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    My phone got stomped and I'd like to recover some data from the apps for my new phone. Bookmarks on maps.me and my anki flashcard deck, particularly.
    When I stick the SD card in my PC or two other android phones, it's pretty much unrecognizable to them all.
    Is there anything on android or PC that can help me make what's there visible and extract it?
    Thanks
    08-10-2020 05:47 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    What exactly does it show you on the computer the sd card ?

    I'll leave a Link to register so you can communicate here as a guest account you can only post questions but can't reply.https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=409154
    08-10-2020 05:49 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Was the card encrypted by the phone? Was it formatted as Internal Storage? If it was encrypted, then you won't be able to read any of the data anywhere else, since the encryption key was on the phone that encrypted it, and nowhere else.
    08-10-2020 06:06 PM
  4. sirensynapse's Avatar
    Hi, just made an account. The card was in a moto phone, unencrypted. I used to be able to see data on it, when it was plugged into the PC. Now, the PC recognizes it in diskmanagement only, but it's not assigned a drive #, nor can I get it to assign one. So basically, on the explorer level, it's invisible still.
    08-10-2020 06:08 PM
  5. sirensynapse's Avatar
    Two samsung phones give me a file format error of some sort, when I put the card in. Maybe I could get another moto phone and try that??
    08-10-2020 06:10 PM
  6. sirensynapse's Avatar
    Yes, card was formatted as internal storage.
    08-10-2020 06:11 PM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    Yes, card was formatted as internal storage.
    Ahh thats why you can't see that , try another phone that has adoptable storage , Samsung dont .
    08-10-2020 06:20 PM
  8. sirensynapse's Avatar
    Can you tell me which ones I could try? I could look for a cheapo locally or at least one to borrow. Any phone with adoptable storage would work?
    08-10-2020 06:21 PM
  9. sirensynapse's Avatar
    Still wondering if there's a PC program to allow one to fake that perhaps....
    08-10-2020 06:22 PM
  10. mustang7757's Avatar
    Can you tell me which ones I could try? I could look for a cheapo locally or at least one to borrow. Any phone with adoptable storage would work?
    I'm not sure if it will work but worth a shot
    08-10-2020 06:23 PM
  11. sirensynapse's Avatar
    Thanks for the help; I figured it was something like you said, but had forgotten that the phone really treats that as it's own baby when you tick that option.
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    08-10-2020 06:27 PM
  12. mustang7757's Avatar
    Thanks for the help; I figured it was something like you said, but had forgotten that the phone really treats that as it's own baby when you tick that option.
    Yeah its a long shot , now its part of internal storage on another phone .
    08-10-2020 06:29 PM
  13. sirensynapse's Avatar
    I think because of the encryption, I'm screwed. One last question then: how does samsung handle an sd card then, if not doing the adoption thing? Just thinking ahead to keep precious stuff safe in future.
    08-10-2020 06:43 PM
  14. sirensynapse's Avatar
    ...screwed because the encryption it uniquely made by the phone. No other phone will be able to read it.
    08-10-2020 06:50 PM
  15. mustang7757's Avatar
    I think because of the encryption, I'm screwed. One last question then: how does samsung handle an sd card then, if not doing the adoption thing? Just thinking ahead to keep precious stuff safe in future.
    They do as portable storage now , and for good reason as sd card doesn't have fast write speeds as internal storage, they become corrupt and cause performance, freezes and whole bunch of issues.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    08-10-2020 06:53 PM
  16. mustang7757's Avatar
    ...screwed because the encryption it uniquely made by the phone. No other phone will be able to read it.
    Most likely
    08-10-2020 06:53 PM
  17. sirensynapse's Avatar
    That's what everyone says in my google search. Not the end o the world, just lost my recent anki additions and a ****load of map bookmarks. I'll live. Thanks again for the help.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    08-10-2020 06:55 PM
  18. mustang7757's Avatar
    That's what everyone says in my google search. Not the end o the world, just lost my recent anki additions and a ****load of map bookmarks. I'll live. Thanks again for the help.
    Your welcome!
    08-10-2020 06:56 PM

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