I have a 16GB Samsung micro SD card that I use on my Samsung Galaxy tablet. It has 116 photos and tons of pics and songs. One day I recorded a concert and when my tablet's battery became low I switched the SD card to my Galaxy S3 phone. It recorded fine and was able to upload some of the photos on a website. One morning, I was taking a picture from my Galaxy S3 phone which still has the 16gb card, when I checked the gallery, it has nothing on it but the new pic I took.
I then realized that I've lost all my files for some reason, devastated but was able to retrieve deleted photos from samsung galaxy via a FREE download of data recovery software (which I actually ended up paying) and saved it on my PC. I was able to recover the pics, the songs I can open but only plays for 4 seconds. When I tried opening the photo files, some are fine and was able to play them on my computer some won't let me. They are jpg file extensions. I've tried playing them on a picture tool but they still don't play.
My question is:
Why am I able to play some of them fine and not the others? I've tried inserting the photos on my tablet and on my s3 phone it says:
CANNOT PLAY photo. UNSUPPORTED FILE FORMAT
I am devastated and would really like to recover photos from samsung galaxy s3 . Is there any other solution?