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Old Sep 23, 2005, 9:29 PM   #1
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Well I was recently on vacation and I borrowed my cousin's Kodak 4.0m digital camera. After I got back, I gave the camera to my cousin to out the pictures on a CD. Well, she dropped it. It seems to have scrambled most of the pictures for some reason. A few of the pictures are fine, but most of them are wrecked. The thumbnails all look okay, but once you click on the picture, the pictures are not okay.

The crux of it is that these pictures pretty well can't be replaced and I would seriously hate to lose them.

Is there any process or program that can fix them? Like I said, the thumbnails all look fine. Is that of any help?

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Old Sep 24, 2005, 10:59 AM   #2
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First thing: Keep the memory card for you, and don't use it anymore. You can buy another card for your cousin for the meantime.

Second: use a cardreader and a recovery software (I often use the Digital Image Recovery free sofware) . The software will scanthe memory card for anything that looks like an image , deleted or not. If the file system is corrupted (allocation table corrupted, it may be your case) , it's not a big deal, it makes no difference, The software still can scan (if the card is readable) for every byte and retrieve usable images (of begining of usable images)
If you did not make anychange to the card from the"bad" day, and the card was empty before, very good chance that all the pic files are contigous (not fragmented), if so, you have 100% chance to get the pictures back.

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