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Old May 18, 2006, 9:44 PM   #1
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Hi!!

I was hoping somebody could help me!!

My daughter deleted all 500 of my pictures off my camera. I am thinking some are still on there somewhere because it says I have 350 pictures on there but when I push review it says there are no pictures on the card or internal memory.



Does anybody know anything that could be of any help?? Or how to get my pictures back?? It would so much be appreciate as I had pictures on there of my newborn baby being born and all sorts of special pictures!!

Thanks in advance!! E-mail me at [email protected] if you can help!!

Katie


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Old May 18, 2006, 9:52 PM   #2
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Agood utility to try is Digital Image Recovery (it's free). It doesn't support raw files but it works with jpeg. You can download it using this link.

http://www.foto-erhardt.de/foto-forum/download.php?id=2

Look under "My Computer" and make note ofthe drive letter for the reader (or camera if connected via USB). Then,run the Digital Image Recovery Program.

Note that a card reader is preferred. You can probably pick up a USB 2.0 CompactFlash reader for around $10

Try it with the existing camera connection first if you don't already have a card reader.

After loading the software, you then select English as the languge (when it starts it will ask), andselectthe source drive letter your want it to read from (the drive letter for your card that you make note of by looking under My Computer).

You then browse for a folder for it to copy recovered images to on your hard disk drive and press the start button (just leave everything else at the defaults).

Here is another product designed to recover images if Digital Image Recovery can't get them back for you (not free, but they have a demo version you can try to see if it works).

http://www.datarescue.com/photorescue/

After you get your photos back (and make sure you can view more than just the thumbnails), format the card using the camera''s menus for format (not with your PC) before using it again. Also, it's not unusual that some images you recover will be bad (because the camera was overwriting portions of them).

Chances are, you just have a corrupted FAT (File Allocation Table) that a format with the camera will fix.

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Old May 18, 2006, 10:09 PM   #3
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Thanks for the great info!!

I stuck my card into the computer and ran that program. It says there are 512 removable items but only pulls off 14?

Is it better to put the card into my camera and run it?? I have one of those easy share cameras. So it sits on a dock to hook up to the computer??

Katie


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Old May 18, 2006, 10:20 PM   #4
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Usually,acard reader is better than trying to use the camera. But, it wouldn't hurt to try it both ways (these utilities don't write to the card, so they shouldn't hurt anything on it).

Are you sure you're looking at the screen correctly? You may be seeing 512 bytes per sector shown.

Are you using the Digital Image Recovery (free) program, orPhotorescue (thecommercial program)?

Digital Image Recovery will increment the "Images Found" number at the bottom of the progress screen when it finds images (and it may take a little while to run through the entire card).

If the two utilities I mentioned above can't get them back for you, here's an open source program you may want to try.

It's designed to work with severely corrupted file systems by looking for header information specific to many image types in order to try and reconstruct them.

I have no experience with it. But, it may be worth a try. Here is the link:

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec

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Old May 22, 2006, 6:12 AM   #5
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Hi, I hope this helps.

Last weekend my new 160 GB hrddisk faile with many of my pictures and videos taken last April up to MAy that is waiting to be backed up on DVD. I usually wait until the files are 4.7 GB befoer I back them up.

It was not an oprdinary delete-empty recycle bin thing but a complete harddisk failure. I look for some recovery program and I found one.

http://www.stellarinfo.com/

The program can work on any drives that is FAT, FAT32 or NTFS. I did not tried it on my SD cards but on harddidk that failed, it worked like magic as long as the files were not overwritten yet.

Download the program for free. You can use it , and if it tells you that it founds the files that you are looking you can buy the software. On the trial ware you can only scan but you cannot restore.

I tried it on erased (even formatted harddisk) and it worked. It seems that as long as you do not overwrite the space occupied by the deleted file you can always restore the files.








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Old May 22, 2006, 11:18 AM   #6
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I found this info on the Kyocera website. Hope it helps



For Lexar Image Rescue software:


http://www.lexar.com/software/index.html


For SanDisk Rescue Pro:


http://www.sandisk.com or http://www.lc-tech.com/rescuepro.htm



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Old May 24, 2006, 5:04 AM   #7
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I recommend a file recovery tool- EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard. You can use it search and recover your lost files on the HD. It has the trial version.
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