Stupid SD Card!!!

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by WinkWink726, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. WinkWink726 macrumors 6502


    Dec 29, 2008
    Pittsburgh Area, PA
    So, I have an SD card that I used at my sister's baby shower today and it connected about 100 pictures and I'm missing the pics that I really needed towards the end of the day! :(
    Its retrieved a lot, but its saying that the last ones are "corrupted" or formatted in a way that the camera and computer can't recognize.
    None of my settings changed throughout my day and they're all JPG format.

    Does anyone have ANY idea of how I can recover these pictures (or if its even possible?).

    I'm desperate; I'd really like to save them :(

    (my computer, a 13" Macbook Unibody, and my camera Nikon D3000 won't let me delete any of the pics either.
    The only way I'm going to be able to clean the card is to "reformat".
  2. Chappers macrumors 68020


    Aug 12, 2003
    At home
    Firstly get the pictures on your Mac before you think about deleting anything else, if you haven't done that already.

    Which picture viewer are you using - try opening them in another photo application.

    There is also software out there that will repair corrupt photos - I have never used them and don't know how good they are but maybe if all else fails then you can try that route.
  3. mofunk macrumors 68020


    Aug 26, 2009
    After every shoot I reformat the card inside the camera, using the camera software. never using the computer to reformat. This way you won't have any problems esp. with missing files. This is with every camera. Use the software inside the camera to format.
  4. stevendphoto macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2011
    Off-topic, but that is why I only buy Sandisk cards (CF & SD)

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