SD Card formatted

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By raied115, Senior Member on 17th January 2014, 10:37 AM
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Hello everyone,
My sd card suddenly formatted by itself, and now it's doing me some trouble... It's a SanDisk Ultra 32GB microSDHC and now some apps can't write to it.
What can I do to fix this?
17th January 2014, 12:04 PM |#2  
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Format it with the SD tool you can download, check the real capacity as there are many fakes sold.

If it's genuine and format doesn't solve the problem then throw it away (or return to seller for warranty).

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18th January 2014, 03:07 PM |#3  
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A known issue of s3 with Sandisk sd. I suggest using the built-in Windows Disk Management tool to completelly delete card's volume (notice that there is a hidden partition of 10Mb in the card, separated from storage partition that should also be deleted- the partision manager should show them both).

After deleting and merging both partitions as one unalocated space, format it all by using exfat method.

A word of procution- I recommend to do this when the micro sd is connected directly to your pc using a sd card reader- just to make sure you won't delete phone's internal sd by accident...
Last edited by amirTor; 18th January 2014 at 05:13 PM.
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