I was hoping some of you could advise me with recovering files (photos) from micro SD card that went corrupt. I know that in some cases nothing can be done, but I want to try everything before going to data-recovery company and pay huge amount of money.
The card is 7 days old Kingston micro SDXC 64GB UHS-I U3 and was used only in Canon digital camera. It worked fine first couple of days. Two days ago I took the card out of camera to review the photos taken that day on Win10 laptop (using included SD adapter), but shamefully didn't make a copy of them right away (around 80 pics). Then I took the card out without using "safely remove". I put the card back to the camera, everything was ok, pictures were still there and I continued shooting for another day. The next day the camera suddenly reported memory card error.
Now the PC isn't able to recognize the card at all. It beeps when connecting, but that's it. The card isn't visible in explorer nor Disk Manager. I connected the card using USB adapter this time to linux machine. It still doesn't work and is shown in "Disks" GUI utility as "Generic-SD/MMC" in /dev/sdb with "No medium" in volumes section. Fdisk doesn't list it. When I tried to do dd copy, i get "no media in /dev/sdb" error. The dmesg output when connecting the card is following:
[27291.152026] usb 2-5: new high-speed USB device number 10 using ehci-pci [27291.541450] usb 2-5: New USB device found, idVendor=0bda, idProduct=0119 [27291.541454] usb 2-5: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3 [27291.541457] usb 2-5: Product: USB2.0-CRW [27291.541459] usb 2-5: Manufacturer: Generic [27291.541461] usb 2-5: SerialNumber: 20090815198100000 [27291.543000] usb-storage 2-5:1.0: USB Mass Storage device detected [27291.543102] scsi host20: usb-storage 2-5:1.0 [27292.541909] scsi 20:0:0:0: Direct-Access Generic- SD/MMC 1.00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 CCS [27292.542209] sd 20:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0 [27298.549150] sd 20:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
I don't care about the card but I really do care about the photos. I am poor student so I'm willing to try everything before paying $100+ to some data recovery company. Thank you for any help.