Why does my SD card get erased every time my Galaxy S3 restarts?

Lucius Jenkins III

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Anytime the phone restarts, powers off...or anything that involves it having to reboot, my SD card comes up as blank despite having gigs of stuff on it. :mad:
Its a 64 gig SD card and im not really sure as to why this is happening constantly.
It'll first say "damaged SD card" then I have to format it like 5 times before it stops saying "damaged" and start saying "blank SD card"
With all due respect...don't answer me with a "Im having the same problem" if you don't ACTUALLY have any input on how to fix this.
I need help, i don't want anything other than help on this matter.
Really not looking to drag on about how much this sucks.
Yes i know it sucks, and if its happening to you keep track of this post, hopefully someone knows what they are talking about on here and helps us with this problem.
 
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GSDer

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Re: Why does my SD card get erased every time my S3 restarts.

Ditch your 64GB card and start using a 32GB card (preferably a Samsung) - you'll save yourself alot of headaches.

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Re: Why does my SD card get erased every time my S3 restarts.

I have had absolutely no problems with my Sandisk 64gig card.

Some have encrypted their cards to fix the problem.

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meyerweb#CB

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Re: Why does my SD card get erased every time my S3 restarts.

Is your S3 stock, or are you running a custom ROM or kernel?

Is your card formatted as FAT32 or exFAT?
 

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Re: Why does my SD card get erased every time my S3 restarts.

This was happening to me, but not every time I restarted the phone. Started to occur more often though. Finally, even reformatting would not fix it, and the SD card also became unreadable on a PC.

After I replaced that SD card, there have not been any problems since.
 

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