SD SanDisk 16gb photo recovery

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  1. Jeff Worsnop

    Jeff Worsnop Mu-43 Regular

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    May 20, 2016
    Jeff Worsnop
    Help please.
    While trying to upload a day's shooting on my EM10 Onto my IPad for a quick preview I got the message that there was not sufficient space on the IPad. I therefore took the option to delete the photos on the IPad but unknown to me it applied to the connected SD card as well.
    I have used the SanDisk website to confirm the files are still on the card. But to actually recover the files I need to buy a one year licence which is too much. I checked for free recovery software but there was a 2gb limit.
    Can anyone tell me if there is free software that I can use to recover the files? There are 423 files mostly taken as raw plus jpg.
    Cheers
    Jeff
     
  2. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler Subscribing Member

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Hi, PhotoRec, from the free TestDisk suite, usually works best.

    I would turn on the write-protect switch now before running anything else on it.

    If the SD card is fragmented, then an undelete app may work better than PhotoRec.
    TestDisk has an undelete function also.

    Barry
     
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  3. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  4. Jeff Worsnop

    Jeff Worsnop Mu-43 Regular

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    May 20, 2016
    Jeff Worsnop
    Thanks.
    Bumbled my way through and saved the files but can't now find them ! Will have another go tomorrow when I am fresher.
    Jeff
     
  5. Jeff Worsnop

    Jeff Worsnop Mu-43 Regular

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    May 20, 2016
    Jeff Worsnop
    Barry.
    Many many thanks for your advice. Despite being IT illiterate I managed to recover all my files from my SD card. It has been many years since I grappled with DOS but the web site instructions guided me through.
    Cheers
    Jeff
     
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  6. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I have to try & get files off my daughter's micro SD card, so I will have to look into that one too.
     
  7. Michael Sans

    Michael Sans Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 6, 2016
    Michael John Sansom
    Hi Jeff, I'm using win 10, 64 bit and the PhotoRec program is derived from Linux Its will take time for my poor Dos memory (Brain) kicks in, I remember dir D: to see what's in D directory but i cannot remember how to DIR a USB in my case I . when I when i start PhotoRec it defaults to C: drive and wants a work from there, which is unhelpful when one wants to access USB (I) of which there are 6 on my machine. Help please
     
  8. djtaylor7

    djtaylor7 Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 2, 2013
    David Taylor
    With many dos programs /? Added after the command gives you the possible options. If you can see the USB in Win 10 File Explorer that will give you the drive to use in Dos, and you just type G: (for example) to select the USB, then Dir G: or whatever the drive letter is.
     
  9. Michael Sans

    Michael Sans Mu-43 Regular

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    Michael John Sansom
     
  10. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler Subscribing Member

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Hi, does it not give a list of drives/devices as in the screenshot at
    PhotoRec Step By Step - CGSecurity
    ?

    Does Windows still see your device?
     
  11. Michael Sans

    Michael Sans Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 6, 2016
    Michael John Sansom
    Photo taken on 2017-01-21 12-21-42. I found that when i was using Testdisk_7.1 win, I should have been using qphotorec_win exe which is within the folder for testdisk_7.1 win rather confusing when using qphotorec_win exe you don't need to do DOS or command line as qphotorec does it for you, I donated £22 as it was good value.

    But I found an even cheaper and up front price of £14.50 asking for Diskdigger which works fine and is wisiwig.

    I was disappointed by the so called free SD Recovery programs available which you didn't know where not free but only after using it and to the point of accessing lost files to do so you where asked to paid in most cases £60 and then one wanted £250. concidering I may only use it once a year or never is a lot of money.
    PS This image of a black cap is what I wanted to recover from Sd card as it was taken though 4 layers of glass IE my patio doors and conservatory double gazed with 40 to 150 mm at 150 MM f 2.8 4/3 and 300 a FF hence not the best quality, here in the UK we are getting more black caps due to milder winters.

    Considering
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2017