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accidentally removed/deleted my sd card?
mgmenninger
Newbie

I was hitting the back button a bunch of times to clear the screen and wasn't looking, and all of a sudden it says my sd card has been removed. Now all the pictures on my phone are gone, and I can't open pdfs. What did I do, and how do I fix it!?

 

Thanks!

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Re: accidentally removed/deleted my sd card?
MorganB
Specialist

It sounds like you have formatted your SD card. When you format your SD card it will erase all of your media  and the action can not be reversed once you've selected to format your card. Did you have all the data on your SD card backed up, perhaps on your computer? Unfortunately if you've formatted your card and the data wasn't backed up there is no way to retrieve the data back.  Follow the steps below to check if your card has any space filled with data. 

 

 

  1. Ensure the device is not connected to a PC via the USB cable.
  2. From the home screen, select Applications.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Select SD card & phone storage.
You should see an option to view total storage & available storage (Under external SD card). The total storage number will let you know if your memory card has data still on it or if it's been completed erased. 

 

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Re: accidentally removed/deleted my sd card?
love_summer
Newbie

I am sorry,  I have done that before on a previous phone.  It is such a bummer to loose your songs and stuff.  But on the positive side those songs might be on your computer.  I don't know how much Back Up Assistant helps but it is worth a try.  Sorry

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Re: accidentally removed/deleted my sd card?
mgmenninger
Newbie

Hi,  so everything is back on my phone. All my pictures have been restored, and I can now download and open attachments again. No idea how that happened. Thanks for your help!

 

 

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