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Old 08-15-2003, 01:53 PM
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recovery deleted CF data

Hi,

Has anyone info or experience with recovery from accidentally deleted photo's on Compact Flash cards??
Memorex 256 Mb
Canon G3

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Old 08-15-2003, 06:16 PM
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Well I haven't been in that situation before, but I did find some software which promises to do what you need. here's the site:
http://www.mediarecover.com (don't know anybody who's used the software before, but the user testimonials look promising..)

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Old 08-15-2003, 06:25 PM
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If it's just FAT formatted, Norton or any other unerase might work (as long as nothing has been written to it since the file was deleted). My MP3 player uses FAT, but I can never remember what type of card it has.
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Old 08-15-2003, 06:43 PM
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Thanks for the information David and Doug,

Rudi is checking the website and the information on it out. I don't have a card-reader though and if connected to the computer the info doesn't show up as a new hard drive as for instance Sony has.
I download my files via the canon zoombrowser software.
So it remains to be seen if it is FAt formatted.
We're gonna check out more things with a friend of us tomorrow and come back if I have found a solution (or not)



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Old 08-15-2003, 06:54 PM
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Gina,

I think they are all FAT.

I used the software at the site Dave listed and it worked for me. In my case I was able to recover most of the photos; but, unfortunately the CF card still will not work in the camera.

I have a card reader. You might want to consider investing in one. The download times from your CF card will be a lot faster. I think a card reader is worth the $20 just for that.

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Old 08-16-2003, 04:50 AM
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Hi Catia,


thanks for the info but are you telling me that after you used the software to recover your pictures you can't use your CF card again?? And this is due to what? It is a 256 Mb card and I don't want to jeopardise it for the recovery of a few pictures I could perhaps make again.
Is it due to the card reader ? Can't you reformat the CF card again? If possible expand a little on this


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Old 08-16-2003, 06:06 AM
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Theres no damage to the CF card all the software does is relink the deletions to the contents table of the card.
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Old 08-16-2003, 09:03 AM
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thanks,


one of our friends is bringing a cardreader over so we'll check it out

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Old 08-16-2003, 09:27 AM
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Gina,

Sorry. Did not mean to imply that the sodtware damages the CF card. The CF card went belly up on me while I was on a photoshoot. I was able to recover images from it by using the software. I have to date not been able to get the CF card to work. The format function seems to work on it and when in my card reader, my operating system reports it as a functional device. However, after loading in my camera and taking one shot, I get an error message.

At this point I don't think I would trust the CF card again even if I get it working in the camera.

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Old 08-16-2003, 06:47 PM
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thanks for the reply Catia. I got the cardreader now and tomorrow we will try to rescue what we can.
It sure is hell if you're trusting that something you'll need isn't working properly. Those things aren't cheap either


weel see ya

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