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Insert and Remove the Memory Card of Samsung Galaxy S4

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How do I recover the date from a damaged SD card in the smartphone?

My 32 GB SD card from my Samsung Galaxy S4 out of the nowhere said that it was damaged and I don't get access to my files in there since then. Not even if I connect the phone to the computer. I have tried several software programs for recovery but nothing has worked so far. Photos and data need to be recovered.

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    Your best bet is to take the microSD card out of the smartphone.
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    Insert the microSD into a microSD-to-SD adapter (optional) and into a card reader of your PC.
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    Launch File Manager by pressing the Windows key and "E".
    Note the new disk drive letter for your microSD card.
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    If no new drives appear, press the Windows key and type "disk management".
    Press "Enter".
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    Find your microSD on the list of "Disk" drives at the lower pane of the window and right-click the disk.
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    Select "Change Drive Letter and Paths...".
    Assign a new letter to your drive. If that does not work, then skip to step 9.
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    Press the Windows key and type "cmd".
    Press "Enter".
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    Type "chkdsk /x /f e:" where "e:" needs to be changed to your drive with the microSD.
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    Download and install file recovery tools.
    Here are some programs that might help you:
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    If data were really important to you and you cannot restore the required files, then you can ship the microSD to Recoverfab who will restore the contents for you.
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    If you just want to format the microSD card and use it as new, press the Windows key and type "disk management".
    Press "Enter". Locate your disk in the lower pane of the window and right-click it. Select "Mark Partition as Active". Select "Format..." The file system can be exFAT.
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I can't figure out where to put the memory card in my phone?

I took the back off but can't see where the card actually goes.

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Knowing where to put your SD card can be confusing. You will need to take the back cover off your phone to access the SD card. The steps are discussed in our main guide, which you can find by scrolling to the top of this Q&A article, and clicking on the title text. This will open the main guide.

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There, you will see a detailed list of steps, complete with scene shots and images showing you where to look for the SD card slot.

Is there an easy way to upgrade the SD card to a larger one?

Upgrading from 32 to 64GB SD card without SD card reader.

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Purchasing a new card will be the easiest way to get a larger SD card.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to increase the memory of your SD card. It is fixed at whatever size card you purchased. Therefore, if you have a 32 GB card, purchasing a new 64 GB card is the only way to increase the 32 GB limit you currently have.

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In order to copy the contents of the 32 GB card to the 64 GB one, you will need to use a computer with a card reader. You would need to move the applications back to the phone memory or uninstall them before you would copy the contents of the microSD card because cloning to a larger size might pose trouble. You would just need to copy pictures, music, videos, etc., then to another card.

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I have a side slot for the microSD card. How do I remove the card safely?

I have one of the older Samsung cellphone version with the microSD card slot on the outside left side of the phone. How do I remove the card?

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Insert and Remove the Memory Card of Samsung Galaxy S4

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Phone not recognizing SD card, but does in any other phone and computer?

I put an SD card in my phone Samsung S4, never had an issue until today. I put it in and won't even pick it up!

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When I insert my SD card the phone slows down and some applications don't work?

Some files in my SD card started renaming themselves and when I open media players and galleries they seem to have a lag and some times they don't work but when I remove the SD card everything seems to work fine.

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I removed my SD card without "un-mounting"?

Now when I put the card back in, it is not recognized. How do I remount without losing all my data?

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My wife smashed her phone screen. Can I buy her a used phone and put her SD card in it?

I can get a used phone on Craigslist.

Yes, but you have to take the following aspects into consideration:

  • some of the data on your wife's phone can be stored in the internal memory of the phone, and they will not be accessible on the microSD card;
  • the phone that you buy on Craigslist must have a microSD slot;
  • the phone that you buy on Craigslist must support the microSD size of your current wife's phone (the size is written on the microSD card: so just ask the seller about it);
  • you can restore more data if you use the same OS on the phone that you buy (Android, Windows Phone, or Blackberry). The version of the OS does not matter (having Android 4.4.2 or Android 6.0, for example, makes no difference). Restoring data happens when setting up your phone and logging in with your credentials;
  • you may need to clean up your microSD card on a computer, as many files on the card will not be used on a newer phone.
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My Phone got some water on it and now the SD-card slot won't read it?

Can I take the card out while the phone is still on?

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My neighbor needs to borrow my old phone, if he puts in his SIM card, will it delete my photos on the phone?

My neighbor needs to borrow my old phone, if he puts in his SIM card, will it delete my photos on the phone?

Your photos are saved on your phone internal memory, switching to another SIM card would not erase your saved photos, unless someone do a factory reset, a hard reset, or manually delete them.

I'm trying to remove the tiny card in the SIDE of my phone, to use with a card-reader to transfer photos from my phone to my Apple laptop iPhoto?

How do I transfer photos from my Samsung Galaxy phone to iPhoto?. I have tried: Removed the back of the phone, removed the SIM card, put the back on again. But I still can't open the little hinged "door" to remove the tiny memory card.. I think it was caused by: I really don't know.

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SanDisk 32 GB SDHC card for the phone?

I bought a SanDisk 32 GB SDHC card for the phone, in order to have more memory for loading music & photos, but I do not see it on my PC and don't know how to use it in my phone. I have tried: Install and look for the extra memory on my PC. The phone shows an extra amount of memory, but don't know how to use it and put files on it. I think it was caused by: No problems yet

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How do I remove all of the things that contain my private information?

My phone died on me last week. I have a replacement and need to send the old phone back to AT&T but I want to make sure that I removed everything that I need before sending it

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