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    Default SD card files being deleted on reboot

    I'm not sure if this problem is specific to the SG3 or not, but this seemed like the best place to post this question. So here's the problem. The other day I copied some avi files to my SD card to watch later. Then yesteday I sat down to watch one, and MX player was saying it couldn't play the files. Same error with any other video player app I tried. So I rebooted the phone. After rebooting the phone, I found that all the video files I uploaded were gone from the card. As well as all the photos I had taken that day. All other files on the SD card are intact. All my old photos, and video files are still there. The only files that get deleted are video or photo files that I put on the card as of yesterday or later.

    I've tested it out. I take a photo, then reboot, and the photo is gone. I switched the photo storage to the phone storage, and on reboot the photo stays safe. So it's only deleting things from my SD card. Almost like something happened at some time yesterday, like a switch got flipped or something that won't write anything else to the card. The old stuff is safe, just new stuff. But it's not like a write switch being turned off, because I can write to the card, but the stuff gets deleted after booting.

    Currently I'm backing up the card to my laptop so I can format it and try again. I'll post the findings of that test shortly. I also haven't tested if the same problem occurs with non media files. I'll try putting a text file or something on it as well and see how that goes. In the meantime, anyone seen this before or have any ideas? Is the SD card bad? Or is some stupid "feature" doing this to me? The card is a SanDisk 32GB class 10.
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    Default Re: SD card files being deleted on reboot

    A little update. It's not just media files. Any file I create on the SD card gets deleted upon reboot. Also, I tried formatting the card, and it won't format. So obviously the card is jacked up. Unless if anyone has any great ideas here, I'm gonna get Amazon to replace the card.

    Edit: interesting, After deleting every file on the card, then trying to format it, windows says it can't format it, then when I go back to the card, all of the stuff I just delete is still there. Also, if I delete all the files, then eject the card, then re-insert the card, all the stuff comes back. So it's like it won't let you make (or keep) any changes you make, creations or deletions.
    Last edited by paqmanbiker; 01-30-2013 at 08:08 PM.
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    Default Re: SD card files being deleted on reboot

    Your probely right, sounds like a bad card.

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    Default Re: SD card files being deleted on reboot

    You've tried reformatting it in the phone? If so, does that fail and give you an error?

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    Default Re: SD card files being deleted on reboot

    Yep, I guess if I would finish all my troubleshooting before posting here, I could have conserved a few bytes on the precious interwebs.

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