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Micro SD card stopped working after 2 years, how to recover files?

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October 11, 2012 7:10:37 PM

Here's the situation. My SD memory card, containing many photographs taken on my phone, stopped working after about two years. The phone said it was blank or that there was an error, and asks if I would like to format it. I've accepted that it probably does need to be formatted, but I can't get it to format...

I hit "format" on the phone, and nothing happens. So I got an SD card reader for my PC, to try to format it that way. Attempting to use windows to format (right click drive, format) = nothing happens. I'll right click, then click format, and literally nothing happens. So I downloaded SDFormatter, and it says the disk isn't recognized. I'm at a loss. There are many photographs that are very important to me that I'd like to recover.. any ideas?
October 15, 2012 3:21:55 PM

Bumping this... No one has any ideas how to format it?
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October 25, 2012 12:25:13 AM

Still looking for a solution.......
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October 27, 2012 5:18:50 AM

kevinbadpit said:
Hi redwing634,

Don't worry, as you are getting error for SD card means it is corrupted, so I will suggest you to make use of flash drive recovery software. Using this tool you can fix your memory card error and get back your photos since with the help of this tool I was able to recover files from formatted flash drive. First you can download free trial version of this tool and check it.

For details visit - http://www.bestfilerecoverytool.com/restore-files-from-...



The problem is, I can't even get the card formatted...
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November 6, 2012 5:20:26 AM

Bumping again, looking for an answer..
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November 13, 2012 1:38:13 AM

anyone have a suggestion?
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November 15, 2012 4:14:37 AM

This issue would be more puzzling if you say the contacts on your card is not damaged.
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November 15, 2012 4:19:15 AM

Honestly I know that even bad drives, whether formatted or not, their data can be recovered. I would assume the same for flash memory. Although considering it is flash memory and can be volatile what you have on there was permanently stored because you did not physically delete it. Being that format did not work, you have more hope. And being that those files were important, you'll probably be willing to pay the data recovery cost. I would Google that knowing there are many places that will do it if not establishments where you live.
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February 25, 2013 3:24:35 AM

Memory card does not respond or stopped working when card is damaged or corrupted. Possibly there are several reasons due to which memory card gets corrupted like accidental formatting, improper handling of memory card, pulling out card when reading/writing process is going on, switching off the camera when photos are being transferred. Due to all such reasons card stopped working and becomes unresponsive. To resolve this issue you can format the card but it could happen that after formatting you may lost all old files stored within media. So you must backup your files before formatting or you have to use Photo recovery software to get back lost files from corrupted or formatted memory card and several other storage media. It support SD, SDHC, MMC, CF card of popular brands like Kingston, IBM, Strontium, Silicon Power etc. Read more:
http://www.memorycardrecovery1.com/easy-way-to-restore-...
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April 29, 2013 7:19:13 PM

redwing634 said:
anyone have a suggestion?

Google R-Linux its free and very sophisticated file recovery it worked for my SD
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