Rescuing photos from a "damaged" SD card with Android
July 3, 2014 3:05 PM Subscribe
I have a Macbook; my friend has an old Android phone. I plugged his phone into my computer to get some videos and photos. He unplugged it before I could properly eject it, and his phone now doesn't recognize the card. It says it's damaged and asks him to reformat. Is there any way for me to rescue the files on this card?
posted by Kutsuwamushi to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
The phone is probably a Chinese rip-off, and the card is an 8GB SD Micro. If I use an adapter and plug it in to my mac again (without the phone, it doesn't work with the phone), the card has what appears to be a set of default phone folders that are empty, where before it had a lot of folders full of files.
I tried searching Google but I'm only getting results for software you pay for or suggestions to buy specialist tech, neither of which are possible right now.