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Fixing Corrupted SD Card

Posted on 2013-11-09
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Hi,

When my SD card is in my Samsung Galaxy S2 (Android) the phone appears to boot up and then reboots when it comes to a certain point.

I have tried a different SD card or booting up without a card and the phone completes the bootup sequence.

But I would like to get my original SD card working since it has application data on it.

When I connect the SD card to a PC using a USB adapter - I can see the files fine but had to rename about four corrupted directory names.

How can I have my SD card repaired for the phone to use?
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by:rindi
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You generally can't "Repair" SD cards once they are defective. You can try recovering data and copying elsewhere, but that is about it. You could try formatting the card, but I wouldn't trust the card even if it works after that.
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by:gawilson2000
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I'm not sure if the problem is with the card or an interruption in the write process from the phone.

If I copy the data using a PC - to another SD card - I'm not sure what that will achieve because I may take problematic files with it.
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I moved the contents of the SD card to a temp directory on the SD card and put in the phone.  The reboot loop has now stopped.  I then moved what appeared to be important directories back out into the root directory and used an android file manager to delete the temp directory.  Seems fine now.
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by:gawilson2000
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I found the solution by trying a couple of things that weren't suggested.
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