first time here and I'm in sort of despair!

I recently purchased a 32GB (class 10) memory card for my Samsung Galaxy S2. All went fine, the card was recognized, I could write and read from it, both, on the computer and the phone so I set it as the default storage for my camera.
The problems start here.
Last week, after shooting some videos, I wanted to check them at home but realized that the videos and some of the photos are not shown, the videos cannot be played by the phone or dropbox player or VLC on computer, jpg's are corrupted too.

I tried formatting the card, but the problem still persists. I'm pretty stumped right now and don't have any ideas on how to fix this.

Any help appreciated, thanks!

1 Answer 1


This might be some compatibility issue -- despite the fact that it seemed to work fine initially.

It's not the first time I read such in connection with a class-10 card. I'd recommend to get yourself a class-6 (good enough and fast enough -- only in rare cases you would really note any difference), maybe preferably from a different brand than the current class-10, and give that a try.

Chances are very good your trouble will disappear this way.

  • Great shame to hear this. Are there any chances I could fix my video files and images. I haven't tried any restoring yet, but I guess, if it's a compatibility issue that would mess up the whole file, not just it's headers?
    – Pankucins
    May 11, 2013 at 21:25
  • IMHO, most likely the entire file(s) will be corrupted, yes. But you can try using recovery tools. Though I don't know any tools to repair broken images/videos, that does not mean they do not exist. First step of course is to make a 1:1 backup ASAP ("image copy" your card; that's also what forensics specialists do first, to preserve as much of the current state as possible), and then work with the copy while "preserving" the original. This way you can always do a fresh restart without having anything destroyed.
    – Izzy
    May 11, 2013 at 21:30

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