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#1 bobanderson

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 02:04 PM

I am an idiot an just formatted a CF card with images on that I didn't want to delete.

 

Can some kind soul please recommenced the best way to see these pictures again: any software recommendations would be really appreciated and any helpful experiences!

 

Thanks in advance

 

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#2 Cerianthus

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 02:18 PM

Don't format it again. I used some freeware software when this happened to me. Will look up the name tomorrow
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Posted 24 November 2013 - 02:31 PM

thanks.

 

Asked on FB too and the prognosis doesn't seem as bleak as I first thought.



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Posted 24 November 2013 - 03:58 PM

I have used Sandisk RescuePro to recover formatted CF cards, not sure where you can find it as mine came free with the CF card.

There are several other programs out there that do the same thing; you'll just have to look around for them.

Just don't write anything to the card until you've recovered the last set of files, otherwise you risk over writing them.


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Posted 24 November 2013 - 07:29 PM

This has been around for years.. Saved my bacon a few times..

 

http://www.datarescu...photorescue/v3/

 

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 10:07 AM

I use Photo Recovery from LC Technology Intl.  Pricey but it works!



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 10:58 AM

Sorry for the delay, I used the free PC inspector smart recovery. http://www.pcinspector.de/
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Posted 26 November 2013 - 03:05 AM

I can recommend the open source PhotoRec tool. It works very well, but it's not the most easy to use application.

 

http://www.cgsecurit...g/wiki/PhotoRec


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Posted 27 November 2013 - 02:29 AM

So how did you go on? Did you recover anything?
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Posted 30 November 2013 - 09:45 AM

Thank you to all that replied. Fortunately there is a happy ending: I lost 11 images out of about 1000 so am happy with that. There were few nervous moments for a while but the recovery software did the job very well.

 

Thank you all



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 08:07 PM

I know most your photos have been saved.. but i just wanted to feel included..

 

I use 'Recuva' from Filehippo.com its saved me a few times, also does txts, videos, and other formats..i find it works best if you right click and 'run as administrator'.

 

if and when these things happens best not to use the card again untill you have run some recoverry program,.

 

Gary



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 09:05 PM

I have used Sandisk RescuePro to recover formatted CF cards, not sure where you can find it as mine came free with the CF card.[/size]
There are several other programs out there that do the same thing; you'll just have to look around for them.[/size]
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Just don't write anything to the card until you've recovered the last set of files, otherwise you risk over writing them.[/size]



I have used this successfully as well.
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