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Recapturing Deleted Image

post #1 of 6
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Or in this case a video clip from my digital camera that I inadvertently erased, doh.


I have come across some recommended software but thought I'd inquire here about personal experiences. I did not take any pictures after the deletion and removed the card.



post #2 of 6

Good reason to backup everything before deleting stuff but enough preaching..


recovermyfiles.com has a free "preview" before purchase.


There are several out there.. Most I've seen cost $40-$70.


Most of the packages I've used work pretty well.

post #3 of 6

Guess it depends on where the file lived that was deleted. If deleted while on the camera you may be out of luck.


With Win2000, I use "PC Inspector File Recovery".  Not sure if they still offer a free copy or not but it was able to find and recover a few critical files for me that were erased via network commands and were not in the automatic Recycle Bin container.  This is assuming you can plug the card into a PC.


You might also contact the maker of the camera and see what they have.



post #4 of 6

recovermyfiles (recovermyfiles.com) has a flash drive utility designed to look at removable memory cards.


They have a recovermyphotos program designed to connect directly to a camera to search the cards.


There are several others out there designed specifically to recover deleted files from camera media..


Except for virus infected "free" recovery software, I have yet to come across a program that didn't do a pretty good job.. You just have to pay for the better software. It comes down to how much those video's or Photos are worth to you.





post #5 of 6


Sandisk do recovery software that comes free with their Extreme range of cards. I have a few copies of it. It may work - PM me if you've not got it sorted yet.

post #6 of 6



It's free for SD or CF cards, but cost 50 bucks for the computer hard drive version.




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