If the photos/files are that valuable to you, why haven't you backed them up, copied them off somewhere, and are entrusting them to be stored on a device that could be stolen, get lost, or get damaged in such a way that somehow the microSD card (which isn't the most stable media to begin with) fails to operate? I have owned several phones by Samsung and this is my second Note (never had a corruption issue such as this - knocking on melamine covered particle board). I always handle the microSD card myself as I would never trust a store clerk to handle moving the contents of my wallet to a new wallet. Here's the steps I take (probably means nothing to you now): 1. Remove microSD card from old phone, copy all content I want to save (especially photos). Leave microSD card at home so as I don't lose it. 2. Take phone in for promotion or just go buy the new phone. 3. Put in microSD once I get the new phone home, format it, copy photos/videos to new phone now since I know the microSD should be stable and I have the backup on my computer regardless.
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