HELP! I have lost an extremly important Pic

b0tt094

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can anyone give me any program to refind it and restore it... I dont care if it's a halfA** program just give me one pls
 

iGary

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Did you delete it or did your drive go bad?

Anyway, time for my standard "Before you download anything to your computer, drag the contents of your CF/SD card to to a CD and burn a copy" speech.

This prevents issues like this entirely.

Not trying to sound like I am rubbing it in your face, just trying to help other avoid similar issues.

I don't know of any recovery software.
 

b0tt094

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no im a photyographer... move all my pics from iphoto to a spereat folder and thhen delte them from my camera and I photo but now I dont have it in my folder or I photo I need a search program to find the delted file and such pls help i jusst not really in thee mood for advice.. i have alread learned my lesson.... sorry if that sounds mean but i have been searching my computer blindily trying to find a delted file for the last hour

sorry about grammer im just a little distroughtt right now
 

iGary

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b0tt094 said:
no im a photyographer... move all my pics from iphoto to a spereat folder and thhen delte them from my camera and I photo but now I dont have it in my folder or I photo I need a search program to find the delted file and such pls help i jusst not really in thee mood for advice.. i have alread learned my lesson.... sorry if that sounds mean but i have been searching my computer blindily trying to find a delted file for the last hour

sorry about grammer im just a little distroughtt right now
What was the name of the file? Did you try Spotlighting it if you do remember the name? You can also try Spotlighting a piece of EXIF data or .jpg?

If you are not in the mood for advice, then why did you post a call for help?

I know it sucks losing an image, but you need to calm down so we can try and help you. :)
 

b0tt094

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Ok and yes i have searched every name i could think of for it and every folder i would be in... ya sorry about flipping out
 

iGary

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I'm afraid there is not much more that you can do, unless you enlist the services of a data recovery company - I think $150.00 and up is the going rate, and you would be without your hard drive for some time.

Hopefully someone has a better alternative, but I am not aware of one.

Good luck.
 

erickkoch

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I did a Google search, "Data Recovery Software, Mac OS" and got lots of solutions. Previous posters are right, $100-$150.

But some of them offer a free download demo. On at least one the demo won't recover your files but will show you what's there. I suggest you try the demos, maybe one of them will recover your files, then you don't have to buy it. I'd buy one but I do regular backups so I don't need them.
 

b0tt094

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Thanks everyone im goin t otry those now If doesnt work...(figure of speech)I owe u one:cool: :p
 

solvs

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I have this:

http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/1133

Comes in handy, even if just to see files on a drive that's been screwed up. Like an external disk of mine that MacDrive on my Mom's PC messed up. And of course, it's backup drive died, but luckily I had a bunch of stuff on my main drive and on CD/DVDs and what I lost wasn't really important. Just make sure not to write to the thing that lost the data at all.

I think the demo allows you to recover a few MBs or KBs for free.