How can I fix my MicroSD card without losing the data?

Jake Eggleston December 1, 2011
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I was deleting some music on my phone so I could put new music on. After that, when I tried to open my videos or photos, it said they were not found. I tried mounting the MicroSD card in my phone options, but it wouldn’t work. It just says the program isn’t responding. Nothing will recognize the card now. I don’t want to lose all my photos but I don’t know how to recover them. Is there a way to do this?

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  1. chester soriaso
    July 27, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    i have this 8gig micro sd. when accessing it trough my phone the memory card is read only cannot delete and format. i also tried it in computer seems like have the same output. i tried to delete some files but after still the files i have deleted remains in memory card. if trying to select all files and copy it to computer the card denied so i cant make a back up and cannot format it also. Is there any possible ways to fix my memory card without losing my datas on it? thanks

    • ha14
      August 7, 2012 at 5:57 pm

      if it is read only problem try this
      1. Start > search bar -> CMD and press enter
      2. type< diskpart
      3. type< list disk
      4. type< select disk # (# is the number of the memory card)
      5. type< attributes disk clear readonly

  2. Anonymous
    December 2, 2011 at 8:07 am

    you could try it on MAC?, Linux? or on another windows for repair, but if the phone cant mount it then the problem is serious, good luck in recovering files with above mentionned soft.

    there is a very tiny "switch" on the left of the adapter, next to the "S" on sandisc as example, that must be flipped down in order to "work

  3. FIDELIS
    December 2, 2011 at 2:59 am

    Hello, if your phone doesn't recognize the card, you could probably see if the card can be seen in a computer with a card reader.  If the contents on the card can be accessed by a computer, you could probably try to recover the content.  If you try this, make sure to do a backup of your card before trying anything else.  Also, make sure not to write anything on the card.....if you do, it might overwrite deleted content.  You could try software such as the following in your computer:

    recuva:
    http://www.piriform.com/recuva

    restoration:
    http://www.snapfiles.com/get/restoration.html

    testdisk & photorec
    http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk:_undelete_file_for_FAT
    http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec