Lost photo's on memory stick!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by whyrichard, Dec 30, 2003.

  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2002

    it's a small issue, i know, but i would love to retrieve the photo's from my memory stick...

    i've got a sony u-20, and a memory card reader pc card... one night took photo's which were kinda important, looked at them inside the camera, put the stick in the pc card reader and all of the photo's ONLY FROM THAT NIGHT were no longer there!

    currupted files? is there any way to retrieve them?

    thanks for helping,

  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Re: Lost photo's on memory stick!

    You are going to have to be more specific. A card reader can't ripe you files. My first question would be: "Did you make sure that you did accidentally switch memory sticks?"
  3. whyrichard thread starter macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2002
    yes, i am sure it is the same memory stick, i only have one.

    looking in the camera, all pics there, a few hours later, all pics from only that time period were missing.

    it's happened before, and i'm beginning to think that flashmedia is sometimes unstable.

    my question is, if the files for that day somehow became currupted, is there any way i can attempt to retrieve some of the jpeg information?

    another thing that seems interesting... when i choose 'info' from the finder, it reads that there is nine mgs of photographs. however, when i select the jpegs shown by the finder in the memory stick, it says that the photographs take up something like three mgs of data.

    as if to suggest there are around six mgs of photos that i can't see through the finder... there are no other files i know of on the memory stick...

    any clues?


  4. cpjakes macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2003
    Buffalo, NY
    What happens if you connect the camera and use Image Capture? Do you then see all the photos? Can you still see them on the camera? I would try to connect the camera, I have had issues with those card readers at times, but Panther's support for them seems to have improved.

  5. jxyama macrumors 68040


    Apr 3, 2003
    i second connecting via image capture, or even iPhoto...

    when you are in Finder, did you try looking at different view modes? could it be that some of the folders are hidden or out of the window?
  6. 7on macrumors 601


    Nov 9, 2003
    Dress Rosa
    Try the above suggestions then look for an app called Photo Rescue (i think, it should have an icon of an easter island guy). I costs money, but it does the trick.

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