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02/28/2006 04:26:49 PM · #1
Can anyone help my friend undo this terrible mistake!

· I am trying to see if anyone has a program that they could recommend for recovering digital images (and video) from a camera. My oldest son went to his first concert last night with my husband in OKC...(ColdPlay) I got up this morning, looked at the pictures and accidentally erased ALL of the images!!!!

Do you have any suggestions? Is there any freeware on the net? Thanks in advance.

02/28/2006 04:28:35 PM · #2
What ever you do don't take anymore pictures on that card.
02/28/2006 04:31:46 PM · #3
What kind/brand of card is it? Lexar?
02/28/2006 04:32:11 PM · #4
Like faidoi has said, do not write on the card. Any commercial file recovery program will be able to recover most if not all of the data, because it still is there. I can't recommend anything, since I haven't needed to do recovery of files.
02/28/2006 04:33:01 PM · #5
here is another link to try
//www.datarescue.com/photorescue/
02/28/2006 04:35:19 PM · #6
I've used Lexar's ImageRescue with great results. The software is included with their pro cards.

Side note- Lexar's home page cycles through several images when you refresh it. One of those shots was taken by DPC's own Scab-lab. ;-)
02/28/2006 04:36:07 PM · #7
Wow - thanks everyone. I'm passing the info onto my friend. You guys are great! Happy Mardi Gras!
02/28/2006 04:37:31 PM · #8
Image Recall - works great and gets back all the images lost.

Image Recall

The free trial wont let you get them all back - just some. But if you purchase the program you can get everything. I agree with the others - do NOT use the card again until you haev recovered the lost images.
02/28/2006 04:38:17 PM · #9
Kind of off topic, but does anyone use the lock button on their memory card? I know I've never used it.
02/28/2006 04:38:33 PM · #10
Here is a program I have used to recover pictures from a card that wouldn't read anymore; it was a CF card that my son had used in his little Canon Point and Shoot - just came up as an error message. He was really upset as it had most of the pictures from his California vacation on it.

This program recovered all the photos on the card and the little movies he had had taken as well.

Smart Recovery
02/28/2006 04:39:57 PM · #11
I've sent you a PM
02/28/2006 04:46:16 PM · #12
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08/29/2007 12:19:27 PM · #13
I made a similar mistake with some precious vacation shots ...read my story and my saving grace - ZAR software.
08/29/2007 12:21:24 PM · #14
I've used ZAR with great success.
08/29/2007 12:54:11 PM · #15
Originally posted by faidoi:

Kind of off topic, but does anyone use the lock button on their memory card? I know I've never used it.


That will save you when using erase all but format will remove everything.

08/29/2007 01:29:03 PM · #16
Originally posted by scalvert:

I've used Lexar's ImageRescue with great results. The software is included with their pro cards.

Side note- Lexar's home page cycles through several images when you refresh it. One of those shots was taken by DPC's own Scab-lab. ;-)


Yes Ive used Image Rescue also with great success
08/29/2007 01:37:55 PM · #17
Originally posted by faidoi:

Kind of off topic, but does anyone use the lock button on their memory card? I know I've never used it.
The only time I've used the lock button is when I was hiking for a week my Sony f717. I had filled up a card, and knew I wasn't going to use it, so I locked it. Now that I use only CF cards, I don't think they even have a lock function on them.
08/29/2007 01:41:30 PM · #18
Originally posted by Zoomdak:

Originally posted by faidoi:

Kind of off topic, but does anyone use the lock button on their memory card? I know I've never used it.
The only time I've used the lock button is when I was hiking for a week my Sony f717. I had filled up a card, and knew I wasn't going to use it, so I locked it. Now that I use only CF cards, I don't think they even have a lock function on them.


You can lock individual images through the camera menu. This prevents an erase all from erasing them.
08/29/2007 01:57:22 PM · #19
Zar worked for me, though make sure you don't take anything more overtop of the "missing" ones.
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