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I came across this: Photos in my SD Card suddenly disappeared and now I cannot recover

It was closed because assumed a duplicate of How can I recover deleted photos from an SD Card?

I'd argue it is not, it is a completely different issue which I explain in answer here: https://superuser.com/questions/1386707/my-folder-turned-into-a-usb-file.

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    \$\begingroup\$ I voted to reopen the question, but quite honestly, it's probably a better fit for Super User SE. And if the Photo SE question was moved to Super User SE, it would be a duplicate to the Super User SE question you've linked... \$\endgroup\$
    – Michael C
    Oct 4, 2022 at 21:35
  • \$\begingroup\$ Thank you, I understand. \$\endgroup\$ Oct 5, 2022 at 23:35
  • \$\begingroup\$ Question is now reopened. \$\endgroup\$
    – Philip Kendall Mod
    Oct 30, 2022 at 19:13

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