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Support SD card must re-format. I NEED the files! - Very serious, I desperately need help!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Escarion, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. Escarion

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    Hello people!
    I have a very serious problem with my xperia x8. I've been using a Sandisk 16GB micro sd card for 3-4 months now. But yesterday, a notification suddenly popped saying that I must re-format and delete all the files!
    In this sd card I have some reaaaally old files from previous mobiles that I MUST not delete, and I know that I am so fool that I didn't copy them to pc before.

    And when I connect it with pc it says the same, I have to reformat it and lose all the files! I desperately need help to save the precious files! I thought of using a recovering file software but I think they only work if you delete a file, not format a hard disk...
    I know that this is a repost, but I haven't found any thread that people want to actually keep their files and find a solution for it... I really need help!
    Thank you in advance!
     

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  2. Harry2

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    Remove the SD card and try it on the PC with a card reader.
    So you might be able to copy the SD card to the PC :)

    Harry
     
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    I'm on my phone So I can't link but go to ctsecurity.org and dl testdisk and photorec they are CL programs put sdcard in card reader . Don't leave it in phone run testdisk first. It can repair partition damage
     
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    I tried that too but I can't open the disk, I have to re-format it first.

    Eeeh, I can't find that site and can't really understand you..

    I still need help guys, please..
     
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    Photorec might be able to recover your files if you really have no option but to reformat to even get the card to mount.
     
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    It seems that the sd card is corrupted. It could be infected by virus, you can scan the SD card with some anti-virus software, try following free ones
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-SG/windows/security-essentials-download
    http://free.avg.com

    If the sd card is not shown as a drive letter in computer, you may go to device manager and then assign a drive letter to the sd card, see this guide
    http://goo.gl/LutyBN

    If still have problem, you may follow this step by step guide which is about how to fix sd card which shows not formatted message and recover data from unformatted sd card
    http://goo.gl/dfgaV

    Hope that you can get back files you needed.
     
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    Doubt the op still needs help ;) He/she hasn't been back in over 2-1/2 years.
    As such, I'm closing this thread.

    /thread closed
     

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