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    Default Why does my SD card get erased every time my Galaxy S3 restarts?

    Anytime the phone restarts, powers off...or anything that involves it having to reboot, my SD card comes up as blank despite having gigs of stuff on it.
    Its a 64 gig SD card and im not really sure as to why this is happening constantly.
    It'll first say "damaged SD card" then I have to format it like 5 times before it stops saying "damaged" and start saying "blank SD card"
    With all due respect...don't answer me with a "Im having the same problem" if you don't ACTUALLY have any input on how to fix this.
    I need help, i don't want anything other than help on this matter.
    Really not looking to drag on about how much this sucks.
    Yes i know it sucks, and if its happening to you keep track of this post, hopefully someone knows what they are talking about on here and helps us with this problem.
    Last edited by NotJustAPhone; 03-26-2014 at 11:31 PM.
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    Default Re: Why does my SD card get erased every time my S3 restarts.

    Ditch your 64GB card and start using a 32GB card (preferably a Samsung) - you'll save yourself alot of headaches.

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    Default Re: Why does my SD card get erased every time my S3 restarts.

    I have had absolutely no problems with my Sandisk 64gig card.

    Some have encrypted their cards to fix the problem.

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    Default Re: Why does my SD card get erased every time my S3 restarts.

    Is your S3 stock, or are you running a custom ROM or kernel?

    Is your card formatted as FAT32 or exFAT?
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    Default Re: Why does my SD card get erased every time my S3 restarts.

    This was happening to me, but not every time I restarted the phone. Started to occur more often though. Finally, even reformatting would not fix it, and the SD card also became unreadable on a PC.

    After I replaced that SD card, there have not been any problems since.

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