Possible/necessary to secure delete an SD card?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by livingfortoday, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    I hope this is the right place to post this...

    I'm selling my 64MB SD card to someone on eBay, and was wondering if they would be able to recover the files I deleted off of it with my camera? If so, is there a secure way to erase it? I don't have anything that important on it, I just don't like the thought of strangers looking through my photos.

    Thanks!
     
  2. snap58 macrumors 6502

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    I have been able to recover pictures even after a Format of a card. If you are really worried about it, erase the card then fill the card completely with something that doesn't matter, like a wall picture, (or your middle finger), then erase it again.
     
  3. livingfortoday thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Ok, thanks for the info, I'll go ahead and do that. I'm glad it's only a 64MB card, or this could take a while.
     
  4. camomac macrumors 6502a

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    yeah, i have been able to recover pic's too.
    i think it would be funny to fill the camera up with pictures of
    a middle finger then erase the card...:)
     
  5. gslrider macrumors 6502

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    Hi guys, what Mac software are you using to recover pics from a deleted card?

    The only one I've heard of is PhotoRescue. Just curious if there is any other Mac software for this.

    Thanks.
     

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