1 Reply Latest reply: Apr 15, 2013 12:59 PM by ds store
joy264 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

My son has an android phone and his SD card appears to be defective. I'd like to try to retrieve the data, especially photos, but when I put it into my Macbook Pro using an SD reader, it doesn't register on my computer. When I put it in using an SD adapter, I get a essage saying my computer can't read it. Does anyone have any guidance to offer?

  • 1. Re: Question about restoring potos from defective SD card
    ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)

    Find a local PC tech who knows Linux, there is a excellent free software called PhotoRec that can do the job very well, and it reads all drive formats, unlike a Windows or Mac that don't.

     

    The code has to be compiled, so it's not GUI user friendly to mortals.

     

    http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec

     

     

    Also when it does recover files, a Android phone/synch program on Windows is going to be needed to read them and export into a more neutral cross platform formats (like jpg, mp3 etc)