[How to]Fix and Retrieve Images form an error sdcard (USBC error)

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  1. zerotiu

    zerotiu Mu-43 Veteran

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    2 days ago I went to another cities and had some fun with my friend. It was raining very hard and we transferred our photos from the sdcard to PC. Suddenly the power went off and we were shocked. Our datas were definitely corrupted.

    After several hours, yes, the data were corrupted. We can still see the DCIM and VIDEO folder but inside DCIM, the images were converted to unknown 3 files and one of them was 'USBC◘╧è◘' the unreadable characters are shaped like a gun..:tongue:

    I didn't bring my laptop to try open it from mac. So we were using windows. This is how we fix it :
    1. Open run (windows+R)
    2. Open command prompt (type : cmd)
    3. On the open box type -> chkdsk (space) [the drive]: (space) /f
    example (your sdcard is on drive K:) -> chkdsk k: /f
    4. It will say that it's being repaired , after that
    5. Copy all files inside DCIM folder to your PC

    you will find many files with FILE00XXX.CHK format. If your images are all JPEG, you can just change the .CHK file type into .JPG

    But if you have the RAW file, it will be hard, because you don't know which one is the JPG/RAW file.

    So you need to download this : http://www.ericphelps.com/uncheck/unchk3.zip
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    It will automatically change the files into JPGs and you change another .CHK files that haven't changed by the program into your RAW file format (Olympus = .ORF , etc)

    Example :
    There are 4 .CHK files :
    FILE0001.CHK
    FILE0002.CHK
    FILE0003.CHK
    FILE0004.CHK

    if the result =
    FILE0001.CHK
    FILE0001.JPG
    FILE0002.CHK
    FILE0003.CHK
    FILE0003.JPG
    FILE0004.CHK

    then the file002 and file004 is RAW:smile:

    Hope this helps and don't be afraid when you have this problem! :smile:
     
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  2. sdb

    sdb New to Mu-43

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    I had a USBC◘╧è◘ file in my sdcard , I tried

    1. Open run (windows+R)
    2. Open command prompt (type : cmd)
    3. On the open box type -> chkdsk (space) [the drive]: (space) /f
    example (your sdcard is on drive K:) -> chkdsk k: /f
    4. It will say that it's being repaired , after that I got

    5. Convert lost chains to files <Y/N> ?
    6. I selected Y and saw
    1133364 KB in 470 recovered files.
    windows had made corrections to the file system.
    16,178,176kb total disk files
    160KB in 5 folders
    11,572,960kb in 481 files
    4,605,024kb are available

    32,768 bytes in each allocation unit.
    505,568 total allocation units on disk
    143,907 allocation units available on disk

    After that I am not seeing any of repaired files in my sdcard and even the USBC◘╧è◘ file got deleted

    Can some one pls let me know if I lost all those picture that I had in the disk or there is any other way to get those picture back
     
  3. zerotiu

    zerotiu Mu-43 Veteran

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    try to open your sdcard via 7zip file manager, then copy all folders yo your pc.
     
  4. souravs2504

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    Hi zerotiu,
    Thank you so mush. In my Camera SD Card I found "USBC◘╧è◘" file. To see this file I really serried.
    But according your instruction I recover my files.
    Thank you once again.

    -Sourav
     
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    Awesome post!
     
  6. MStern70

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    I did the above, but now all I have is a file with NO pictures. How can I open it (one) and two did I lose all my pictures? I am desperate to make sure I find these!
     
  7. zerotiu

    zerotiu Mu-43 Veteran

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    First you have to understand the situation. If the card is corrupted, all the files are actually not lost. They are there somewhere. Chkdsk will restore the file and unchk will convert the file into jpeg format.

    If you didn't see any file , try to open the sdcard disk with 7zip file manager. It can see hidden files. To see wether is there any data occupying your sdcard, check your disk properties. If there anything that said "xx MB used" , that means there is something inside.
     
  8. OzRay

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    One reason I use Sandisk cards is that each one comes with RescuePro software. This bit of software is so good, that once I formatted a card that I thought had downloaded onto my PC but hadn't (I'm not exactly sure what happened) and RescuePro was able to recover all the files. It's done the same when I've had cards go corrupt. It's worth buying a Sandisk card just to get this software.
     
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    Usbc◘╧è◘



    Just wanna say THANK YOU. you help me soo much. I found FILE0001 to FILE0526
     
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    To anyone with a corrupt disk:

    If the data (pictures, videos, whatever) is critical, the last thing you should be doing is running any tool that will modify the filesystem (including chkdsk).
    If the disk/card is having a hardware problem, you risk making things much worse.

    A true Data Recovery tool will not make any changes to the disk/card's filesystem/files; it will just copy the files to another drive.
    (the SanDisk tool may qualify, but I have not used it.)

    Barry
     
  11. cevil

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    Here is what I got when I tried the chkdsk option: same thing than "sdb" previously. Chkdsk changed my folder into one file with the exact same name. But now there is no way I can get my jpg because there is no more any folders..... If I open the file with "note pad", here's what I see:

    USBCœ… 
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    ½¤·N\ˆÝP Ï>¿kÁ4½žÜõ8®œ)Ô¤×dq?³÷Áwã×Ä£àh-áI4õi66 òש?˜¯°þ!k6Ÿmü-ðCÅ> ½’Mâ9œÆ$¶Éb ê݇µwd”ùy-»<ì[XÏ]‹?ÿ mMá_…¼B>hš[Kâ(Ýby‘ÖH•S‚1‚3_Œvþ#ñ&·b–—s[3_9|‘–çžµÕ‹÷iÍugf
    ñ²l~âmGÂÞ%yÂ!kpS¦MvZÙ‡Åÿ ¼F—šUïždgÜqÈ#óyÓq7æ:p…Jõ_d|à»Óì¹ÝqÓñ®óÆ>)Õ òn¬K§Ø˜0#8 W~aßRhâ§$¡(ßséÛûöëø[ûJ~ɳ¿ iþ)"ðÍÔœrÿ Ç´0ÅÄà99c.åe qŸ~éO§Ç,Ù”¬ùüµ{t"áû¤“GÝ_ <¨x²úÅü5w7:)IÚH É$ë¾>xÞóâîáñ¬hðËáu’)'%òFã¶?SXcÚJ÷ê?v;oøUl¾ü&Õ|A 4a.  dVD"C"C VD"C ..  dVD"C"C VD"C P1040819JPG rD"C»D rD"C \W P1040820JPG dsD"C»D sD"CÈ ú[ P1040821JPG dvD"C»D vD"C à_ P1040822JPG d{D"C»D {D"CA ¤` P1040823JPG d€D"C»D €D"C 6_ P1040824JPG d©D"C»D ©D"C Re P1040825JPG dE"C»D E"C ¶^ P1040826JPG dE"C»D E"CN F_ P1040827JPG dE"C»D E"C
     Jc P1040828JPG

    Anything else to do? I thought I had it when I saw the post.... DAwn

    Thanks for replying
     
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    See my post immediately prior to yours.

    Barry


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  13. luffykudo

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    This is what I've done:
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    And this is what happened:
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    Please help, what to do next, I really want to recover my photos, it's very important. Thanks and God Bless =>
     
  14. barry13

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    Get a data recovery tool. Chkdsk often makes things worse.

    Sent from my Note3
     
  15. luffykudo

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    any good recovery tool suggestion?
     
  16. barry13

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    Put the SD Card in LOCK / read-only mode with the switch on the side of the card.

    Then try something like one of these tools (I haven't used most of these myself):
    http://foremost.sourceforge.net/
    http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec
    http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk
    http://www.datarescue.com/photorescue/
    http://www.free2explore.com/recovery/

    or the aforementioned SanDisk tool

    article: http://www.clarity.net/~adam/recoverpix.html

    Barry
     
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  17. Giny88

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    Hi Barry!
    I was in the same situation as sdb and luffykudo. So, I tried with Foremost, but not even the "Free trial" it's not actually free, for saving the repairs you need to pay at least 29usd. Then I tried with Datarescue, but I didn't understand how to run it. So I tried with Free2explore, but it's a veeeery old program and it's not longer a Freeware. Then I used www.clarity.net, which sent me to www.cgsecurity.org... And that one! That one worked perfectly, it's necessary to read with attention and have at least a little bit of knowledge, beause it's not really simple to use, but it's really fast and does a great job, it recovered even some old songs and videos that I ereased a long time ago.

    Thanks! You saved my photo-memories!

    Giny
     
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  18. Nitheesh kumar M

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    I tried but the operation stops and shows that the file has "Invalid Time stamp"...I cant even delete or add any files....Cant format the drive too...i don't want to backup files...Just
    want to format..please help me..i upload an image when i was using cmd


    Invalid.JPG
     
  19. barry13

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    If it won't format, it's probably failed.

    Barry
     
  20. karsija

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    @Ginny88
    Thanks a ton :) you saved my pictures
    I tried chkdsk and it worsened the matters. I couldn't even see the files, but somehow Windows did show that 1.5 GB on my card was used.
    I tried Ginny's method (PhotoRec) and was able to recover all pictures & movies from the card.
    Thanks again gal :)
     

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