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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Daynadc, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. Daynadc

    Daynadc Lurker
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    Can someone please help me?
    Here is the issue:
    I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 phone that I transferred my micro SD Card into from my previous smart phone. About a month ago I realized that some of the pictures were corrupted and called verizon they told me to put the sd card in the old phone and see if I could delete the corrupted pictures. Did that, the card went back to working as I was used to it working. I then had a friend download some music to it. That also worked fine until verizon sent out the Jelly bean update. When the phone turned off and then back on after the update, the phone gave me an error message that said the SD card is damaged. I immediately took it out of the phone and put it aside.

    Current issue:
    So today I purchased a card reader, New micro SD card and came home and downloaded Recuva. So far everything is great. All the files, I card about came up in the directory with little green circles next to them. (All the music and my 5 sms back-ups) I then hit the recover icon at the bottom of the screen and the data gathered. Then it never recovered over to my c drive or to the flash drive (memory stick) that that I put into one of the other ports. I keep getting 1 or 2 messages. The one I am seeing the most is " The parameter is incorrect" the other one I am seeing is that the memory is not ready for the data. I am now at the point where all I care about are the 5 sms back ups. The music can be reloaded later. files are called sms-"date backed up and a string of numbers".xml

    So question is do I need to buy recuva to actually recover my data or am I doing something else wrong? Please help.
    Thanks so much in advance.

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  2. pastafarian

    pastafarian Pâtes avec votre foie

    I've had success with this, using a pc-

    Open up command prompt (start->run->cmd.exe) and type
    chkdsk /X /F <SD card drive letter>
    My SD card reader is X:\ drive, so I would use the following command:
    chkdsk /X /F X:

    After recovering the files, I suggest you copy them to the pc, put the sd card in your phone and format it using the phones format tool. Then if you desire, transfer the files back either via the card reader or by usb cable. Good luck!
  3. GTWalling

    GTWalling Android Expert

    Don't have an answer to the error messages you are getting, but I have been using the Free version of Recuva for years with no problems. You don't need to buy the full version for it to work.
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  4. Daynadc

    Daynadc Lurker
    Thread Starter

    So here's what else I have tried so far tonight. I went back into the CMD mode of my computer and ran chkdsk d:/f this now produced a name of a file that is corrupted. Also says that it removed the file. I then ran chkdsk again with the exact same result. The file was not removed.
    Running recuva I am getting more files recovered now and more green circles. But, when actually trying to recover the files I am still getting the message "The parameter is incorrect"
    Most of the other software i have found is either for recovering pictures or deleted files not corrupted ones. This is the only software that appears to do what i need it to do for my issue. I think I may be in over my head and it may be time to pay a professional to move on from here. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks again for taking your time to reply to me.
  5. Daynadc

    Daynadc Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thanks pastafarian tried what you suggested, please see the 8:45 update. Any additional suggstions would be greatly appreciated. As for putting files on the "c" drive that is the plan already purchased a new SD card for the files after

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