What Happened??? Thousands Photos Suddenly Gone Galaxy S7 (SD card corrupted error) Solved
EDIT: Just wanted to say I followed the advice of many folks here suggesting I try a card reader, and it worked. I have everything back again, it's copied and backed up now. Thank y'all so much!
I also wanted to say that for those of you being negative, telling me the data is gone and nothing can be done, and downvoting/naysaying anyone who offered advice, that not only were you wrong but completely unhelpful. I get the feeling that many of you come here simply to be a contrarian, and nobody appreciates that. Thank you to the moderators as well for removing some of the nasty comments here.
I just plugged my phone into my laptop to transfer some photos onto my phone, and I was wondering why my SD card wasn't showing up on the devices section on my laptop, like it usually does. So I opened my photo gallery on my phone and only a handful of albums showed up (I have several dozens). I went to my storage settings and under SD Card it said "Your SD Card is Corrupted." I have no idea what happened, everything was fine right before I plugged it in. The only changes I made after I plugged it in were deleting two empty folders from my phone, one titled ok-cupid and the other titled Snapchat (I have neither of those apps). What happened and are my photos gone forever!?