Recovering data from MicroSD card

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  1. Mr.X

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    A person accidentally formatted a micro sd card in her android phone.

    She claims having thousands photos in there, but I've tried scanning with 8 programs plugging the card in my PC. No luck so far.

    How could this be? No single file's been recovered so far.
     
  2. erpsterm35

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    how was the micro sd card formatted? quick format or full format
    also the brand of micro sd card that was used (like sandisk)
     
  3. Mr.X

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    Thanks for replying.

    That's why I asked her. I've never formatted a sd card on Android, ever. She told me was in a rush and her little son bugging her too!
    Accidentally clicked on format but not knows whether full or quick format.
    Actually I don't know if Android has same formatting capabilities (quick / full) as Windows, does it?

    Brand: micro sd Verbatim
     
  4. Yen

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    #4 Yen, Aug 15, 2018
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  5. Mr.X

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    Unfortunately none of them worked out. I've tried 10 programs so far. Nada.
     
  6. Sajjo

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    Can you read something/anything in some hex view tool?
     
  7. Mr.X

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    Haven't tried to be honest.

    What I can actually see right now are these folders in the root:
    .android_secure
    Android
    LOST.DIR

    I guess they are a product for having the card a quick format.
    They're visible from withing Windows explorer.

    That's it.

    rescue.png


    All recovery programs I've run so far show same as above pic
     
  8. Sajjo

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    I suppose you have done a deep scan of your sd card?
     
  9. Mr.X

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    On every attempt with different programs.
     
  10. Mr.X

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    Running easeus right now. It's at mid-process but Found files: 0 so far.
    This is the last attempt and I give up.
    I must accept data is lost for good.
     
  11. Mr.X

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    Nope, nothing. Gone. Lost. lol

    Thanks .@all for your kind help.
     
  12. Sajjo

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    Give it a quick look in a hex viewer before you set it on fire and throw it in the local river...
    If all data is really gone.....:sad:
     
  13. Mr.X

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    I don't know how to do that.
     
  14. Sajjo

    Sajjo MDL Senior Member

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    #18 Sajjo, Aug 15, 2018
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    Hex Editor Neo -> File -> Open -> Open Volume...

    Edit
    You can do the same with HxD 2.0, Tools -> Open Disk...
     

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  15. l33tissw00t

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    I've had the same experience. SD Card wiped (128gb) via android. Couldn't recover a thing. R-Studio, GetData, Testdisk, etc. Then checked with HxD and saw all 00 :(
     
  16. Mr.X

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