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I have a 2 GB Micro SD card. It was working very fine before few months ago and when I changed the phone I got a new one with that so I didn't use my Old one for a while. But few days ago I need some old data from that card and I inserted it in my laptop and it is giving me error (As shown in picture).

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I tried out this link but it couldn't help me.

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Are you inserting the microSD card using a phone cable or an SD card adapter? Also, have you tried inserting the microSD card on just one machine or multiple different machines? –  TookTheRook Aug 4 '11 at 14:27
    
Yes I have tried on different computers too and I'm trying to inserting it through SD card adapter. –  avirk Aug 4 '11 at 15:00
    
Let me know if it doesn't work even if you use the SD card adapter. Also, do you have your old phone? Does the microSD card still work with the old phone? –  TookTheRook Aug 4 '11 at 15:02
    
No now the phone is also not reading it that's a big problem if phone cud read I would copy the data on phone memory. –  avirk Aug 4 '11 at 15:04
    
I recommend only using brand name SD cards and USB flash drives. I've experienced a few failures (most not my own), but I've never seen a SanDisk fail. –  paradroid Aug 18 '12 at 11:29
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PCInspector has a tool (Smart Recovery) that can recover data from memory cards. In my experience it works pretty well. It only searches for image files, though. If you're looking for other file types (ie, you use this SD card as a memory stick) PCInspector has another file recovery utility that has worked for me pretty well.

They are both free (as in beer).

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It seems that the memory card may be corrupted. Follow the instructions here to recover data from your microSD card.

Basically, the article recommends to open the command prompt and run Chkdsk e: /r where e: is the name of the drive (so M: in your case) and /r tells it to repair the issues it finds with the card.

Good luck.

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When I tried that I got an error that " The type of the file system is RAW. CHKDSK is not available for RAW files." Sounds like my card has completely dead. –  avirk Aug 4 '11 at 15:37
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