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Ghost files and possible recovery in sdcard #2329

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GamaXplorer opened this Issue Feb 25, 2019 · 7 comments

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GamaXplorer commented Feb 25, 2019

While deleting files through storage analyser, an enormous number of items have seemingly disappeared. Although sdmaid and my regular explorer say the space is still being occupied, when going in depth the files simply aren't there and can not be accessed in any way.
Is there any way to get these files back?

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d4rken commented Feb 25, 2019

Hm not sure what you mean, can you share some screenshots?
What does the history in SD Maids statistics show?

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GamaXplorer commented Feb 25, 2019

@d4rken sorry, i'm unnable to post screenshots at the moment.
The history doesn't show anythig out of place. However, sd maid has now become unnable to read my sd card through storage analyser.

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GamaXplorer commented Feb 25, 2019

all i can give i'm afraid

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d4rken commented Feb 25, 2019

However, sd maid has now become unnable to read my sd card through storage analyser.

What happens if you try?

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GamaXplorer commented Feb 25, 2019

@d4rken it just doesnt show up.
I've connected the device to my pc and it also can't read it, so i'm starting to think the problem is with the sd card

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d4rken commented Feb 25, 2019

I'm a bit confused. Is this about recovering deleted files, or about missing free space?

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d4rken commented Feb 25, 2019

For recovery see here:
https://github.com/d4rken/sdmaid-public/wiki/Frequently-Asked-Questions#recover-deleted-files

If you are missing free space, it's possible the deleted files were sparse files:
https://github.com/d4rken/sdmaid-public/wiki/explorer#file-size

Another, but rare, possibility is that the filesystem didn't correctly mark the space as freed, then this could point to a faulty sdcard. In that case I'd try to fix the filesystem from a desktop computer.

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