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Old Aug 3, 2005, 10:06 AM   #1
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Does anyone know any software that specializes in recovering over-written data on compact flash cards?I have deleted and then shot over (one time) files I forgot to download. Is there any hope of recovering these lost photos?
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Old Aug 3, 2005, 10:38 AM   #2
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http://www.pcinspector.de/smart_medi...y/uk/demo.html

Try this.
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Old Aug 3, 2005, 11:16 AM   #3
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Thanks - but I have a MAC - this is for Windows PC!
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Have not tried this since I am not a MAC user.

Try this perhaps.

http://www.mediarecover.com/image_recovery_mac.html
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The images you overwrote are probably gone for good. If you took more pictures than you had on the card from the first batch there is a good chance they are all overwritten. If you filled the card it is almost a certainty.

There might be a few that survived according to how the camera file system works. But any image that was actually overwritten can't be recovered.

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Old Aug 3, 2005, 7:46 PM   #6
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My experience in file recovery is in disagreement with what you stated slipe.

I have been able to recover most, files even overwritten.

I would not have recommended the first one if it did not do that.

I did state on the second one that I do not know if it will work or not since I am not a MAC user.


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My experience in file recovery is in disagreement with what you stated slipe.

I have been able to recover most, files even overwritten.

I would not have recommended the first one if it did not do that.

I did state on the second one that I do not know if it will work or not since I am not a MAC user.

This is from O&O Unerase:
"The program also offers information about how much, if any, of a deleted file has already been overwritten and is therefore definitely not recoverable."

From Image Rescue 2.0 documentation:
" Memory Card Basics
If you have lost an image and need to recover the data on a card, it's important to immediately stop using it in a camera, and run Image Rescue 2.0 to recover it.
In most cases, the actual data has not actually been lost until it has been
overwritten. The more you continue to use a card after you realize you need to recover data on it, the more likely it is that the data will be overwritten and you will not be able to recover the lost files."


Macworld – Recover Lost Photographs:
"If you used the card to capture more images after erasing, you've overwritten whatever PhotoRescue might have been able to recover. Something might still be recoverable from the part of the card not yet reused."
http://www.macworld.com/2004/12/secr...eate/index.php

I don't know what to attribute your success to, but image recovery programs can not recover files that have been overwritten. Digital photos are free. Erase the images on your card after downloading them. Then completely fill the card with new photos. Then try to recover the images that were overwritten by the new photos.

If you don't fill the card some of the old photos might still be intact and not overwritten.

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Well, I haven't had any success in this specific case but I have recovered 'over-written' files before. Although I had used a different camera when taking photos 'over' the ones I had deleted and wanted to recover so I think it had something to do with the different file names/extensionsÂ* that allowed me to do that so maybe they weren't truly over-written.Thanks for your help though.
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Old Aug 5, 2005, 11:46 PM   #9
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the best ever software recovery that i bough its easy recovery pro

http://www.ontrack.com/easyrecoveryprofessional/

it will 99% recover your data, 90% good.

but windows version only though
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If you don't fill the card some of the old photos might still be intact and not overwritten.

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"This statement is correct.
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