1. msoprano13's Avatar
    All of a sudden i got a message saying my SD card is damaged and I have to reformat and lose all data. I have no idea why this happened. Is there a way to fix this or is all of my data gone?
    bab2sun and Parth Sonawane like this.
    04-02-2013 06:52 PM
  2. Cattails_r_Edible's Avatar
    All gone! Android doesn't play well with sd cards, reason why the nexus phones don't have them

    Remember what the doormouse said, feed your head!
    04-02-2013 07:48 PM
  3. msoprano13's Avatar
    What would cause this to happen? Makes no sense.
    04-02-2013 07:56 PM
  4. skarface1988's Avatar
    All of a sudden i got a message saying my SD card is damaged and I have to reformat and lose all data. I have no idea why this happened. Is there a way to fix this or is all of my data gone?
    There a program that can fix it. But you have to search for it on google. "Sd card formater" or something.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
    04-03-2013 12:44 AM
  5. herecomesmaggi's Avatar
    Is it recognized in PC. !! Copy data to pc format, copy back to sd..
    Android showz no love for sd.
    04-03-2013 12:53 AM
  6. GiantJay's Avatar
    Is it a SanDisk, because they admitted to having issues with the S3 and will replace your card. Tons of issues with the SanDisk cards. http://crave.cnet.co.uk/mobiles/sams...ards-50010684/

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
    04-03-2013 01:54 AM
  7. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Is it an SDXC? That particular format doesn't work too well for smartphones anyway.
    04-03-2013 10:39 AM
  8. msoprano13's Avatar
    It's a samsung SD card. It won't show up when i plug my phone into the computer either. Is there anyway to get this restored?
    04-03-2013 10:45 AM
  9. skarface1988's Avatar
    It's a samsung SD card. It won't show up when i plug my phone into the computer either. Is there anyway to get this restored?
    When its damage , its damage.
    You need sd adapter to plug your micro sd into your adapter, and insert it into your computer.

    You need a sd formater, you can find them on google. Its free! That's the only way you can save you micro sd card but either way you will lose everything.

    It happen to me before....


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    04-03-2013 11:20 AM
  10. Tushar Gundev's Avatar
    when its damaged just don't reformat it and put it in sd card reader ,if you use windows 7 open it's properties and there is an option of tools>error-checking ,
    this will bring your sd card back without even loosing anything.
    in my opinion don't use apps like cleaner or automatic cleaner because generally they are the main cause of error
    06-08-2013 02:28 AM
  11. gollum18's Avatar
    It's more a problem with the phone itself then the card. The sd slot is barely even held onto the phone, it's been shoddily soldered on, and really shouldn't be there at all.

    I would suggest a pny card in the future, I use a 16gb and have never had any issues with it, and they are cheaper than samsung cards.

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    06-08-2013 12:52 PM
  12. LisaD12's Avatar
    when its damaged just don't reformat it and put it in sd card reader ,if you use windows 7 open it's properties and there is an option of tools>error-checking ,
    this will bring your sd card back without even loosing anything.
    in my opinion don't use apps like cleaner or automatic cleaner because generally they are the main cause of error
    thank you thank you thank you!!! I was having the same problem and this work for me
    09-04-2013 10:15 AM
  13. MysticAngel7's Avatar
    I tried the below suggestion and Windows 7 fixed the problem by turning my DCIM folder into an unsupported file (looks like a blank page that Windows won't open without choosing a program). So now I still can't access my photos plus I'm afraid they are all lost for good. Please help. What do I do now?

    when its damaged just don't reformat it and put it in sd card reader ,if you use windows 7 open it's properties and there is an option of tools>error-checking ,
    this will bring your sd card back without even loosing anything.
    in my opinion don't use apps like cleaner or automatic cleaner because generally they are the main cause of error
    10-14-2013 03:46 AM
  14. storyofjamie's Avatar
    Welp, this just happened to me last night, too. And I've been freaking my balls out hoping I didn't lose all of my pictures. I'm going to try the PC thing after work. Thanks guys.
    12-05-2013 11:14 AM
  15. adlebo's Avatar
    It's just a bad bad situation with sd card problems and this phone. I'm on my third sd card including Samsung and SanDisk and I even sent the phone back to Samsung for repair which didn't help either. On my latest card I sometimes get error messages such as "sd card corrupted" or that it was dismounted etc. Usually a phone reset by taking out the battery and rebooting the phone fixes that. But I keep on getting files in my sd card messed up. Out of nowhere files start being renamed and the first letter of the name becomes replaced with a . When that happens I basically lost that file because it deleted the file. Also when the file starts with that crazy , you can't even delete the file. When you delete it, it shows up again very soon afterwards. It's crazy that the higher ups never recognized this issue. So many people have reported this issue with the s3 (just Google it) that you would think that they would attempt to fix this. Oh well....
    12-05-2013 12:08 PM
  16. sure why not's Avatar
    I have done a lot of research on failed SD cards.
    It is not just the S3, not any one device...
    Just Google the exact term your phone reports and drill back a dozen pages or so.

    But the one thing in common is Android OS.
    I find accounts of 'failure to mount', 'unexpectedly removed', 'preparing SD card', 'unsupported file system', 'SD card blank or corrupted' and the like going all the way back to late 2008.

    No point in shooting the messenger.
    12-05-2013 01:09 PM
  17. Butchie boy's Avatar
    There is a great post for fixing the SD card.
    It says with windows 7 go to the properties.
    I am not very good at this at all, so would someone please detail this a bit for me?
    Q. Properties on phone?
    Where is it?
    Not trying to be a pain, just trying to fix the phone... Thanks!
    01-01-2014 07:32 AM
  18. lucky000001's Avatar
    Try rebooting phone multiple times, re-insert sd card ..worked for me with similar corrupt messages . No issues.
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    01-04-2014 07:19 PM
  19. tiarosi's Avatar
    There is a great post for fixing the SD card.
    It says with windows 7 go to the properties.
    I am not very good at this at all, so would someone please detail this a bit for me?
    Q. Properties on phone?
    Where is it?
    Not trying to be a pain, just trying to fix the phone... Thanks!
    He means: Insert the card into the computer, click Start, click on Computer. There you should see your card (like an external drive/card), right-click on it, click on Properties. You'll see several tabs above. Click on the Tools tab. There you will see Error-checking. Click on Check Now.

    I hope this helps.
    01-19-2014 06:16 PM
  20. tiarosi's Avatar
    Thank you. This did not work for me. Now my computer won't acknowledge the card is in there at all. No reader on my laptop so I'll try on my dad's computer & see if it works.
    01-19-2014 06:17 PM
  21. sure why not's Avatar
    I have tried this with both of my failed cards.
    My Win7 netbook will not recognize the card in either the SD slot or the USB adapter.

    I am beginning to doubt there is any way to recover/restore them.
    01-19-2014 06:31 PM
  22. nevjim's Avatar
    Good information! I was able to save over 900 songs downloaded over a period of time using the suggestions. The most helpful, suggested going to start, computer, and clean up the card using tools. Worked great! Thank you.
    10-30-2014 08:43 AM
  23. mikelbaraj's Avatar
    Try rebooting phone multiple times, re-insert sd card ..worked for me with similar corrupt messages . No issues.
    You know what? This happend to me too and you know what i did? I removed the sd card....i licked it and now it works perfectly...gosh i didnt knew my tongue could do those kinds of miracles xPP
    08-27-2016 02:41 PM
  24. Franmartin's Avatar
    There can be many manual tricks to perform like blowing dirt out of the SD card, assigning a new drive letter, perform CHKDSK command or upgrade to the suitable firmware. But for information in details you should see this info graphic
    09-27-2016 05:40 AM
  25. 4dn's Avatar
    I made an account just to post a solution.

    The error: I bought a new phone (Huawei P9 Lite) and immediately put my old SD card in it. I used to have a Samsung Grand Prime. I had all the errors listed in this thread.

    I tried all the solutions listed. I couldn't even analyze the card for errors in my laptop. I put the card in my old phone and restarted the device several times. Then I put it in my laptop again and restarted the laptop with the SD card and adapter still plugged to the laptop. Unintendedly, Windows said it was fixing the F: drive before restarting the computer (the SD card letter had changed to an E:, but I couldn't edit the drive letter either). After restarting the error was fixed and I could access the drive.

    Edit: I have Windows 8
    01-09-2017 08:13 PM

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