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File names are gibberish, can't open, can't remove

I have a 16gb SanDisk micro card that worked fine for the first month that I had it. I noticed this morning that all the file names and folder names are gibberish symbols only and I can't open them. I can't move them, delete them, copy, etc. I seem to be able to write new files to the disk and open them just fine. In addition, the number of files grew from 114 (which is WAY more than I had on the card to begin with) to 292 now, and the total number of GB of all these files is 181 GB. How can this be, when the card only holds 16? Please help!!

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  • pam_seino Jan 30, 2009

    My computer no longer detects the card when I insert it, so I cannot format it like that. Any other suggestions? THanks so much for the help!!!

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There is a problem with 16GB micro sd cards from china.
you must run chkdsk to correct the error then you can format the card.
This does not fix fault with the card as it will happen again this only allows you to reformat the card.

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Hi there...you must format first your SanDisk it's damage by viruses. (using pc or notebook or else)...after that if you have PC or notebook you must install recovery program like "Office Recovery".put the micro card in card reader connect it to your pc it will detect by windows..open the office recovery..chose "media heal for removable disk" scan it and you can chose which one you want to back up to your pc/notebook and copy that back to your micro sd

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    rheecho Jan 31, 2009

    ok then.. if your pc /notebook can't detect this device, try put this in the your mmc slot at your cell phone.then using your cell phone menu to format this device.after format complete from your cell phone and you can backup your data with recovery program....good luck...

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