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Samsung Galaxy S5 Corrupt Data In microSD Card Issue & Other Related Problems

Welcome to another part of our troubleshooting series where we aim to resolve the #Samsung Galaxy #S5 issues that some of our readers are experiencing. In this latest installment of the series we will tackle the Galaxy S5 corrupt data in microSD card issue & other related problems. What happens in this case is that some data, such as photos, are inaccessible. In other scenarios the card itself can’t be read by the phone. We will take a look at some of the issues of this nature sent to us by our readers and will provide the best troubleshooting steps that needs to be done to resolve the problem.

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S5 Corrupts Pictures In microSD Card

Problem: I have an issue with my s5 where it corrupts pictures once I move them to my sd card. I am aware of the apps that can recover these pictures, but am wondering if there is any way to prevent my hardware (s5) from corrupting them in the first place??

Solution: You will need to determine first if the problem is caused by the phone or the microSD card itself. To do this just insert another microSD card to your phone then check if the problem still occurs. If it doesn’t then there’s a possibility that the card you have is defective.

If the problem still occurs then this is most likely caused by the phone. The best thing to do in this case is to backup your phone data and do a factory reset. This way you can check if a glitch in the phone software is causing the problem. Once the reset is done check if the pictures still get corrupt when moved to the microSD card.

S5 microSD Card Gets Corrupt

Problem: I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 which is only 16 gb in storage capacity. I’ve faced this problem before where I was using a memory card and had all my photos in it. The memory card one day just got corrupt and data was unrecoverable with any method. I recently got a new sandisk extreme  memory card again after like a year transferred all my photos and one day later faced the same issue but this time the device was updated and then the card got corrupt. I have all the photos backed up this time but I want to know how to solve this issue. Please help

Solution: Try taking out the microSD card from your phone and have it read by your computer. You will need a card reader to do this. If the card can be read by your computer then the issue could be caused by your phone probably due to the software update. I suggest you backup your phone data then do a factory reset. Once the reset is done reinsert the card back to your phone then check if it can now be read.

If however the computer can’t read the microSD card then it is most likely corrupt already. I suggest you replace this card with a new one.

S5 Unable To Move. File Already Exists Error

Problem: Whenever I try to move my pictures to my Samsung memory card [it used to work correctly] it says “Unable to move. File already exists. ” The Card is formatted so it should work.

Solution: Does the microSD card have some photos stored in it? If it does then it may have some photos stored  that are using the same name as the one’s you are moving. Try creating a new folder in the microSD card then move the photos there.

You should also try using a different microSD card and see if the issue still occurs. If it doesn’t then the microSD card that you have could be defective.

S5 microSD Card Unreadable

Problem: my phone states that the SD card is unreadable. I spent time with IT and formatted the SD card on my mac to the correct (FAT) formatting however my phone cant read the SD card even though my buddies can, just fine. I’m just outside of samsung warranty and wasn’t sure if there was an app or something i could do to get the extra space I from the SD, 16GB. I appreciate any help.

Solution: Have you tried using a different microSD card on your phone? If you haven’t then try using it and check if the issue still occurs.

Another factor that can cause this issue is a glitch in the phone software. If this is the case I suggest you backup your phone data and do a factory reset.

One other thing that you should check is the contact between the microsD card and its slot. Make sure that the card is inserted in the correct orientation and that it is secured ( not moving around).

S5 Device Storage Still Full Even After Moving Data To microSD Card

Problem: I have an s5 active. Device storage 16gb ext.storage 64gb. Device storage is completely full. I have transferred all pics,files etc.. to my sd card. The apps are the only thing i have on device.11gb of apps. I’ve transfered apps to my sd card but doesn’t seem to lower storage issue. I’ve plugged device into computer and tried transferring files. Ily transfer didn’t work

Related Problem: Galaxy s5 i transferred everything i could to my 64gb samsung sd card. My device storage is still showing its full 10gb and its all system apps. What can i do to solve storage problem

Solution: One effective way to increase the available storage space of the phone is to start the device in recovery mode then wipe its cache partition. This will delete the temporary data stored in the phone which could be eating up too much space.

Another storage space hog are gaming apps. If you have several gaming apps installed in your device then expect it to eat up a lot of space. You may want to consider uninstalling some of the gaming apps that you don’t regularly play.

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