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How To Recover The Data In A Digital Camera Card?  
User currently onlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9109 posts, RR: 15
Posted (9 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1558 times:

I can't gain access to my digital camera card which has lots of photos in it. What can I do to recover it?

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User currently offlineMWHCVT From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2008, 642 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1544 times:

Have you tried a USB cable into the camera or a dedicated card reader, if still an issue there is some free recovery software

http://www.piriform.com/recuva

That should recover it for you though I've never used it as my sandisk cards come with free recovery software



Must think up a new one soon, slow moving brain trying to get into gear ;)
User currently offlinemham001 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3389 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1538 times:

I'm sure there are others, you don't give your OS preference but Spin Right is one disc analyzer. It is linux based and works on any computer.

User currently onlineflyingturtle From Switzerland, joined Oct 2011, 2053 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (9 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1510 times:

Good old photorec is also a solution:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PhotoRec


(Once, somebody gave me back a USB flash drive. When she said "Wait, I need to delete the files..." before handing it to me, I knew what to do.)


David



Keeping calm is terrorism against those who want to live in fear.
User currently offlinecmf From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1501 times:

Quoting mham001 (Reply 2):
I'm sure there are others, you don't give your OS preference but Spin Right is one disc analyzer.

I have very good experience with spinrite.

Quoting mham001 (Reply 2):
It is linux based and works on any computer.

It is written in x86 assembly and is typically installed under freeDOS


User currently offlineMWHCVT From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2008, 642 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1484 times:

Quoting flyingturtle (Reply 3):

:D was there anything very interesting on there  



Must think up a new one soon, slow moving brain trying to get into gear ;)
User currently onlineflyingturtle From Switzerland, joined Oct 2011, 2053 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (9 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1469 times:

Quoting MWHCVT (Reply 5):

Lots of Adventures of Tintin as PDF files!!!!!          


David



Keeping calm is terrorism against those who want to live in fear.
User currently onlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9109 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (9 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1436 times:

Quoting MWHCVT (Reply 1):
Have you tried a USB cable into the camera

yes. Unsuccessful


User currently onlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9109 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (9 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1376 times:

My computer technician said he might not be able to do it. Geeeeeeeez

User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 11853 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (9 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1345 times:
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Could always take the memory card to a camera shop which has a photo processing centre. Its a special processing machine which can restore most, if not all of your photos but it does cost a bit.

User currently onlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9109 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (9 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1329 times:

Good chance of recovering?

User currently onlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9109 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (9 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1328 times:

And around how much?

User currently onlineflyingturtle From Switzerland, joined Oct 2011, 2053 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (9 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1313 times:

Hm. Putting the memory card into a laptop with a memory card reader wasn't mentioned yet...


David



Keeping calm is terrorism against those who want to live in fear.
User currently onlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9109 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (9 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1295 times:

I have tried them all. The card is screwed. How to fix it? Good chance of fixing it?

User currently onlineflyingturtle From Switzerland, joined Oct 2011, 2053 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (9 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1278 times:

Quoting United Airline (Reply 13):

If the controller chip is broken, I fear you need somebody who can replace that tiny thing. Or a professional data recovery service...

 


David



Keeping calm is terrorism against those who want to live in fear.
User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 11853 posts, RR: 18
Reply 15, posted (9 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1225 times:
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Quoting United Airline (Reply 10):

I got all my photos recovered and all the photos were put onto a CD for the same price. It cost around $60 but it was worth it as those photos couldn't be replaced. Needless to say I purchased a new card that day.

The main reason why it happens is because when you delete your photos via your camera deletion or computer deletion options, once all your photos have been deleted you need to re-format the card via the camera menu options. Re-formatting gives the card a new breath of life basically


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