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SD Card refuses to reformat, and data doesn't delete

coolcommando54
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So I have a sandisk 32gb ultra sd card that I've been using mainly on my phone for spotify music and a couple photos. The card was working until a couple weeks ago when my phone said something along the lines of "error on sd. remove damaged card". I went onto my pc and couldn't open the drive. Recovery software wasn't working and I eventually gave up. So then this afternoon I popped it back into my pc, and the sd card is accessible again. I backed it up and decided the best course of action was to reformat it. When reformatting using the windows tool I get the error "windows was unable to complete the formatting". I then tried the sd memory card formatter (here https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/index.html) and despite using quick and overwrite formats it simply did nothing and all the data is still there. I even deleted all the files and plugged it back into my pc. When I looked at the drive, all the files are still there. Even though I manually deleted them. 

To clarify, I'd like some help finding a solution to fix or format the card. I don't care about the info on it. Thanks!

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2 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

Probalby a bad card, they normally go read only when something goes wrong. Id just get a new card. You can't really fix it.

Yeap, there is little to no action you can do here and probably if you try to do more stuff with it, you will eventually make the damage grow. good thing you dont care about that info tbh

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Sadly had this happen to me before.

 

Used recovery software, sd recovery software, nothing worked. It's FUBAR.

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7 minutes ago, coolcommando54 said:

So I have a sandisk 32gb ultra sd card that I've been using mainly on my phone for spotify music and a couple photos. The card was working until a couple weeks ago when my phone said something along the lines of "error on sd. remove damaged card". I went onto my pc and couldn't open the drive. Recovery software wasn't working and I eventually gave up. So then this afternoon I popped it back into my pc, and the sd card is accessible again. I backed it up and decided the best course of action was to reformat it. When reformatting using the windows tool I get the error "windows was unable to complete the formatting". I then tried the sd memory card formatter (here https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/index.html) and despite using quick and overwrite formats it simply did nothing and all the data is still there. I even deleted all the files and plugged it back into my pc. When I looked at the drive, all the files are still there. Even though I manually deleted them. 

To clarify, I'd like some help finding a solution to fix or format the card. I don't care about the info on it. Thanks!

Your card is probably on its way out. But I think Sandisk has a lifetime warranty on some of their SD cards? You might be able to get a new one for free.

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14 minutes ago, ibabyslapper said:

Your card is probably on its way out. But I think Sandisk has a lifetime warranty on some of their SD cards? You might be able to get a new one for free.

Sent them a message. Will hopefully get a response in the next couple days

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Sounds like a bad drive. Have you tried disk clean in Diskpart? 

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