Corrupt photo files

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by ^Tems^, Feb 27, 2010.

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    ^Tems^ Guest

    Today I shot about 290 photos on Lexar Professional 4gb.
    (as advised I reformat it after each image dump)

    I plugged the card into the card reader and Zoombrowser card reader came
    up and all but 20 images had question marks on them.

    I pulled the plug and reinstalled it this time all shots were there
    except a couple of blocks of 10 - 20 with question marks. So pulled it
    out again and this time a windows box popped up problem with the drive
    want to scan it OK it fixed the problem as no photos on the drive now
    means there is no problem.

    I have used a few different data recovery utilities an salvaged 17 photos.

    Now the weird bit, it also shows the corrupted files so I selected them
    all and saved to local drive, it said not enough space.
    I went back to the recovery program and all the corrupted files are
    between 900mb and 4.4 GB each. Funny how a 4gb drive can hold 270 files
    at that size.

    Has anyone used any programs to fix corrupted CR2 RAW files or should I
    be glad it wasn't a paid gig wipe the tears and move on?
    ^Tems^, Feb 27, 2010
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    Noons Guest

    ^Tems^ wrote,on my timestamp of 27/02/2010 6:59 PM:
    Ouch! I think the last option is the one to take...
    Noons, Feb 27, 2010
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  3. I've used PhotoRec with good success to recover data from a scragged
    harddrive in the past. Alas, those were .jpg and other, recognized
    formats. I don't know if PhotoRec could recognize RAW files.
    Worth a try in any event, if you haven't used it yet. It actually does a
    sector based bit by bit search, rather than trying to work with the file
    system; it's also non-intrusive.
    At the time I specifically built a linux box to pull data off the
    damaged drive (very steep learnig curve, that was), but there's also a
    Windows version out.

    h.t.h., -Peter
    Peter Huebner, Feb 27, 2010
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    JimKramer Guest

    CardRecovery will let you pull any extension files off a corrupt card.

    Lexar is the only memory card I have ever had any trouble with and I won't
    use the brand. I have recovered many things for friends from Lexar media.

    Most of the time the errors are just mistakes in data pointers so they
    indicate the start and stop of the files incorrectly. It's always
    interesting to hear that your card will now hold an order of magnitude more
    data then it did when you got it. :)

    Use film next time and this won't be an issue. :)

    JimKramer, Feb 27, 2010
  5. I've seen so many stuffed sticks, I've stopped counting
    All Different Brand Names, but probably made in the same factory in
    son of a bitch, Feb 27, 2010
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    Paul Furman Guest

    I got this when some pins got bent in my CF card reader. I was able to
    straighten the pins but it bent again, and again so got a new reader.
    Paul Furman, Feb 27, 2010
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