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    I wanted to copy some images to my SD card, but when I attached the phone to my computer, I saw something like this:

    SD card trashed-androidsd..jpg

    Two folders were identically named ("Movies", but starting with an odd "micro" character) - both were empty folders. And there were 1010 identically named folders with that same character.

    I couldn't delete any of those folders as windows reported "This is no longer located in M:\. Verify the item's location and try again." I suspect windows couldn't find a folder named with an extended ASCII character.

    Any ideas what might have caused this?

    bert
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    Have you tried pulling the card and just viewing it on a card reader on said computer?

    If not, I assume you have data that is on it for the most part, should be able to use google backup for the pictures, and reformat to try it again.

    I would think just running the card standalone in a card reader might work.
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    Yes, I pulled the card and put it in a reader on my desktop - same thing.

    I backed up the folders other than the "strange" ones, and have now formatted the SD card and put the data back - everything seems to be in order, but I just would like to know if it's something I did to cause that to happen.

    thanks,
    bert
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    looks exactly like the Utorrent symbol

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    It does look like from uTorrent, or the Mu symbol from physics. I have never seen that happen with the file names though, unless something has corrupted them. Sorry can't be more help.
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    The files are corrupted, that's why you have the weird symbol. Happens to my SD card frequently, need to buy a good Samsung or SanDisk one

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    Whatever the corruption was, the phone still worked fine - I probably wouldn't have known about it if I didn't want to add some images to the SD card.

    Backing up and reformatting seemed to do the trick - at least for now.

    bert
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    Quote Originally Posted by bertsirkin View Post
    Whatever the corruption was, the phone still worked fine - I probably wouldn't have known about it if I didn't want to add some images to the SD card.

    Backing up and reformatting seemed to do the trick - at least for now.

    bert
    Only the SD card gets corrupted. I had my pics and music backed up so I formatted the card and redownloaded everything
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    my sd card was corrupted within 24 hours of installing it in my new note. It was not a new card - and it could have been "ready to die" - but it did start out working when my stuff was moved over - however i didn't come directly home and back up the card - so when it crashed i was not prepared. will be using dropbox from now on. i'm not at all savvy about what your files mean - just adding that i had a similar sd card failure soon after moving card from old droid to new note.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddhockey View Post
    my sd card was corrupted within 24 hours of installing it in my new note. It was not a new card - and it could have been "ready to die" - but it did start out working when my stuff was moved over - however i didn't come directly home and back up the card - so when it crashed i was not prepared. will be using dropbox from now on. i'm not at all savvy about what your files mean - just adding that i had a similar sd card failure soon after moving card from old droid to new note.
    What brand is it? My generic one corrupts often
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    It's an Adata class 10 card. I've ordered a SanDisk card as backup, but can't imagine that the card could be the reason why 1010 folders were created.

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    Samsung galaxy has a history of SD card troubles. Best I heard is to format with the phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    What brand is it? My generic one corrupts often
    it was a sandisk - just regular - 16 gb

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