Hi all. Please could someone put me out of my misery. I have a 32 GB Micro SD card that was in my android phone which is fully loaded with precious memories and no matter what I try Windows Explorer and various free data recovery software are All no recognising it. I even bought a card reader thinking my built it one wasn't working but still no joy. Have I lost it all?
Thanks for any assistance guys.
First try this to recuva your pictures click here,then if that fails as a last resort use this to format your card click here may have better ideas than myself,i had a micro sd card on my 3D camera that i play with and the card was playing up a full format with program 2 sorted that out
Alan is correct formatting the card will wipe all the data. Would highly recommend against that.
I would recommend cleaning the contacts of the card with vinegar or a rubbing alcohol of some form to make sure its not just a dirty contact.
If that's not the case and nothing is detecting it then it may be a lost cause. Issues with sd cards usually stem from a faulty SPI (serial peripheral interface if you're interested in looking into it). This is essentially the connection between the device and the card and would probably require an experienced electrical engineer to fix if it can be fixed at all.
Have you plunged it into another computer with a card reader and check it with CHKDSK? As long as it is still recognizable on a computer, it is possible to take lost information back with free data recovery software, like
Recuva-100% free and able to scan a medical card with fast speed
iCare Data Recovery Free-100% freeware and able to scan and recover photos from SD or Micro SD card
PhotoRe- free, but, a little bit tricky for me to operate
PC Inspector Recovery- free
However, if this card is realty physically damaged and could not be detected on any computer, you may already lost it and go purchase a new one instead.