I had picutres saved on my memory card, but when I turn it off they disappear. Why


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This is on a Samsung Galaxy core phone. We thought it was a bad card, so I bought a new one that was installed at the verizon store. Everything was good until I turned it off.

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Welcome to Android Central! The SD card could be corrupt, defective, or counterfeit. Install SD Insight to see if the card is genuine or counterfeit. Counterfeit cards are programmed to report more storage than they actually have, and if you try saving more than the card can actually hold, then files can start getting corrupt.

If it's a valid card, then go to Settings>Storage, Unmount the card, remove it, and insert it into your computer. Can the computer read these files? Backup as much as you can right now, then run chkdsk to look for bad sectors: http://forums.androidcentral.com/am...guide-using-chkdsk-fix-corrupted-sd-card.html.

If the card checks out fine, it may be more of a problem with the phone, either on the firmware side or the hardware side.