1. Mike James5's Avatar
    Hi, so i have several micro SD cards but one in particular i had an issue with was an 8gb Sony. I usually use it in one Samsung device but did a favor for someone and put it in their phone to copy songs on it. After that when i tried to put it back in my device i got a message that said damaged SD card.

    I panicked tried to mount it and it just kept saying it was damaged. I then put it back in the phone where the songs i transferred and it prepared it but to my astonishment about 6.6gbs were free! I only had 2.5mb free before that. Music is my life and I have too many songs that i love and i cant remember all of them. I feel so depressed. have been looking all over and calling places and having some tell me that data recovery on micro SD is nearly impossible and others telling me it is possible but giving prices of $400-$1000! I cant afford that.

    Can anyone help maybe suggest a program that is free or even if i have to pay i dont mind but i cant afford $400 right now. I was looking at recuva and a few others but dont know much about these things. If i use recuva will it put the potential recoverable files in another folder and not SD card?? Or are there any other programs?? Please i cant cope
    09-12-2014 08:38 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Our own Jerry Hildenbrand has recommended DiskDigger in the past.
    09-12-2014 09:54 PM
  3. Mike James5's Avatar
    Thanks Diddy for answering but im looking at another program and would you know if there is a difference between data and file recovery? Because the program has them both as separate downloads and i need to get pack pictures and mp3
    09-14-2014 11:11 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Not really sure. Which program is it?
    09-14-2014 11:48 PM
  5. Mike James5's Avatar
    Its Puran recovery. Have you heard anything about it before? The reviews on it seem good.
    09-15-2014 09:30 AM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Never heard of it, so I'd be a little cautious. Their site also seems a little less than professional. You could ask them the difference between their file recovery and data recovery software on their support site: Puran Software Support
    09-15-2014 10:29 AM
  7. Mike James5's Avatar
    Hi again, so i did end up trying it and it worked and recovered some files. The majority of files however are messed up or not even there at all. For example a song that might have been 4mb before is now 20mb with half the song then in between other songs start to play within it. Some pictures also only half of the image shows up. I know you aren't familiar with this particular product but usually when a picture or file seems to have error like that during a recovery does that mean they are just corrupt and cant be fully retrieved at all? Even if i later somehow get the $ and have someone actually goe into the micro SD card itself? These really mean a lot to me.
    09-17-2014 08:58 PM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Sorry, this is beyond the scope of my knowledge!
    09-17-2014 11:42 PM

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