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Old 04. May 2012, 01:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all
I’ve just got a micro SD memory card with an capacity of 32 GB ( practically its 30 GB )
at first it was working good until I tried to copy data from old memory ( 2 GB ) to new memory ( 32 GB )
I used a program to copy it as an image called ( commercial disk imaging software )
When I did that .. the data copied but the capacity of SD card turned into 2 GB as the old one …
Then I tried to reformat it by using the same program .. but the memory has completely disappeared from my computer window .. but inside (manage partitions ) it was appear … also inside .. formatting it .. deleting partition .. low format & quick format …… nothing changes .. the partition is hidden
Then I used a program called ( EASEUS Partition Master 9.1.1 Home Edition ) trying to format it and bring it to be shown again .. it appeared and by its full capacity 32 GB and it was seems that it has no problem
After that when I tried to copy data ( and it was 5 GB ) .. by copy and paste this time .. data copied ( or seems to be copied ) .. and when I unplugged it form usb port and re-plug It … the capacity seems to be 30 GB .. free space is 25 GB .. and used space is 5 GB .. until now it seems to be no problem .. but when you check out data .. its appears to be 1 GB only and no data after this 1 GB is stored .. try to save a new data .. it appears to be copied .. its working .. unplag memory and replug it … capacity 30 GB . used 5 GB . free space 25 GB .. but nothing saved .. only it has the 1st 1 GB data and nothing saved after it .. and then I tried to use MS windows scan and fix .. it shows this message (Some problems were found and fixed .Any files that were affected by these problems were moved to a folder named "Found" on the device or disk. Your device or disk is now ready to use.
If you removed the device or disk before all files were fully written to it, parts of some files might still be missing. If so, go back to the source and recopy those files to your device or disk )
And it seems that the files goes to this folder and its all has a named FILE0000.CHK
Unplugging memory reader and replug it will hide this folder again and we have to rescan and fix it to be shown again
I also tried program called (HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool)
And also tried slow format
And same problem is still exist
Please tell me what I have to do

Last edited by Anupam; 04. May 2012 at 07:48 PM. Reason: Edited out unnecessary multiple mention of commercial software
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Old 04. May 2012, 05:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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First try to refrain from mentioning commercial software or risk being zapped by Anupam

Just a couple of observations, I'm not sure why you tried to copy an image from your 2GB drive to the 32GB drive using image software instead of just copying the file directly.
Do you know what file system your 32 GB memory card was using? I have never used a "memory card" but I frequently use pen drives/USB drives. (Differences Between USB Flash Drive vs. SD Card) They have always came with the Fat32 file system. Follow this LINK for more information on memory cards/USB drive file systems.

I have always used the FAT32 file system because I never expect to read/write files larger than 4 GB. I'm using WinXP and have found that formatting a USB drive to the NTFS file system can be a little tricky.

I would suggest booting from a Linux Live CD and reformat your memory card to the Fat32 file system and then boot back to Windows and see what the new size is. There are many different Linux live CDs to choose from Ubuntu is a popular one. You can also get a peek at a Linux operating system

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Old 04. May 2012, 07:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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First try to refrain from mentioning commercial software or risk being zapped by Anupam

Just a couple of observations, I'm not sure why you tried to copy an image from your 2GB drive to the 32GB drive using image software instead of just copying the file directly.
Do you know what file system your 32 GB memory card was using? I have never used a "memory card" but I frequently use pen drives/USB drives. (Differences Between USB Flash Drive vs. SD Card) They have always came with the Fat32 file system. Follow this LINK for more information on memory cards/USB drive file systems.

I have always used the FAT32 file system because I never expect to read/write files larger than 4 GB. I'm using WinXP and have found that formatting a USB drive to the NTFS file system can be a little tricky.

I would suggest booting from a Linux Live CD and reformat your memory card to the Fat32 file system and then boot back to Windows and see what the new size is. There are many different Linux live CDs to choose from Ubuntu is a popular one. You can also get a peek at a Linux operating system
I tried to copy an image from my 2GB drive to the 32GB drive using image software becuase this 2 GB drive includes alot of installed software in my cellphone .. so i did that for no need to reinstall those softwares again ...
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Ok so your using the SD memory card for your cell phone. I used to own a Blackberry and it came with a CD that installed software to my computer. The software was used to sync my multimedia and also back-up the phones operating system including any installed apps. I do remember that I upgraded my memory card from a 2GB to a 4GB and it did not effect my phones operating system but at the time I was using the bare bones OS which was stored its core memory. To be honest I've never heard of making an image of a SD card (thats not to say it can't be done). I just now looked it up and it can be done using Linux. Do you recall the file system on your 2GB and the 32GB cards? I wonder if you had copied the contents from the 2GB to the 32GB at the beginning if it would have worked for you. You may try to restore the 32GB SD card to correct file system and then copy the contents of the 2GB drive to it. You problems maybe rooted in the type of file system that was on your SD drives to start with. What I mean by File systems is for example NTSF or Fat32 plus many others that may not be relevant to this discussion.



Something I forgot to mention in my previous post was a bootable CD called Rescatux which among other things can check and fix filesystems. It's also a great tool to have around because it also fixes Windows booting problems.

It may help to tell us the type of phone your using such as BlackBerry, Android or a Iphone also the operating system installed on you computer such as Winxp, Vista or Win7. Try going to phones manufactures website and having a look around for something such as backup software you can install on your computer that may help you. There also happens to be a member and editor of this forum by the name of Jojoyee who has a good working knowledge of smart phone devices. Look him up and PM him.

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