1. purpleshift's Avatar
    I tried to use the chkdsk method, but I couldn't fix my card problem...
    Here's what I got from the report:
    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\User>chkdsk h: /f
    The type of the file system is FAT32.
    Volume Serial Number is 2539-9019
    Correcting error in directory \
    Windows is verifying files and folders...
    File and folder verification is complete.
    Convert lost chains to files (Y/N)? y
    Insufficient disk space to recover lost data.
    7488864 KB in 23417 recovered files.
    Windows found problems with the file system that could not be corrected.
    7,630,848 KB total disk space.
    320 KB in 1 folders.
    3,090,144 KB in 10,000 files.
    32 KB in bad sectors.
    141,600 KB are available.

    32,768 bytes in each allocation unit.
    238,464 total allocation units on disk.
    4,425 allocation units available on disk.

    C:\Documents and Settings\User>
    (and yup that's a really old comp I'm using.)

    Can someone please tell me what I should do to resolve the problem and recover my sd card? I'll be really grateful!
    03-03-2015 09:07 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Try using DiskDigger or PhotoRec.
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    03-03-2015 10:51 AM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    PhotoRec is more complex, but it also can find files that are on a directory that's corrupted (since it doesn't depend on the directory, the FAT or anything else but th file itself).

    But if those 32KB are where your missing file(s) is(are), they're not readable, so they're not recoverable.

    Once you get everything off the card, formatting it might give you a good card - 8GB -32KB because the controller will format only the good sectors. So you'd end up with chkdsk showing 7,246,097 total disk space. (7,630,848 is 8gB - a GB is 1024 X 1024 X 1024, but a gB is 1000 X 1000 X 1000. Storage manufacturers always rate their devices, drives, cards, etc., by gB because the number for the same size device is larger. An 8gB card sounds larger than a 7.63GB card. It's like being taller in cm than you are in inches - but your head is just as far above the floor in either case. If you understand what the magician is doing, it's just a trick, it's no longer magic.)
    B. Diddy likes this.
    03-03-2015 11:04 PM
  4. purpleshift's Avatar
    Wow alright thank you!
    03-07-2015 02:18 AM

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