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Old Feb 24, 2007, 7:41 PM   #1
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If ya accedentally deleted pictures off your memory card that ya wanted to keep?
or your kids playing with the camera deleting em. as long as ya havent taken too many pictures afterwards ya can very possibly recover them, i tested this myself, took some pictures, deleted the images off of the card, i even took a couple pictures, then used this program to see if it would do it,

sure did recovered every one of them!
Try it out for those who dont know about these programs comes in VERY handy...


http://www.objectrescue.com/products/photorescuepro/ u can download a demo but it wont let ya recover them, would have to buy it or whatnot.

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Old Mar 5, 2007, 9:25 AM   #2
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Yeah their are alot of programs that can recover info you delete off a card and or hard-drive, I suggest to google it.
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Old Mar 5, 2007, 3:19 PM   #3
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depends on how you deleted the pictures..

for example if you deleted the pictures from the camera(delete all,or format card) and you were using a olympus camera there is almost 0% of recovary the data...but if you you simple deleted the pictures from the computer(when the card was used as a removable disk),and you haven't taken any more pictures on that card there is almost 100% of recovaring the data...

i use "ontrack easy recovery", it is simple and works well...
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Old Mar 9, 2007, 2:37 PM   #4
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I tried photorec last night after accidentally deleting a couple of shots.

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


It even recovered a couple of pics from last summer and I have reformated the CF card a few times since.
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Old Mar 9, 2007, 11:10 PM   #5
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I have the greatest respect for the author of PhotoRec, since I've needed to use his TestDisk program in the past.

While I was half asleep and experimenting with diifferent MBR (Master Boot Record) types a while back types on a CompactFlash Card using a Parition Manager, I removed the existing partitions on my primary hard disk drive instead, overwrote it's Master Boot Record, created a new Partition, and started formatting it before I realized that the wrong drive was selected (I didn't notice the extra decimal places in the drive size until it was too late). I've got to pay attention to those little details. lol

It deleted my primary hard disk drive with Windows XP and lots of important files on it, versus the CompactFlash Card I was experimenting with. Ditto for 2 different Linux Paritions. Big OOPS!

Well, I booted into a Linux Live CD, loaded TestDisk, and managed to recover the NTFS partition on the drive, with no loss of data, along with two different ext3 partitions as well. So, I've been a big fan since, and I've also used his PhotoRec since then, too.


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Old Mar 10, 2007, 3:44 AM   #6
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i tried to use it,just to see if it was working, so i filled a small card,and i use the erase all,and the format the card,all from my oly camera,and i wasn't surprised when from 20-30 pic's i got back 1 picture, and it was only half...
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Old Apr 12, 2007, 6:19 PM   #7
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I'm confused, if deleted data can be "recovered" from a memory card, where from? This would mean that the data is still being stored and taking up space, yet this is impossible as often the reason for deleting a poor image is to enable the creation/storage of a better one.
Kinda reminds me of the paradoxotaur, a mythical beast which only exists if you do not believe in it... :-? :-? :-? :-?
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Old Apr 13, 2007, 4:06 PM   #8
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I'm confused, if deleted data can be "recovered" from a memory card, where from? This would mean that the data is still being stored and taking up space, yet this is impossible as often the reason for deleting a poor image is to enable the creation/storage of a better one.
A file system contains an Index known as the File Allocation Table (FAT). This table has pointers to the space on the hard disk beng used for a given file.

When a file is deleted, the FAT is updated to show that the space occupied by a file is free for use again. So, another file can use the same space.

But, if you have not overwritten the space yet with a new file, the deleted file is still there. The FAT (File Alocation Table), which acts as an Index, just doesn't show that file as being there. So, recovery utilities can still see the file and recover it, even though it's not in the FAT.

Even a Format does not normally overwrite the space being used by existing files. It's simply recreates the FAT. So, unless the space being used by a file has been overwritten, it's still recoverable.

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