SD Card Data Recovery? :(

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by mulletman13, Sep 15, 2006.

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    mulletman13

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    Hey guys,

    Just got back from my trip to California and had a GREAT time, however my friend ran into a problem out there.

    He kept a TON of photos on his SD card from about January, and when he deleted them, he did it through the in-camera system. In any case, now the card does not show up when plugged into a PC or Mac... and the camera gives a read error whenever it is turned on with the card in.

    We are currently looking at a few Data Recovery services, but it is a 1.0gb SD Card and the places that I have seen want about $125 for this. This is a lot more than I was expecting, and I'm curious if anybody can offer some advice. Other services, or any other cheaper alternatives.

    Thank you very much,

    Ken
     
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    So the images were never downloaded to the machine?

    You may be able to recover the image files with TechTools or another application, but the cost is similar to what you have been quoted.

    Always, always, always:

    Burn a CD or DVD of the contents of your CF or SD cards before you do ANYTHING else.

    Saves heartbreak, guaranteed.

    Good luck.
     
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    You can also use DataRescue for that: it is designed to recover data and unlike DiskWarrior, only reads of the damaged volume. I've successfully recovered image files from a memory card with it.
     
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    compuwar

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    Try Data Rescue- if it can recover images in demo mode, then buy it.

    Paul
     
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    The nice thing about Data Rescue is that it's the best data recovery tool for the Mac out there, bar none! It is not limited to memory cards and recovering images and has saved my bacon on two occasions. It's well worth the money!
     
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    I use PhotoRec Its free but a bit disconcerting to use at first but does a suprisingly good job. I always end up recovering more than I was expecting. You will find the original filenames are gone so you have to manually sort it out, but at least you get everything back :)
     
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    I can only confirm: just killed almost 100 pictures when "playing" with an SD and my iPad. Thanks to DataRescue 3 I was able to recover all accidentally delete pictures. Great tool!
     
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    Ditto.
     
  10. Hylimasda, Jul 27, 2013
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    Be patient. If you're using a program that supports deep scanning at the cost of a slower recovery process, use it. The speed of this type of scan depends on your system's CPU rather than its I/O, as most of the work involves matching file signatures and checking for false positives. If you're in a hurry, run a deep scan using the fastest machine you have access to.

    Other solution is: Try Viboosoft Card Data Recovery, Google it.
     
  11. macrumors member

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    I've had good luck with a program called Card Rescue. Not too pricey either.
     
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    The OP asked the question in 2006... so I expect that patience is no longer the major issue.

    BTW: Despite my tongue-in-cheek response... your advice is good. ;)

    For those who have not run across this issue... I recommend using "mirrored mode" if your camera supports dual SD cards. I also recommend backing up your pictures to a computer nightly... and not erasing SD cards until you know everything is imported and backed up. For me, this happens at the end of a trip once I am home, and everything is saved on my iMac.

    /Jim
     
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    I had the same problem, and used Klix from Joesoft (now Prosoft) after trying a bunch of free tools. Klix worked perfectly and recovered all the files.

    Good luck.
     
  14. macrumors newbie

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    Many 3rd Party Softz are there for this task. Your work is to just find the right one. Just search a bit.
     
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    umm , why is this not locked if the OP was from 2006 ?
     
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    I think I found the answer I want. Thanks guys!:)
     

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