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Windows 7: did chkdsk really erase my SD card.

09 Nov 2013   #1

windows 7 64-bit
did chkdsk really erase my SD card accidentally?

Please read this long story and help me if you can. Sorry it's so long. Please point me to a more appropriate place/forum to ask this question if needed: So i plugged my microSD card into my laptop and ran a chkdsk /F /X on it, in an attempt to repair it because my android phone couldnt mount it anymore. So chkdsk took about 2 minutes and then finished, and immediately the card was readable by windows (yay! problem fixed at this point) and gave me all those stupid options like: - view the files - import picures - import music. Like i normally do, i selected "view the files". And it looked great. The card was full of folders for my apps and other android stuff. But....I wished i had selected the option to "import pictures". So i pulled the card out and plugged it back in. Bad idea! Windows now cant read the card. It was behaving like it was before i ran the chkdsk. So i ran chkdsk again. This time it asked me this question: "/kindle folder not recognized. Do you want to convert this folder into a file? (Y|N) " I answered 'N'. Bad idea!!! Apparently that deletes all files from the filesystem without telling you? It made it seem like it was running a normal chkdsk (like the one above) so I let it run for like 2 minutes. Apparently it was busy deleting everything? I tried the chkdsk again, and now it won't even run at all. It just hangs there on "0 percent complete". So everything is deleted apparently? Please tell me this is not true. Please tell me I am just misunderstanding something and that there is a way to get it back to where I had it. I know I could use a recovery program to recover my files and then just reformat the card. I really don't want to do that though. I just want to fix the card and get it back into my phone as it was. Please help!

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10 Nov 2013   #2

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11

Really wasn't able to find any mean to restore your SD car. Hopefully someone here on the Forums can help. BTW, "Welcome to the seven forums. . .
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10 Nov 2013   #3

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit

Hello and welcome package well as far as I can see you did the very wrong thing of not ejecting it safely - "So i pulled the card out" - this could possible have corrupted the lot or part thereof.

Maybe you could run Recuva to see if you ca get anything back Recuva - Download < from piriform

If that does not work you could try this.


Make a bootable Ubuntu disk

Set the BIOS to boot from the opticalwhen the machine boots it will show you a screen with TRY or INSTALL> select TRY

When it is finished - it takes verylittle time you will get a screen like in the pic .

Open the drive you want > User anddig down until you get to the data / settings you may be able to copy / pastethe material you want to an external source or other installed drive doingthis.

I am not sure if it will but I haverecovered tons of data etc using this method both on "dead" or justplain drives that you cannot get data from using Windows.

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