Recovering files off of a CompactFlash card

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by JeDiBoYTJ, Nov 13, 2004.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    somehow, when I was trying to transfer pictures to my powerbook, the computer froze up and I had to restart, next thing I know, the pictures on the card are gone.

    Now, i've run this program "mediaRecover" on it, and it found the pictures, but the @#$%ing full version costs like $30-40, and I dont want to pay that much for a program im only going to use once, its ridiculous.

    Now, its there anyway I can recover the files for free... maybe there is a way through the terminal or something? i dunno.
  2. macrumors 68000


    Stupid question: How many times have you tried to recover the data off that flash card since the PowerBook froze?

    I've had the same problem in the past (with a machine freezing half-way) and when I tried again, the machine said the there were no mountable file systems available. I tried 2 or 3 more times and it ended up working.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    well, it still mounts, it just says it has 122mb free space (128mb card)

    I've only tryed recovering it once (with the program I mentioned earlier), and all the pictures are there, just not showing up.

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