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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by nate f, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. nate f

    nate f Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Well I have lost every thing on my sd card music, pistures, ringtones, all of it. I'm not sure what did it but the last message I got was there was too many songs on it and that is not true. It's an 8gb card with 700+ songs 15 pics and 4 ringtones so it being full is bs. I don't know what killed it but I suspect Ringdroid or 91Pandhome both have been acting funny for a couple of days force closing alot.

    Anyone else have this happen to them and is there a way to recover the data on the card as my laptop just does not see it anymore. Any help would be great.

  2. agent0014

    agent0014 Android Enthusiast

    is it possible you got a bad card? the error you received indicating that the card was full suggests that that might be the case. Was it new? Old?
  3. nate f

    nate f Newbie
    Thread Starter

    used it in my instinct flawlessly for almost 7 months and then in my moment for maybe 3 weeks and all of a sudden boom gone.
  4. agent0014

    agent0014 Android Enthusiast

    I guess the only thing you could do is pop another one in there and see if it destroys it as well... that'd be a good indication. Personally I'm in the habit of backing up my SD card to a computer often, as I came from WinMo... and WinMo 6 launched with this nasty habit of just randomly deleting SD card content every now and then.

    I don't know... does anyone have enough memory hardware knowledge to know if a good card can go bad? I know that I've had RAM sticks go bad in systems I've put together in the past. I'm not sure if the same could happen with an SD card, as I'm not versed in the different memory technologies.
  5. nate f

    nate f Newbie
    Thread Starter

    yep I thought of that in the process of filling up my 2gb and seeing if that does the same thing.
  6. dkjones96

    dkjones96 Android Enthusiast

    That's how SD cards always die unfortunately. I had a memory card that was perfect for over a year and when on vacation I was taking photos the last night of a week long getaway perfectly and the next morning my memory card suddenly didn't work anymore. I tried for WEEKS to recover the data but I could only see the file names, never the actual files.
  7. chibucks

    chibucks Android Enthusiast

    Are you using the phone to cpu or are you using an adapter? If the phone, did you mount? Also, I'm assuming that you cant see anything on your card with the fileviewer?
  8. njbianco

    njbianco Android Enthusiast

    SD cards can do that with any phone or any device its something that can happen and it does i always keep my data on my sd card backed up somewhere because I've lost my data 4 or 5 times over the last couple years on sd cards
  9. mysticmead

    mysticmead Android Expert

    this is the exact reason that app2sd is not a good idea.. imagine if you had all your apps running on that SD card when it failed.. useless phone at that point.. just remember... if it's man made it WILL fail..... if it's made by Microsoft it will fail SOONER
  10. njbianco

    njbianco Android Enthusiast

    I still think apps on sd is a good idea just have your sd card backed up somewhere in case it does its as easy as that
  11. agent0014

    agent0014 Android Enthusiast

    On a whim I went looking for an app that would back up the entire contents of your SD card to a network drive over WiFi... unfortunately couldn't find one. Imagine how useful that would be though... something that does that kind of backup, maybe it could even be scheduled, and the app would turn WiFi on when it needs it and back off when it's done, fails gracefully if it can't find the appropriate network/drive. You could then just browse to that drive on your PC/Mac and grab photos and media files that were downloaded to your card from the day before. Someone should write that!!
    SDscorch likes this.
  12. SDscorch

    SDscorch Android Enthusiast

    yeah.. maybe we could get tasker to do that?

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