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Recovering Deleted Photos From An Sd Card. Possible?

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Having accidentally deleted some photos from my wife's camera (divorce is so expensive these days) I'm wondering if anyone has managed this?

Googling has thrown up some software programs that claim to be able to do it but it looks very complex.

The SD card hasn't been reformatted and no more photos have been taken since my error.

Help please !

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Happend to me a couple of years ago. I tried a couple of undelete or recovery programs but they didn't work, in total I wasted around £30 if I remember correctly. The closest they got was horizontal strips of some of the original photo's. Like yours, the card hadn't been written to in any way following the delete. Regarding the wife, I'm afraid its time to 'man up' and . .... go down the pub.

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It is almost definitely possible (I've read that SOME cameras can delete in such a way as to scupper recovery) so don't touch the card until you've exhausted all options!

 

I've used SanDisk RescuePro once in the past. I think it's a subscription purchase rather than outright but only you can decide if the cost is worth more than the photos.

 

One thing to bear in mind is that, if it works for you, it will show ALL delete photos that are currently recoverable, so if you're not in the habit of totally filling your cards then you may well have thousands of "old" photos to trawl through to find the ones you're after!

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I have used Recuva on about four occasion, it is fairly straight forward. If you click on download you can get a free version with no support. https://www. piriform. com/recuva

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Very many thanks to you all for your responses.

Will look at those options and let you know how I go on. ....subject to still being alive.

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Very many thanks to you all for your responses.

Will look at those options and let you know how I go on. ....subject to still being alive.

Yes please do I'd be grateful. Assuming you get a stay of execution.

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Firstly DO NOT write any more data to the card. Recuva as mentioned above is good (and free).

 

When you delete files from SD cards, the memory controller just deletes the file entry. The file data is still there until you write more data to the card - at that point a file using the same memory address will destroy the original file.

 

Set Recuva to do a deep recovery (I think that's what they call it) and it should find most if not all of your missing images (and quite possibly pictures you deleted some time ago).

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Firstly DO NOT write any more data to the card. Recuva as mentioned above is good (and free).

 

When you delete files from SD cards, the memory controller just deletes the file entry. The file data is still there until you write more data to the card - at that point a file using the same memory address will destroy the original file.

 

Set Recuva to do a deep recovery (I think that's what they call it) and it should find most if not all of your missing images (and quite possibly pictures you deleted some time ago).

Sorry. . Did you read the first two posts regarding writing more data to the card ?

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Sorry. . Did you read the first two posts regarding writing more data to the card ?

Sorry - are you suggesting my advice was poor, I shouldn't give it, or I'm not allowed to give the same advice as others? Im confused.

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Sorry - are you suggesting my advice was poor, I shouldn't give it, or I'm not allowed to give the same advice as others? Im confused.

None of the above. Just that it's blatantly obvious from previous posts.

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Firstly DO NOT write any more data to the card.

 

When you delete files from SD cards, the memory controller just deletes the file entry. The file data is still there until you write more data to the card - at that point a file using the same memory address will destroy the original file.

 

Politely - I think that's clearly previously established and understood in previous posts.

 

Moderators - please don't remove people's polite posts and devalue the forum.

 

 

 

Moderator Comment:

Polite posts always remain, only unacceptable ones are removed. For the record nothing has been removed from this thread, so would you care to enlighten us regarding your comment above?

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