Micro SD Card Stumper!! Help recovering files off RAW partition!!?

Okay, here is a tough one for everyone.

Yesterday A friend handed me their SanDisk micro SDHC Class 2 4GB card and told me that their phone stopped reading it and asked if I could take a look at it because they are illiterate with technology.

Fine. Not a problem – UNTIL i started looking at it.

What I have found:
- The card when used with any of 3 card readers shows as a RAW partition, unformated card
- It states that the capacity is 1.30 TB!!! That’s right, TERABYTES – on a 4 GB card?!
- I have attempted to use about a dozen of the most successful disk recovery, partition repair, etc programs on it – half won’t regognize it the other half say its a healthy volume telling me the above details are accurate

Frankly, I’m stuck.

I feel if I can just get the raw partition size corrected, or change it to a FAT system, or even a HIGH level (NOT LOW LEVEL) format, that one or more recovery tools would work

The kicker is that they have some extremely important files on there, images especially that they DO NOT want to lose.

Any suggestions are more than appreciated!!
I’ve used/am using a micromate card reader so i know compatibility is there.

As for easeus software – it seems solid but the first scan to recover partitions i did failed – i am in the middle of a full scan with the full version of the product.

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  1. mrresearchman says:

    Try this link

  2. John b says:

    Recover My Files data recovery software will recover deleted files emptied from the Windows Recycle Bin, or lost due to the format or corruption of a hard drive, virus or Trojan infection, unexpected system shutdown or software failure.

    Good tool: http://www.recovermyfiles.com/

  3. comtech391 says:

    The downside is compatibility. A gadget that supports SHDC will read all your old SD cards, but don’t expect your SD-friendly digital camera, memory card reader or that slot in your notebook to be capable of using SDHC cards. For now, devices with SDHC-compatible slots are few and far between – SanDisk’s own documentation lists 35 devices

    Research the device.

  4. Peter says:

    you may try asoftech photo recovery pro (http://www.asoftech.com/apr/). If I’m not wrong, they can support RAW format.

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