Help Please - Image recovery CF Card.

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Ono Notim, Jul 12, 2006.

  1. Ono Notim

    Ono Notim Guest

    Hi All
    Just returned from a "once in a lifetime" holiday and discovered that one of the cards I was using was formatted after download BUT - I failed to check that all the images had been written to the computer before re-formatting the card.
    The camera is a Nikon D70 (Compact Flash card) and was re-formatted in the camera. Nothing has been done with the card since - no images written to it or anything else.
    Please can anybody tell me how to recover these images - Maybe a piece of software care of the Web or ........ I live in Lincolnshire UK if I really have to pay someone to do it - :)<((
    Many thanks in advance for all help, I appreciate it.
    O.N.
     
    Ono Notim, Jul 12, 2006
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  2. Nip out and buy yourself a Lexar Pro 80X WA card which says it has
    software for file recovery on it - phone your nearest stockist of a
    range of cards. Sandisk also have a rescue program included on some of
    their cards. I know the Lexar one - ImageRescue - works very well and it
    does recover from other makers' cards.

    The cheapest way to get this program legimitately is to buy the smallest
    Lexar Pro or other Lexar card which includes it, and it will say so on
    the packaging. Just copy the program on to your PC or Mac (it comes in
    both flavours) and keep it for all future problems. Lexar Pro 80X WA
    cards which generally have this are very good value, actually they are
    Nikon's recommendation and the program is designed to recognise .NEF
    files as well as Nikon's JPEG filenaming.

    Your images will not have been erased at all unless you have
    subsequently used the card to shoot more, or have 'secure erased' the
    card (which ImageRescue can also do - it offers this and formatting,
    card testing, and three levels of image recovery).

    David
     
    David Kilpatrick, Jul 12, 2006
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  3. Ono Notim

    Ben Brugman Guest

    Check out

    http://www.convar.de

    for the program pcinspector (it's freeware).

    This can recover pictures from erased cards.

    Good luck and keep us informed.

    ben
    "Ono Notim" <> schreef in bericht Hi All
    Just returned from a "once in a lifetime" holiday and discovered that one of the cards I was using was formatted after download BUT - I failed to check that all the images had been written to the computer before re-formatting the card.
    The camera is a Nikon D70 (Compact Flash card) and was re-formatted in the camera. Nothing has been done with the card since - no images written to it or anything else.
    Please can anybody tell me how to recover these images - Maybe a piece of software care of the Web or ........ I live in Lincolnshire UK if I really have to pay someone to do it - :)<((
    Many thanks in advance for all help, I appreciate it.
    O.N.
     
    Ben Brugman, Jul 12, 2006
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  4. Ono Notim

    Arild P. Guest

    I'm also interested in this subject although I haven't (yet, and
    hopefully) never had this happen to me, but would like to add that
    write-protecting the memory card (that's possible with a CF card I
    hope) is probably a good idea to be sure nothing happens to it.

    At least with computers I've heard that it's a good idea to never work
    on the original, but copy the data over to something else.

    I bought a Sandisk 1GByte "Ultra II" CF card recently, but there was no
    software with it. I believe however that there was mention of a program
    you could download a demo of and purchase later.

    Is there any free compact-flash related software like this (or other
    useful utilites) available for the Mac?
     
    Arild P., Jul 12, 2006
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    Toby Guest

    I tried a few different apps and found this one the best:

    http://www.photoone.net/download.asp

    You can use the trial version to see if it finds your images before purchasing it.

    Toby
    Hi All
    Just returned from a "once in a lifetime" holiday and discovered that one of the cards I was using was formatted after download BUT - I failed to check that all the images had been written to the computer before re-formatting the card.
    The camera is a Nikon D70 (Compact Flash card) and was re-formatted in the camera. Nothing has been done with the card since - no images written to it or anything else.
    Please can anybody tell me how to recover these images - Maybe a piece of software care of the Web or ........ I live in Lincolnshire UK if I really have to pay someone to do it - :)<((
    Many thanks in advance for all help, I appreciate it.
    O.N.
     
    Toby, Jul 13, 2006
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  6. Ono Notim

    G.T. Guest

    No. SD, yes, but not CF.

    Greg
     
    G.T., Jul 13, 2006
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  7. Ono Notim

    elcoggins Guest

    Go to Versiontracker.com and lookup ImageRecall. I think it is
    freeware. It worked beautifully for me.

    Gene
     
    elcoggins, Jul 13, 2006
    #7
  8. I bought a Sandisk 1GByte "Ultra II" CF card recently, but there was no
    I bought a Sandisk 1GByte "Ultra II" CF card some months ago. It came
    with the "rescue" disk, I bought one some days ago. It came without one.

    -Michael
     
    Michael Schnell, Jul 13, 2006
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  9. Well,

    I have a D70 and a D70s and use SanDisk, CompactFlash cards.

    Before I had the D70s, I would reformat to erase all the photos from the card by formatting.

    The D70s will not erase the photos by formatting. I have to delete all the photos first, and then format the card.

    This seems strange, but it must be an improvement in the D70s to keep from accidently erasing photos. If not an improvement then there is something wrong with my D70s. I can't seem to find anything about this feature in the D70s Manual by quickly browsing the manual.

    Bob

    I tried a few different apps and found this one the best:

    http://www.photoone.net/download.asp

    You can use the trial version to see if it finds your images before purchasing it.

    Toby
    Hi All
    Just returned from a "once in a lifetime" holiday and discovered that one of the cards I was using was formatted after download BUT - I failed to check that all the images had been written to the computer before re-formatting the card.
    The camera is a Nikon D70 (Compact Flash card) and was re-formatted in the camera. Nothing has been done with the card since - no images written to it or anything else.
    Please can anybody tell me how to recover these images - Maybe a piece of software care of the Web or ........ I live in Lincolnshire UK if I really have to pay someone to do it - :)<((
    Many thanks in advance for all help, I appreciate it.
    O.N.
     
    Robert Nabors, Jul 14, 2006
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  10. Ono Notim

    Arild P. Guest

    Thanks. I've downloaded and tried it out.
    Looks like a nice program, but it's not freeware although I believe it
    lets you recover 10 images without registering, just to see if it
    actually works.
     
    Arild P., Jul 14, 2006
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  11. Strange - my D70s will format a card which has photos on - its the easiest way to delete all the photos.

    Mark Harrington

    Well,

    I have a D70 and a D70s and use SanDisk, CompactFlash cards.

    Before I had the D70s, I would reformat to erase all the photos from the card by formatting.

    The D70s will not erase the photos by formatting. I have to delete all the photos first, and then format the card.

    This seems strange, but it must be an improvement in the D70s to keep from accidently erasing photos. If not an improvement then there is something wrong with my D70s. I can't seem to find anything about this feature in the D70s Manual by quickly browsing the manual.

    Bob

    I tried a few different apps and found this one the best:

    http://www.photoone.net/download.asp

    You can use the trial version to see if it finds your images before purchasing it.

    Toby
    Hi All
    Just returned from a "once in a lifetime" holiday and discovered that one of the cards I was using was formatted after download BUT - I failed to check that all the images had been written to the computer before re-formatting the card.
    The camera is a Nikon D70 (Compact Flash card) and was re-formatted in the camera. Nothing has been done with the card since - no images written to it or anything else.
    Please can anybody tell me how to recover these images - Maybe a piece of software care of the Web or ........ I live in Lincolnshire UK if I really have to pay someone to do it - :)<((
    Many thanks in advance for all help, I appreciate it.
    O.N.
     
    Mark Harrington, Jul 15, 2006
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  12. Ono Notim

    DoN. Nichols Guest

    [ ... ]
    Is it perhaps that there was a "protected" image in the card?
    IIRC, it is supposed to refuse to format when there is a "protected"
    image present.

    Good luck,
    DoN.
     
    DoN. Nichols, Jul 15, 2006
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  13. Ono Notim

    Ono Notim Guest

    Thanks David and all
    I have bought a Lexar Pro card - with software and have got the images back.
    I'm not sure that they are what they are supposed to be in terms of Raw+
    basic (jpeg) but at least I have a record. It seems too it has recovered
    some images from another outing that I was not aware that I had not saved so
    that's great - I will have to look more carefully at the card & directory
    structures etc.
    Thanks all for your great help
    Ono.
    PS the D70 with software U/G does delete images when you run card format
    :)<((
    I only format cards in the camera in an attempt to minimise the chance of
    losing images. NEVER done on a pc!

    of the cards I was using was formatted after download BUT - I failed to
    check that all the images had been written to the computer before
    re-formatting the card.
    camera. Nothing has been done with the card since - no images written to it
    or anything else.
    software care of the Web or ........ I live in Lincolnshire UK if I really
    have to pay someone to do it - :)<((

    Nip out and buy yourself a Lexar Pro 80X WA card which says it has
    software for file recovery on it - phone your nearest stockist of a
    range of cards. Sandisk also have a rescue program included on some of
    their cards. I know the Lexar one - ImageRescue - works very well and it
    does recover from other makers' cards.

    The cheapest way to get this program legimitately is to buy the smallest
    Lexar Pro or other Lexar card which includes it, and it will say so on
    the packaging. Just copy the program on to your PC or Mac (it comes in
    both flavours) and keep it for all future problems. Lexar Pro 80X WA
    cards which generally have this are very good value, actually they are
    Nikon's recommendation and the program is designed to recognise .NEF
    files as well as Nikon's JPEG filenaming.

    Your images will not have been erased at all unless you have
    subsequently used the card to shoot more, or have 'secure erased' the
    card (which ImageRescue can also do - it offers this and formatting,
    card testing, and three levels of image recovery).

    David
     
    Ono Notim, Jul 15, 2006
    #13
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    Jim Guest

    SanDisk has obviously changed their marketing.

    I just bought a SanDisk Extreme III one-gig CF card and it includes a CD
    containing Rescue Pro, a file recovery utility that's $40 standalone on
    the Sandisk website.

    My one gig CF card (with Recue Pro) will cost $59.95 after an instore
    Circuit City rebate and a mail-in rebate.

    Sale and rebates last just a week in stores and on website.
     
    Jim, Jul 16, 2006
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    cjcampbell Guest

    Any of the recovery utilities that come with the card should be able to
    get your images back. They will not have the name that the camera gave
    them.

    I have used the free utilities that come with cards, but none of them
    are as good as PhotoRescue Pro. It has a great interface, gives a
    decent sized preview of the recovered file, understands RAW files well,
    and it is fairly inexpensive. It will recover huge numbers of photos
    even if you think you have filled the card up again and re-formatted
    after that. I have seen it recover years-old photos from cards that I
    had taken thousands of photos on since.
     
    cjcampbell, Jul 17, 2006
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    jean Guest

    http://www.recovermyphotos.com/ this one works too.

    Jean

    "Ono Notim" <> a écrit dans le message de Hi All
    Just returned from a "once in a lifetime" holiday and discovered that one of the cards I was using was formatted after download BUT - I failed to check that all the images had been written to the computer before re-formatting the card.
    The camera is a Nikon D70 (Compact Flash card) and was re-formatted in the camera. Nothing has been done with the card since - no images written to it or anything else.
    Please can anybody tell me how to recover these images - Maybe a piece of software care of the Web or ........ I live in Lincolnshire UK if I really have to pay someone to do it - :)<((
    Many thanks in advance for all help, I appreciate it.
    O.N.
     
    jean, Jul 19, 2006
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