Hardware Thread, File recovery from a Compact Flash in Technical; My wife is a photographer she has used a Sony camera on and off for about a year along with ...
23rd July 2010, 12:03 AM #1
File recovery from a Compact Flash
My wife is a photographer she has used a Sony camera on and off for about a year along with a 16 GB Kingston compact flash card. Today she does a shoot at the studio, checking the pics on the camera as she works -get's home and attempts to load the Raw files to the pc as usual...but no no files on the card. when viewing the card though my computer is states 11.5 GB free of 14GB.
opening the card in explorer shows no files,so i check it in disk management the drives displays as 15GB and healthy (FAT32)!!
i have so far tried lots of different freeware recovery software tools, but i cannot find the files from the shoot today- weirdly i can recover files from months ago and up to a few days ago.
i dont understand why this card is displaying used space but nothing there!
when i run chkdsk /f i get
convert lost chains to files Y/N
i select yes and get
insufficient disk space to recover lost data
windows found problems with the file system that could not be corrected
any ideas to what i should try next?
Last edited by mtdmitchell; 23rd July 2010 at 12:08 AM.
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23rd July 2010, 12:37 AM #2
Be warned that this isn't easy to use, but it has perfectly recovered stuff for me from someone's broken USB stick when none of the several obvious shiny GUI-based utils I tried managed to do anything.
Note: It does read-only access to the target copying recovered stuff elsewhere, so you're not going to cause any more damage experimenting with it.
2 Thanks to PiqueABoo:
3s-gtech (23rd July 2010), mtdmitchell (23rd July 2010)
23rd July 2010, 01:45 AM #3
WOW..i take my hat of to you, that worked first time. I cant thank you enough.....I owe u one.
18th November 2012, 08:19 AM #4
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Hat's off to mtdmitchell. Who knew such a simple and effective program works! Even though you posted back in 2010, thank you so much for this. You just saved my friend's USB with over 200 priceless photos. Thank you!
Originally Posted by mtdmitchell
Thanks to Dess314 from:
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