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My Samsung Galaxy S7 decrypted the sd card by itself

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by EBbenezer, Jun 19, 2020.

  1. EBbenezer

    EBbenezer Lurker
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    My phone was out of power and was shutting down. It shut down and when I turned the phone back on again I noticed that something was wrong. Some files were not readable. I noticed that it was the SD cards storage that didn't work, so I checked the "Encrypt SD card" option in settings and found that the SD card is "not encrypted", which it is, it is encrypted but my phone won't recognize it.

    I haven't done a factory reset or rooted it, haven't done anything that changes my phone, but the files for the time being are unreadable. I haven't updated my phone in a good while. I have managed to backup SD card, as I can see the files on my computer and on the phone itself, but the files can't be read. I have tried to restart the phone without the SD card then putting it back in again but have been unable to regain access. Any ideas on how to fix this? Or is it impossible to fix?

  2. mydian

    mydian Android Expert

    It sounds like your SD card went bad. If so, that would explain why the phone thinks the card isn't encrypted any more. It can't really tell because it's bad. I would get a new SD card and put it in the phone and see if it works normally with the new one. You are probably going to be out of luck recovering the data from the old one though.
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  3. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Sounds like the SD became corrupted, or has failed completely. How long have you been using it?
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