micro sd card showing as OTHER file system

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  1. Posts : 428
    w10 1803
       #1

    micro sd card showing as OTHER file system


    i have micro sd card that was in a fire tablet which has lost its file system.
    the fire tab wants me to format it now but Ill lose the data and apps on it.
    in W10 it isshowing as OTHER in partition wizard.
    any thoughts what I can do?
    TIA Bart
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  2. Posts : 16,939
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #2

    If anybody can, I think @jumanji might be able to help you.


    Best of luck,
    Denis
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  3. Posts : 428
    w10 1803
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks
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  4. Posts : 6,301
    Windows 11 Pro - Windows 7 HP - Lubuntu
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    bartjunited said:
    i have micro sd card that was in a fire tablet which has lost its file system.
    What OS was on the fire tablet? Was it a Linux or Mac OS?
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  5. Posts : 428
    w10 1803
    Thread Starter
       #5

    It's android based
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  6. Posts : 15,482
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    bartjunited said:
    It's android based
    Which is essentially Linux at its core.
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  7. Posts : 428
    w10 1803
    Thread Starter
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    Thanks.
    This time it happened to my sons tablet where it has lost the file system and wants formatting and a couple of weeks ago it did the same thing with my own tablet.
    I was OK to format mine but my son has apps and data on there that I don't want to lose.

    I was hoping I could use Partition Wizard to convert the file system back to FAT 32 but didn't get the option
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  8. Posts : 6,301
    Windows 11 Pro - Windows 7 HP - Lubuntu
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    It can be that the SD card is formatted as ext4 (Linux format) that isn't recognized by windows.
    I suggest you boot your computer with a Linux USB drive to see what is in the SD card.
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  9. Posts : 428
    w10 1803
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    The fire tablet uses Fat32 as far as I'm aware. Plus wouldn't partition wizard see it as ext4 rather then OTHER?
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  10. Posts : 6,301
    Windows 11 Pro - Windows 7 HP - Lubuntu
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    I have Linux on a drive. MiniTool partition wizard sees the Linux partition as (other).
    Almost every boot able GPT drive has Fat32 partition for the boot manager and another partition for the OS (NTFS for Win and ext4 for Linux)
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