phone and they showed up. In very simple layman's language can someone tell me how to backup everything on my SD card as ALL my music is on it plus a bunch of my apps. I am not very computer savoy when it comes to dealing with files and these things so I need very simplified instructions. I also need to know how to get my stuff back on the card after I reformat it. I do not really want to reformat if it is not necessary because I have a ton of songs and playlists on it. Also if I back the music up will it save my playlists too or do I have to go through all that again setting them up. Sometimes I wish I had kept my IPhone. Soooo much simpler to work.
  5. Ryuinferno

    Ryuinferno Well-Known Member

    Don't be frightened by the warning message, just reinsert your sdcard and reboot...most of the time is because the card is loose...

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