Recover from Corrupted SD card / USB SD card reader May be corrupting

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I thought I would pass on my experience with recovering from video and still photos from a corrupted SD card from my Wife's Android. I suspect my USB SD card reader that I use for my Linux box once in a blue moon for my Dash cam vids may be the source of this. I see a few times people talk about the corrupted SD cards.

If you want me to get quickly to the point
- Zar X
http://www.howtogeek.com/232931/how-to-recover-images-off-a-corrupted-sd-card/

now for my lengthy story

In the summer of last year, my wife started having cases where the internal storage in her Samsung S4 wasn't enough so I got her a 32 gb sd card and she promptly moved her videos and photographs to that card.
I have a few SD card readers, two of which are USB based that I use for my Linux box. I noticed that for one of them, there seemed to be corruption for my dash cam videos. I thought it was because of the format of the SD card on windows box or how I removed or inserted the card from my Dash cam or computer. I use it so rarely, I never really connected the dots.

This winter, my wives phone totally crashed during an OS upgrade. A common problem, can't interrupt an OS upgrade and she did. Despite trying to bring the phone back to life with several attempts it was dead. Fortunately I got her an SD card early Fall last year.

The sd card looked ok, I left it in this USB Flash drive that can hold micro SD card for a few weeks. When I came back to copy the files to my NIX box I noticed the folder names were corrupted. I tried other card readers and got the same. I did a windows scan fix on my Windows box and the folder names where NOT in greek letter file names, but only a fraction of the videos and photo graphs seemed to be on the SD card.

My wife had photos and videos of family members who have since passed away so I had to make every effort to recover the files.

If you ever have dash cam videos you want to recover, check out this.
http://www.howtogeek.com/232931/how-to-recover-images-off-a-corrupted-sd-card/
This is a windows program.

Before running Zar X, I had only 600 photo graphs from the SD card, I now have 1700. It recovered both wmv and mp4 video files including the videos of my mother who passed away.

Later this week I will confirm one of my SD card readers is the source of the corruption.
 
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Looks good. Did you use the free version to recover the video files? The website suggests the free version is only for images.
 
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Looks good. Did you use the free version to recover the video files? The website suggests the free version is only for images.
I got the limited demo version, but still was able to restore video files.
 

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Really good news. The usual solution for recovering a corrupted SD card is to use cmd. While holding down Win + R and typing chkdsk [drive letter]: /f /r>Click Y to confirm. Note Parameter / f – repairs errors on the memory card; parameter / r – repairs corrupted sectors on the disk. I also saw that someone provided a solution to reinstall SD Card Drivers, but I am not sure if it works.
 

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This same thing happened with me also, and it’s quite irritating. But you can perform video file recovery from SD card/USB drive or other external storage devices with the help of some effective solutions. You can either retrieve video files through a backup option or with the use of CMD command. And if you won’t have a backup of your files then you can go with CMD.
 
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