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    I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab A (9”), and a 132GB Sanidisk SD card I've been using with it for a little under 6 months. I've never had any issue with it until this morning- one minute it was fine, then my tablet started getting hinky. It would stall out or certain apps would stop working, even though I wasn't using them. Then it started saying “touch wizard home” was not working, and began restarting over and over. I realized the apps (save touch wizard) that were acting up were all ones stored on my SD card, so I unmounted it an took it out. The tablet was fine then, but when I reinserted the SD card, and mounted it, it wouldn't read any files. It does, however, show that 97 GB of the SD card's storage are used. I can mount and unmount, and the SD card folder shows in my files, but the files on the actual card don't.

    I panicked- I put almost everything on the SD card, bc the tablet memory is constantly chewed up with upates and bloat ware. Fortunately, when I put the SD Card into my laptop, the files showed, and I'm currently in the (very long and slow) process of backing up the files on it, onto my laptop (which yes, I should have been doing all along. I'm an *****, I know).

    When I put a smaller SD card into my tablet, it worked fine. Obviously it's something to do with the large one, and before I go for broke and just try to reformat it to possibly re-use, I wondered if there was any alternative ways to try to fix it first? I know there are tons of free apps, but I'm terrified of making things worse by downloading something I don't know- is there anything anyone can recommend? Please bear in mind that I'm not super tech savvy, and if you would be so kind, use layman's terms for anything above amateur level tech?

    My tablet is NOT rooted, if that matters. Also, when I put the SD card into the laptop, it said the card needed to be fixed, so I ran the repair, but it said it couldn't fix it. However, I can access all my files, and my laptop says that 75% of the time with any SD card, brand new or used, so I don't know how relevant that is.

    Any advise would be HUGELY appreciated. I'm self employed, and I store a mahoosive amount of work related files on this card, so if there's any way to recoup it without having to reformat or rebuy, then copy... I'm literally still backing up/copying files off the SD card to my laptop 6 hours later.

    Thank you!
    01-17-2017 10:41 PM
  2. chanchan05's Avatar
    How old is the SD card?

    Specs say the Tab A can hold 256GB cards. I suggest you try buying a Samsung one next time.
    01-17-2017 10:48 PM

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