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  1. parkernewman2

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    I recently purchased a 128 gig card to replace my old 64 gig one in my samsung galaxy s4, ad I've run into a few issues. I copied all of my files onto a new folder on my desktop, and then onto the new card. My card only registered about 25 songs out of my 4000, and almost all my pictures were gone, and those that copied could not be displayed. I formatted the new card and continued to run into this problem, but I've also found that I can't see certain files on my old card. For instance I have a folder that had 13 pictures in it, and when it's displayed on my phone it shows that there are 13 photos on the card, but when I look at it on my computer I can only see 8. I have other folders of 100s that are completely missing while viewed on my computer, but show up on my phone. I have show hidden files checked. Please help!
     

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    That's symptoms that you probably might have a counterfeit SD card there. Definitely worth checking it with SD Insight, see if it's legit or not. Did you buy it cheap online, like Ebay?
     
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    No I bought it on amazon, I believe it was the best seller out of all the 64 gig sd cards, hard to believe that it'd be counterfeit. I also had over 30 gigs of music on it, which seems to me like it would indicate that it was legit
     
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    Well I just plugged it into my other computer and the name has changed to a Chinese character! I suppose we've solved the mystery.
     
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    Yeh that sounds like it's a bum card from China alright. Was it an Amazon affiliate seller? If necessary take it up with Amazon about getting a refund.
     
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    Here is a guide to copying stuff from card to another, I used this to move all my data from a 32GB to a 64GB. I cannot take credit for it but I can't remember where I got it from. I looked for a link to it but didn't have any success. Anyhow, it worked a treat for me!

    Unmount the storage card from you phone (Settings —> Storage —> Unmount SD card)

    Turn off the phone, remove the back cover, and carefully take out your current microSD card.

    Slide it into an SD-adapter and then slide the adapter into your PC

    Using Windows Explorer find your card listed among the available drives and make a note of the drive letter assigned to it (in my case it was F, but depending on your setup, it could be G or some other letter).

    Click on the Start button on your desktop.

    In the search window, type: Command Prompt — and then press the Enter key to open the Command Prompt window.

    Enter the following commands (pressing the Enter key at the end of each line):

    cd /
    md sd-card
    cd sd-card
    xcopy F:\ "*.*" /s /e /v /h

    The first command above changes the current directory to your root drive.

    The second command creates a new folder (directory) in your root drive named “sd-card”. (You can use any legal file name here, but you must remember to substitute that name in place of “sd-card” in the code below. If you use spaces in your new name, then you must put double-quote marks around the new name.)

    The third command changes the current directory to “sd-card”.

    The fourth line is the key line. Make sure you type exactly as shown. In this line, I have used the drive letter F, if your system assigned a different drive letter for your card, use that letter instead of the F. (Remember also, if you used a different name than “sd-card” for your folder, you must use the new name here (with quote marks if you have spaces in the name). The quotes marks around the wildcard characters (*.*) is what tells windows to preserve your long file names. (Not that Microsoft bothers to tells you that in any of their documentation that I found.) The letters at the end this line are called switches and tell the system how to copy you files: /s copies folders and subfolders except for empty ones; /e copies any subfolder, even if it is empty; /v verifies the copying; and /h copies hidden files.

    It may take several minutes to copy the files from your current card into the sd-card folder (or whatever you have named it).

    When the copying is complete the systen will tell you how many files you have copied.

    Remove your micro card adapter from the computer and then carefully remove the micro card from the adapter.

    Now insert your new micro card into the adapter and insert the adapter into your computer. The system will assign it a drive letter (almost always the same letter as before — but it could be different, so check to be sure).

    In the Command Prompt window, type in the following, hitting the Enter key at the end of each line:

    cd /
    cd sd-card
    xcopy "*.*" F:\ /s /e /v /h

    As you are typing the above, make the necessary substitutions if you are using a different name for the folder, or your drive letter is different.

    After the files have been copied onto you new card, remove the adapter from your computer, and then carefully remove you new card from the adapter.

    Carefully insert your new card into your phone, replace the cover, and start your phone.

    You will find all your apps, pictures, movies, text messages that were stored on your old card are now on your new card.
     
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