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Old Jun 2, 2008, 12:25 AM   #1
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We are using a SanDisk 2.0 GB SD card with a Kodak DX7590 digital camera. We upgraded from a 256MB SanDisk SD card. As the number of pictures on the SD card increased, it became increasingly more cumbersome downloading the pictures using the Kodak USB dock. Upon recommendation from friends, I purchased an inexpensive USB SD card reader for the PC.

I downloaded pictures from the card to my PC using a USB SD card reader on 25 May. This was the first time I had done so, and was very fast. However, now on two separate PCs neither Windows File Explorer, nor the XP Camera Wizard, recognize pictures taken afterwards through today 01 June. <Rant> It is so annoying that MS insists that it knows what I want to do better than I do and necessitate use of the Digital camera Wizard. It is so much simpler directly accessing the pictures using File Explorer. </Rant>

With the SD card removed from the camera, there are no images. When I place the SD card back into the camera it displays these pictures, so I know the pictures are on the SD card.

What do I need to do in order for the PCs to recognize the pictures taken after 25 May?
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Old Jun 2, 2008, 9:33 AM   #2
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Download and install this software for the operating system you're using (Windows, Mac, Linux). It's free. You'll see a download menu choice on the left side of the main page.


Select your memory card from the list of media it finds (hard drives, etc.), and give it a place to save the photos to on your hard disk when you are asked Where to Save Recovered Files (it defaults to saving recovered files in subfolders under Photorec named recup1, recup2, etc.).

Don't worry about changing any of the other options. Just leave everything else at defaults (Partition type of Intel, file types to recover, etc.) and it will try to recover any images that haven't been overwritten yet (and don't try to do anything like take more photos or you may overwrite some of them).

It doesn't care about the file system at all, so any FAT (File Allocation Table) problems won't matter if you got any contiguous images saved before your FAT was corrupted (the most likely isssue). It's also very good about working around any hard errors that many other recovery programs would have issues with, if it's not just a file system issue like FAT corruption.

After recovering your images, make sure to format the card again using your camera's menu choice for format. I do that every time I reuse a memory card.

Here's a page showing you how to use it:


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