I recently installed a new SD card in my phone, so I moved all of my music from my phone to my SD. After I moved my music, I noticed that all of my soundtracks were corrupted. Each of them only had about 5 songs and I couldn't play them. I followed the instructions here, deleted my Music Player's application data, restarted my phone, etc., and then my soundtracks were completely gone.

Alright, something must have happened during the copy right? So I copy my soundtracks back to my phone, try to open them in my file browser, and it says:

Sorry, the player does not support this type of audio file

For mp3s that I was playing just yesterday.

So I restart my phone again, and what happens? My files aren't even there. Soundtrack folder is empty.

Anyone have any thoughts on what's going on?

  • That looks very much like a faulty SD card, doesn't it? I'd suggest you put it in your PC and test it thoroughly with a badblocks program.
    – ce4
    Commented Oct 10, 2013 at 5:43
  • Any non-Linux suggestions? Commented Oct 10, 2013 at 5:47
  • On Windows, if you right-click on the SD card "drive" and click Properties, there's a button in there somewhere. I don't know how to do it on Mac OS.
    – Dan Hulme
    Commented Oct 10, 2013 at 10:15
  • Good, then I'll run it when I'm on my Windows box. Commented Oct 10, 2013 at 15:34

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That sounds like a bad SD Card. Insist doing that over and over again, with sound files and movie files as well.

  • I received it yesterday from an individual vendor on Amazon, so maybe it is a dodgy SD. Commented Oct 10, 2013 at 15:33
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    Do not trust them anymore... buy from official store, it is expensive but you will not have any surprises
    – user42949
    Commented Oct 11, 2013 at 5:35
  • Agreed, I'm probably going to try returning it tonight. Commented Oct 11, 2013 at 14:14

I believe this is not specifically to do with your SD Card.

Did you have songs in a play list?

I find my music is fine unless I add it to a play list, if I do tracks get deleted.

  • I believe I had one album that I was listening to at the time which was still getting deleted, but yes, the majority of the music I was listening to was on a playlist. I haven't had the problem since I got my new SD card, so I think that was it. Commented Dec 2, 2013 at 17:02

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