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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Legacystar, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. Legacystar

    Legacystar Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    So add this to the list of stuff the Droid deltes!! All of the sudden there is nothin gon my SD card. no 14gb of music, no 400 photos, no ringtones, nothing.

    Added the the fact the phone has deleted my txt message inbox 3 times.

    should i take this phone in and get it replaced?

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  2. debosmebo

    debosmebo Newbie

    Try a factory reset. If it still does it, then take it back.
  3. bthoward

    bthoward Well-Known Member

    Another pebcak error.
  4. Legacystar

    Legacystar Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

  5. FlipDroid

    FlipDroid Newbie

    I had this issue too...problem might be from not unmounting your card before unplugging from PC.

    I lost several personally valuable pictures from my big movie shoot this year, very upsetting. Luckily i still have all my more valuable Flip footage though.
  6. Redflea

    Redflea Android Expert

    I could see losing some files, but not an entire card full of data from not unmounting...

    OP - did you try connecting your droid to your computer to see if you can see anything on the card that way, or by removing the card and viewing it via PC directly (assuming you have an SD adapter or your computer supports micro-SD)?

    There are file-recovery programs that should be able to help you...the files are likely still there, just the directory pointers have likely been corrupted.

    Doing a reset (under Privacy in Settings, I believe) is a good idea, in case you have some errant bytes on the Droid that are messing w/the SD card file system.

    You also should probably format the card fresh after you're done w/any file recovery actions...good luck. Reminds me I should back up my micro-SD card more often...
  7. Jgoble25

    Jgoble25 Newbie

    I ALWAYS eject or unmount any memory based devices before disconnecting them from my PC had to learn the hard way. Hope you get your problem solved.
  8. bthoward

    bthoward Well-Known Member

    Google it?
  9. dmodert66

    dmodert66 Android Expert

    That wasn't very helpful. Please realize, that as Android based phones expand (some are even hypothesizing dumb/feature phones will get Android), that our user base here will likely get less "techy" oriented. There is no need for a dig like that...Either try to help, or don't say anything...

    To the OP, it seems as if you have had several problems with this phone. If it didn't have to do with mounting/unmounting, I would probably take the phone in and have it swapped out before your 30 days expires...
  10. bthoward

    bthoward Well-Known Member

    {Disrespectful post edited by Admin}
  11. Legacystar

    Legacystar Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    OK first off i need to respond to this ********. I've been a member of the forum well over 2 weeks (launch day) and i've helped a lot and posted alot so get bent. So far this is the first reported issue with an SD card getting deleted on the droid so i posted for advice.

    back on track.....i was not mounting or unmounting the card today, just at work listening to slacker radio and the music on my card. When i stopped getting call ringtones to play i investigated and bam.....nothing on the card. so i mounted it to the pc and comfirmed it only had 3 blank folders in it (lost.something temp and something else sorry don't remember the names but nothing in any of them) i reset the phone but have not done a factory reset since. i did however do a reset like last weekend to address an issue with calls being choppy
  12. bthoward

    bthoward Well-Known Member

    Was it working yesterday? Did you add ringtones via mounting in the last few days? Have you plugged the phone into your computer even if you didn't mount the card to the computer? Do you have any applications that are file managers and less than very commonly used? Honestly I still think its your fault... And your opinions of me mean nothing to me... So I'm an *******. Big deal. ;)
  13. Legacystar

    Legacystar Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    no, no, no ,no, no, no. How can this be my fault when all i did all day was txt and listen to music?
  14. bthoward

    bthoward Well-Known Member

    Cause what you did you didn't think it was a very big deal and you're not telling us what it was...

    I'll try a theroy that might not point to you (but probably still does... ;)) is that the thing has a FAT file system on it. Try mounting it into a computer directly with a card reader and try doing some file system checks on it. See if you can find bad sectors that may point to a bad flash nugget. If you just find a corrupt file system then its probably related to mount/unmount issues.

    You've not rooted your phone have you? I'm going to laugh my ass off if you say you have...
  15. Legacystar

    Legacystar Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    i love your assumptions. I DID NOT MOUNT/UNMOUNT THE CARD. like how much better plain english can i speak or maybe your translator isn't understanding me. But since you are so smart how about you read the other thread from a guy thats just had the same problem i had.

    If i was rooted i would have already assumed it was something to do with that. but incase you didn't get that and i need to be clearer

  16. bthoward

    bthoward Well-Known Member

    So try mounting the card in a card reader and finding problems with the flash array using file system tools.

    Just because someone else had the same issue didn't mean you both didn't do something stupid.
  17. Legacystar

    Legacystar Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    So if there is a problem with the flash array how is that my fault??!?!?!!!?? BTW i don't have a card reader.
  18. bthoward

    bthoward Well-Known Member

    If you read my post you'll note my saying I'll try a theory that might not point to you. However you were probably too pissed off to read things with a level head.

    Perhaps its time to invest in a card reader... You can try to do file system tests while mounted through the Droid but having a card reader removes one more variable.
  19. Legacystar

    Legacystar Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    See was that so hard to give constructive help? That is accually something i could do with my roomates laptop card reader. So if the card tests ok WTH is with my droid?

    btw your claus on that statement was intended to piss me off and claim you still believe it's my fault regaurdless so don't play the " you didn't read what i said" cause we are both smarter then that.
  20. bthoward

    bthoward Well-Known Member

  21. Legacystar

    Legacystar Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Well go else where to stroke your ego. I was asking for advice yes, and yes you are not entittled to post anything, but that doesn't meen people have to put up with your shit because you decided to grace us with your presence. Honestly i could care less if you help or not. If the price is an ego stroke i'd rather not have the advice....
  22. bthoward

    bthoward Well-Known Member

    Why do I have to leave... I'm having fun... You're the one that doesn't want the advice... If you don't want it don't ask for it.

    Quit whining and try to solve your problem.
  23. iPhone2Droid

    iPhone2Droid Well-Known Member

    Well, I had no clue, so I did tap Google:
    The problems we encountered generally came from one of three sources. It was either the hardware, the software or an operator error. However, we had a different name for an operator error. We called those problems a PEBCAK error, as in
  24. rtillaree

    rtillaree Newbie

  25. jksuperstar

    jksuperstar Lurker

    My 2.0.1 update happened on 12/10 around 1am. Everything on my SD card was wiped, with a new LOST.DIR folder timestamped to 12.10.2009 @ 1:09am. Pictures, music, books, and personal files were all wiped.

    I'm trying to recover files, but no luck yet. Verizon gets to hear from me next.

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