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So I was just taking some pictures with my Xperia T, after a few shots, the camera app said it couldn't save the pictures because there was no memory card installed.
I have a 32GB Kingston memory card that's worked flawlessly since I bought it and has never been taken out of the phone since purchase.

I've tried cleaning it, using another phone, nearly everything.

Also, the SD card doesn't show up in Windows/ doesn't show up in settings > storage/ can't run Chkdsk on it/ fails to mount in Recovery.

Sometimes there's a pop up saying the card needs to be formatted before use, but as I have nearly 10gb's of data on it, formatting is not an option. My guess is that because I was taking so many pictures, one of the images must have failed to save properly and corrupted the card?


If so is there anything I can do?
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If you are getting that pop up message about formatting it, it probably means that your filesystem on the SD card is corrupt. That's good and bad.

First the bad: you'll need to reformat that SD card.

The good: you can still save your images using recovery tools. Yes even on an SD card, it's possible
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