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By  jbuckets_404  |  38

Too many negative votes, comment buried. Show the comment

  chyiochan  |  30

Do not do this. If you ever find an SD card, there is always a risk of a virus. To open up the SD card and back everything up onto your computer? It's one of the first things they taught us in HS 10+ years ago. Do not plug in a random USB/SD card!

  jbuckets_404  |  38

Chiochan, there's a big difference between simply reading the directory contents/ file copying/ backing up a microSD memory card vs. actually executing possibly-infected programs on it. (That's why Windows disables auto-run whenever a USB jumb drive is inserted into a USB port.) Also, it's the function of A/V to prevent against viruses. Backing up your hard-drive/ cell phone is no different vs. execution of infected files/ apps.
--30 Yrs Experience as Computer Hardware/ Software Engineer

PS Don't understand the hate from everyone on my original post asserting prudence & common sense. Granted, not everyone would've realized the ability to backup jic before formatting, but wasn't I polite nonetheless in my post #1? Whatever....

By  RockPrincess26  |  16

Today, after two months of messing with this person who found my lost SD card, they formatted it. I probably should've just taken it back with a thank you. Now, everything's gone. FML

By  drego5  |  28

OP, if you just did a Quick Format you can still probably recover everything from the card. There are tools out there (I prefer Easeus Data Recovery Wizard Pro) that can still save the data. Most of the time, we only do a Quick Format, and all that does is replace the first letter of the file name with a question mark, making the PC ignore it. These tools can recover the actual data. Good luck.

By  squiros  |  2

sd cards can contain viruses but the virus has no way of infecting a computer. unless you run autorun.exe. much like cd roms, this option should be disabled. this allows you to look at any sd card safely.

fortunately, the women is an sd card, so she likely copied your sd card data on to herself.
unfortunately, the grammar checking on this site is complete crap. the women WHOSE sd card was lost now has no information.