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Recovering data from a borked micrsd - possible at home?


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Okay mea culpa

I should have backed the bugger up the second I realised it was starting to flake out.

But I didn't

I have been running android off the micrsd card on my Windows Mobile (mainly to use stuff like whatsapp - I switch back into WinMo when battery life and stability is required and while waiting for O2 or Vodafone to have the bloody Nokia 920!)

Anyway yesterday it died and phone says "no SD card inserted" while booting to WinMo.

I can't see it on my pc via a card reader either (Windows Explorer has a little fit after trying for ages to mount it).

Now most of the pix I have off but there are some over the past month (during the move) and some data it would be nice to get off but not £200 nice (price I was quoted from a shop round corner who said they couldn't do it but would have to send it off to a professional)

Any programs in linux etc worth trying out?

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Because of the way data is written to memory cards it's very difficult to recover, even harder if Windows/Linux can't mount it. That said have had good results with Photorec in the past however, if there's physical damage to the connectors and/or chips then wave good buy to the data. If Photorec doesn't work then you could try the second program.

PhotoRec - CGSecurity

PC Inspector - kostenlose Software fr die Datenrettung von CONVAR - Die Datenretter.

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Because of the way data is written to memory cards it's very difficult to recover, even harder if Windows/Linux can't mount it. That said have had good results with Photorec in the past however, if there's physical damage to the connectors and/or chips then wave good buy to the data. If Photorec doesn't work then you could try the second program.

PhotoRec - CGSecurity

PC Inspector - kostenlose Software fr die Datenrettung von CONVAR - Die Datenretter.

YOU, SIR, are a Don!

Of course freezing it first has helped greatly but the testdisk program is seeing the files and currently copying them across to my hard drive on the pc +++

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I didn't even need to get too Photorec - downloaded both.

The partition repair one saw it, listed all the files and gave me the option to copy.

Just as a side note it was taking a very long time on my laptop (which isn't that much of a slouch) and I thought it had crashed.

it hadn't it was just heavy on resources - stopped, switched to my pc and Robert was my uncle.

I have now got a backup of everything on it on my pc, managed to get Android back up to get into it and backup all the SMS/contacts (for some reason they hadn't sync'd with gmail) etc and tonight will refresh the build with a new rom

As the MoneySuperMarket ad goes: I feel EPIC.

Thanks again +++

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Yes - when I used to work in Respiratory drugs the asthma nurses advocated freezing the kids' teddies once a week to kill the bugs.

Don't quote me, because this is probably more from a food hygiene perspective, but I'm pretty sure freezing wont kill, it'll just render them dormant temporarily. Some bacteria will even continue to grow whilst frozen. They'll only die when heated to above a certain temp, 82 deg C springs to mind.

Please don't microwave teddies. :(

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Don't quote me, because this is probably more from a food hygiene perspective, but I'm pretty sure freezing wont kill, it'll just render them dormant temporarily.

Asthmatic attacks are often triggered by actual bugs, though, not bacteria. Maybe the cold kills them off even if it can't kill bacteria.

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