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Registered: ‎02-23-2018

Knock off SD Card and corrupt files

Hi there.  I bought a SanDisk Ultra 64GB microSDXC UHS-I card from Amazon and took some footage with a GoPro Hero 5 Session. 

When I went to view my videos through the app, I was able to.  But thte second time, nothing was viewable.  It showed a bunch of thumbnail files and the videos showed all 0:01 seconds.

 

I read some of the reviews on the card and a couple people wondered if these are just knock off cards, and maybe that's why my files got corupted?  So, 

 

1.  Can you verify a SD card is authentic?

2.  Can you revover files that were taken with a GoPro?  I'm using a program called EaseUS Data Roecovery and it seems to be finding a lot of data but the extensions are ".CHK" <-- lots of these files, ".THM", ".LRV", ".MP4". Anyone with tips on how to actually view these files?  It apears that I have over 11GB of files here but I don't want to pay to get a peice of software that will just recover a bunch of broken files that don't amount to anything useable.

 

Any help would be appreciated!

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SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎07-23-2010

Re: Knock off SD Card and corrupt files

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Try a free app:  https://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec_Step_By_Step  Not just a Free to Download, Free to Try, $$$ to Actually Recover app.

 

http://www.scanwith.com/download/Recuva.htm is free also.  This one is a little older but is totally free also: http://download.cnet.com/Restoration/3000-2094_4-10322950.html

Ed
Important files = Backed up files
Newbie
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎02-23-2018

Re: Knock off SD Card and corrupt files

Thanks Ed, I'll go through these options right away and hope for the best!

Newbie
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎01-01-2018

Re: Knock off SD Card and corrupt files

Yes, I have read the same. To recover my videos I have used recovery software called Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery and rest still remains a mystery. even I want to know if it's authentic. Smiley Sad 

SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎07-23-2010

Re: Knock off SD Card and corrupt files

But Ellinor your suggestion costs $49.99  SPAM 

Ed
Important files = Backed up files
Newbie
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎02-23-2018

Re: Knock off SD Card and corrupt files

Just posted on the GoPro forum, thought I would post here.

 

I downloaded a bunch of programs people have suggested but on a video repair forum People were talking about this software specifically for GoPro files.  Apparently the complex way GoPro writes files gives the other software problems and like mentioned, they are all kind of pricey.

 

I downloaded this demo version and after the scan, I could see thumbnails of my videos.....and surprisingly the price was really low...14.95 USD.  I figure I'll roll the dice for 15 bucks.

 

It worked....perfectly.  And I mean perfectly.  I only used the card for a couple of days so there wasn't a ton to recover but it got everything I recorded.

 

Worth every penny and then some.  If you have lost GoPro files and have tried other programs already, try this one.  It's pretty awesome!

 

https://www.goprorecovery.co.uk/

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Posts: 7
Registered: ‎02-23-2018

Re: Knock off SD Card and corrupt files

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ONe more thing to add....I was told that my SanDisk "Ultra" (exact name at the top of this thread) wasn't the right SD Card for the GoPro.  

 

Theres apparently recommended SD cards and I should have been good with the "SanDisk Extreme", not Ultra.  Not sure if that contributed to my problem but thought Id mention it anyway.

 

If you have a GoPro and want to get a Sandisk SD Card, it would be good to check out the link here to help you pick (the right) SD card

 

https://gopro.com/help/articles/block/microSD-Card-Considerations

 

Good luck!

SanDisk Guru
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   $29.90  

 

Reads like SPAM postings to me.

 

www.spamgoprorecovery.co.uk/Purchase_Now/purchase_now.html

Ed
Important files = Backed up files
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Registered: ‎02-23-2018

Re: Knock off SD Card and corrupt files

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HI Ed, not sure what you're referring to as SPAM 29.90?  you've posted a link that has spam in the wording......but in any case, if you're referring to my post of trying to help, no it is not SPAM.

 

I'm just a dude that lost some files and wanted to share my solution.  

 

My post as well as the other person's post are not spam and I'd appreciate you not warping the intent of my message.  If a person has a mechanical problem with a car and they recommend a good mechanic who will charge to fix it (I'm pretty sure I don't know any free mechanics), is that also spam?

 

 

 BTW, your first post also recommends software that costs money.  Spam?

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Re: Knock off SD Card and corrupt files

If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck...

 

The mechanic analogy is interesting.  When the recommended mechanic will charge one hundred bucks to fix the problem  while another mechanic will do the same job for free, who would you choose?

 

If someone recommends a mechanic to you does it matter if the mechanic they recommend is their son, brother, father, or gives discounts to the recommender for each new customer they send, and they fail to mention that connection?  Would you still feel like it's a good recommendation? 

 

If you feel a commercial product you use is a good option be fair and mention how much it cost you.  Otherwise, if it looks like a duck...

Ed
Important files = Backed up files