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Old Sep 14, 2004, 9:33 AM   #1
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hi (again)


Right - borrowed a USB card reader off a mate.

I don't really want to spend $29 on something that I may only use once.

Are there any free alternatives for this (hopefully) one off episode ?


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Old Sep 14, 2004, 10:01 AM   #2
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You'll see the dowload link in the first message in this German Forum to a free program called Digital Image Recovery:


It's a .zip file, so you'll need Winzip to extract the installation file. If you don't have it already, you can download a working eval version of Winzip from here:


The program will let you select English as a language. As long as your camera appears as a removal drive; simply select the drive letter for your camera as the source drive, then select a folder on your PC as the destination (you'll see a browse button to select a folder).

Leave all other settings as default and click the Start Button. It will then search the memory card and save all of the recovered files to the folder you selected on your PC's hard drive. If you leave the prefix for the files as the default, your images will be saved as image1.jpg, image2.jpg, etc.

It won't hurt anything as long as your destination folder is on your PC, since it's only reading from the card (not writing to it)

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Old Sep 14, 2004, 10:53 AM   #3
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Fantastic - cheers chap
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