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  1. pagdodd

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    Since I got my Desire on release day I have recommended it to 5 other people and have even managed to convert some Apple fan boys.

    I love the fact that upgrades are all done for free. Then there is the Google apps such as the excellent Navigation software.

    BUT.....Since my phone corrupted my SD card yesterday I am close to ditching it. I don't care about apps etc... but photos and videos are irreplaceable.

    Thanks to some advice on here I used an undeleter that managed to recover SOME of them.

    That's one thing Apple has over Android. Everything is synced with itunes and one click replaces everything.

    I need to send mine off for repair. (Dust under the screen)

    Once done I am considering selling and changing. If the openness of android means apps etc. can kill SD cards. I am not sure I want to keep it.

    HTC/Android REALLY need to make a decent syncing software that works as well as iTunes for the above reasons.

    If not I might sell it and upgrade to something like the Desire HD (Something with bigger internal storage so you don't have to rely on SD cards)

    RANT OVER! :)
     

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    Glad I could help recovering some of your stuff yesterday! :)
     
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    Yeah, sorry, should have name-checked you ;)
     
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    your phone didnt corrupt your SDCard, your SDCard got corrupted through use, it happens with all storage media including iphone.

    you think itunes fixes this? think again, if there is corruption in the filesystem at the time of synch it will wipe the library from the device completely and not let you resynch back from your computer.

    how old was your SDCARD?
    Im pretty certain there are no apps that can kill an sdcard unless they are specific for formating/wiping
     
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    I can understand your frustration in losing some photos. In future you may want to use Picasa because you can upload your photos to it immediately. I find it best to use the email function to send them to Picasa. Hope you manage to get the rest of your photos back.
     
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    No problem but as Rastaman said, the phone didn't do it; shit happens sometimes. ;)
     
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    Lesson learnt, make regular backups...sucks, though
     
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    Get SyncToy from Microsoft. Dead easy to set up, then one click and everything is backed up.
     
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    I'd say that's more a negative...than a positive. With Apple products you are tied to using iTunes...

    I prefer to have the choice of of syncing however i choose..

    Pleased you managed to recover (most) of your data but you only have yourself to blame for not keeping backup copies of your media.

    Now your sorted again get yourself a Flickr/Picasa/Photobucket or similar account setup ;-)
     
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    I understand that ALL forms of storage can become corrupt even internal storage.

    I said an app could have done it based on the comments in this thread.
     
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    I am not trying to make a Apple vs Android arguement because BOTH OS's have their plus points.

    P.S. I already have picassa set up
     
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    I use a batch file on win 7 to copy my entire SD card contents to c:\ whenever I plug my phone in.

    Works a treat.
     
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    really? do share :)
     
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    yes, do share. That sounds very helpful.
     
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    excellent, thank you
     
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    You're a mere drag and drop away from backing up your data on your PC, how hard could that have been?
     
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    i think hes aware of the "on hindsight" he doesnt need reminding.
     
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    He probably does, then there wouldn't be a "on hindsight" ;)
     
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    one of my biggest gripes was the inability to AUTOMATICALLY back things up, a la iTunes.

    Don't get me wrong. I am not trying to say Apple are better. Because I know, in most aspects they are not.

    I am not that brave to get on an Apple soapbox in an Android forum ;)
     
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    That's good because the last person who did is still looking for his teeth!! :D
     
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    HA HA!! Excellent!
     
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    I never knew phones could kill SD cards?!? As one other user said, it's more like sh^t happening rather than your phone killing the SD.

    Good luck!
     
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