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Old Jul 13, 2003, 1:31 AM   #1
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Default Desparate for a memory card solution with Nikon D100. Help!

I'm in trouble. I shot a wedding using 2 separate 512 Megabyte cards. I have a Nikon D100. I used the fine mode for JPEGs not RAW.

After the wedding I went to transfer the files. I had checked both cards while I was shooting. Both were storing the pictures. I maxed out both cards with shots (already dangerous I know). I have the standard compact flash cards. One is a Sandisk Ultra 512M and the other a Transcend 512M card.

Something went wrong with the Transcend card that I had taken the full amount of pictures on. On the Apple G4 Properties shows that it has 490MB of information. When I go to open the DK100N folder where the pictures should be nothing is there. The Nikon software launches and lists the message " There is no image in the camera or on the card exit program." Coudl it get any worse.

I know the pictures are there. I don't think I took the card out of the camera while it was still on but I'm not absolutely sure. I can remember before I used any of the cards that I erased both cards completely and all their hidden software files when I was getting ready to go shooting. Could some files be missing? Seems unlikely since when I was shooting I was checking what I got and all was okay. Now when I put it back into the Nikon camera itself it says no images on the card. Yet properties on both my Windows and Apple machine show the 490Mb are there. How can I get these pictures back. The bride will be so dissappointed with only half the wedding pictures. Can someone save me and her. Thanks. Mark B.

If you know of any company that can get the files off the disk please advise. This is very scary.
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Old Jul 13, 2003, 7:59 AM   #2
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I also shoot the d-100, first have you used this card before? did it work ok? Next can you try a different computer to try to download them, burn to cd then go back to yours, I think finding out if it is a card problem or software program would help determine where to start Maxing out cards I dont know So I bought an 'Image Tank" to download in the field and only need 1 card and 1 for back up I never worry about running short on memmory, I have heard of software called image recovery havent usd it don't know anything about it but it is out there. This happend to me once and I remember that I removed the card before it was done writting to it. The pics where just test pics so no loose but I did learn the lesson not to remove to early. Good luck
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Old Jul 13, 2003, 12:34 PM   #3
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Default Corrupted Flash Card

www.flashfixers.com was a tip I receive from another valiant digicom reader. This program saved my brides wedding and my reputation. Wow. Best $40 I ever spent. Worked like a charm. I'll look into your solution too, but for anyone out there that has the same problem, do get that software it recovered 189 of 190 files. The last one was corrupted. Fabulous. I don't work for this company so this is not a balony advertisement. I'm just an amateur photographer. mbuonanno@alum.mit.edu
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