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By roperband, Senior Member on 18th January 2014, 01:46 PM
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14th January 2015, 09:18 PM |#11  
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Help with "blank" sd card
I am trying this method on my daughter's SD card that stopped working today. It won't even show up in her phone, my phone, or my PC. I have gotten to step F, but mine comes back saying "The following partition can't be recovered" and it listed one partition. What can I do from here?

Help please all my daughters photos are on this SD card and she would really like to recover them.
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This may take time, even hours depending on the size of your SD card, so be patient.

A. At the first window select “No Log” and press Enter.
B. Select what drive to analyse, choose “Proceed” and press Enter.
C. Select partition type – option 2 - EFI GPT and press Enter
D. Confirm at "Analyse" with Enter to proceed. The drive/partition will be analysed.
E. Confirm at "Quick Search" with Enter to proceed.
F. TestDisk should say “Structure OK”. Choose the drive/partition to fix. (OPTIONAL: Press*p*to list your files - here you can copy your files to the pc; Files listed in red are deleted entries. Go back to the previous display)
G. Press enter to proceed.
H. Select “Write” and press Enter
I. Press “Y”.
J. Press and close TestDisk. Reboot the computer.

Hope this helps and do let me know

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15th January 2015, 02:00 AM |#12  
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Originally Posted by abroach

I am trying this method on my daughter's SD card that stopped working today. It won't even show up in her phone, my phone, or my PC. I have gotten to step F, but mine comes back saying "The following partition can't be recovered" and it listed one partition. What can I do from here?

Help please all my daughters photos are on this SD card and she would really like to recover them.
Thanks


Step 2


This may take time, even hours depending on the size of your SD card, so be patient.

A. At the first window select “No Log” and press Enter.
B. Select what drive to analyse, choose “Proceed” and press Enter.
C. Select partition type – option 2 - EFI GPT and press Enter
D. Confirm at "Analyse" with Enter to proceed. The drive/partition will be analysed.
E. Confirm at "Quick Search" with Enter to proceed.
F. TestDisk should say “Structure OK”. Choose the drive/partition to fix. (OPTIONAL: Press*p*to list your files - here you can copy your files to the pc; Files listed in red are deleted entries. Go back to the previous display)
G. Press enter to proceed.
H. Select “Write” and press Enter
I. Press “Y”.
J. Press and close TestDisk. Reboot the computer.

Hope this helps and do let me know

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How many partitions did it list. If it listed more than one then try the other one. At point F you could try typing P and list the files and check if these are the correct files if yes you have an option to copy them to computer as well.
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22nd January 2015, 01:03 PM |#13  
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I had the exact same thing happen about a month ago. The card said 'ejected, safe to remove' or something along those lines at some random time. I took the card out and neither of my 3 computers would read the card. It didn't error, it just did NOTHING, like it didn't exist. The only thing I cared about were the pics so I tried 3 different adapters, still didn't work. I ended up cleaning the contacts with alcohol (TINY bit on a q-tip) and put the adapter in the reader, THEN the micro SD card. After about a dozen times inserting/removing it finally read the stupid card. I pulled the pics and did a full reformat in windows (unchecked quick format) scanned it for bad blocks and formatted again after putting it back in the phone. I set google to autobackup my pics to G+ now. It hasn't done it since but I definitely won't trust my SD card with anything I can't easily replace or isn't constantly backed up.

Hey i was just wondering what type of alcohol you used?
5th February 2015, 06:41 AM |#14  
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How many partitions did it list. If it listed more than one then try the other one. At point F you could try typing P and list the files and check if these are the correct files if yes you have an option to copy them to computer as well.[/QUOTE]


I got this error, can anyone tell me if I can go anywhere from here?
Analyze cylinder 8/1992 : 00%
Read error at 7/230/32 (lba = 126976)
9th February 2015, 04:23 PM |#15  
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I have a similar issue... My S3 stopped reading my sd card last night and I've been scouring the internet ever since trying to find a solution. At the moment, None of my devices can read it.
If I plug it into my computer, right clicking the card freezes explorer and I have to pull it out otherwise it crashes explorer after a while.
Opening the testdisk program would leave it scanning indefinitely. (Please wait.........)
edit:I'll try leaving it in my computer for a few days. Because I tried overnight. T_T

Formatting doesn't seem like an option because I can't interact with it in any way from my computer

I've tried Testdisk and Zar but to no avail.
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17th February 2015, 03:56 AM |#16  
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You may try to take out memory card and then connect micro SD card to computer with a card reader, you can then try this sd card data recovery solution.

The sd card data recovery solution helped me before. hope that it helps you also.
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11th March 2015, 02:37 PM |#17  
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Originally Posted by Albergman

Problem turned out to be with a USB hub I was using. Just for "fun" I tried the SD in a USB port at the rear of my desktop and it formatted!!!!

Files copied with no problem and are recoverable/readable.

Happy camper

@Albergman - What happened to your higher calling of finding a fix for the problem?? You bowed out with formatting the card. As I read your post, I was hoping that you would be a god-send since your problem seemed identical to what I am having now. Main difference however, I want to save my data - so unlike you, formatting is not an option for me(not the first one at least). I have tons of games progress data and car maintenance data (very precious) that would hurt me to see lost (looking for suggestions for back up options for these app related data).
So far, I have tried zar and recovered pics and videos (which are already backed up automatically). Ran the TestDisk for detecting partition but took a long time (64GB card) and the PC restarted to install Windows updates http://cdn3.xda-developers.com/images/smilies/mad.gif . Will try that again, maybe later.
So now trying out the partition recovery on zar. It has detected the file system (fat32) but the offset is 0kb, which is concerning. But I will let it complete the process and remain hopeful.
Hope to get this resolved with the help from the community.

Update:
The Zar partition recovery mode seems stalled at 99%. Will have to use the task manager to kill it.
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11th March 2015, 06:01 PM |#18  
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Error with Zar
Repeated the attempt to recover partition with Zar but got an error - Unable to continue: Unsupported filesystem (see screenshot). Can anyone suggest anything that I can go other than format?
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9th July 2015, 07:49 PM |#19  
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SD card is unformattable and yields "invalid media or track 0 bad "
So i posted a thread a few hours ago and a user directed me to this thread. I am going to try this tomorrow on my friends SD card when he gets into work but do you think this will work with the problem i'm having? as a refresher, whenever he inserts his SD card into his computer it says it must be formatted, which then goes on to fail(just like all of you in this thread) when he inserts it into his GS4 active or my GS4 it says "mount" but never mounts. I've tried programs and cmd ideas but nothing worked as well. I've attached my thread for reference but i will check in tomorrow and update how this method went. Fingers crossed

http://forum.xda-developers.com/gala...5#post61781525
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