Digital Pic Recovery From Secure Digital Card

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Old 11-02-05, 10:00 AM
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Digital Pic Recovery From Secure Digital Card

My beloved thought she d-loaded all the pictures she took of her niece's wedding onto the household computer, and chose to "remove the pictures from the device" to clear out the 512mb SanDisk Secure Digital Card they were on

They are not to be found on the computer anywhere

The card reads "there are no pictures"

I suspect she may have viewed, and removed/erased, but not d-loaded them

Are they still recoverable from the disk?
The disk has not been used since she erased it

Thanks in advance for any information
 
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Old 11-02-05, 03:44 PM
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Hi Slickshift

Do a google search on "Photo recovery" and you will find numerous software programs available for $20 and up.

I have never used one, but maybe someone with experience will chime in.

Good luck
 
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Old 11-02-05, 05:33 PM
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What program did she use to view and "download"? Did she use a docking station (Kodak and Casio use them), a card reader, or usb cable connected to the camera?

Did you do a search on the file names or just look in "my pictures"? The file names may be something like PICxxxx.JPG where xxxx is a number (including leading zeros). I have a couple programs that will download to some file somewhere, never figured out the name. But they are there for viewing by that program.

I prefer to use a card reader and paintshop pro for my pics. I move them to the folder I want them to be in.

I also never delete them from the camera card until I have the pics backed up onto a cd.
 
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Old 11-02-05, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by BobF
I also never delete them from the camera card until I have the pics backed up onto a cd.
Yeah....she's not quite there yet, though this may "learn her" a bit
Though it's a Kodak and has a station, she plugged right in
I don't know what she was using to read it
But after I read Praxius' reply, but before you posted, I figured out a way

I Googled (I prefer Accoona, but it must have been down...it's been a while since I've Googled) photo recovery, and looked at some software and didn't get to far when it occurred to me I might have some
Sure enough my System Mechanic 5 Professional came with a recovery program, Search and Recovery 2
Obviously I didn't buy the suite for that bit lol
Though I will say it was an absolute no-brainer and took about, well it was done before I sat back in the chair
My comp has a port for the card so I plugged it right in
The program was super easy to use w/o any instructions
It looks like all the pics are there but I'll have her check it out
I was thinking I'd have to send it to a pro, thanks for joggin' my noggin

Thanks guys!

PS Hey Central from the Shore
 
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Old 11-03-05, 05:18 PM
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Glad it worked out for you. Come to think ot it, the files on a card are just like any other windows file system, ie) FAT32
 
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Old 11-05-05, 05:03 AM
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Originally Posted by BobF
... Come to think ot it, the files on a card are just like any other windows file system...
I just told it to look for jpegs in E (removable) and walaaah!
 
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