Recovering files from formatted SD card in Casio

Discussion in 'Casio' started by rainandsnow, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. rainandsnow

    rainandsnow Guest

    It was in a Casio digital camera - around 7 mp. I got to the format menu
    and thought I had pressed CANCEL. Formatting started - there was no
    warning. The worst part is is wasn't my camera.

    I've tried the following:
    PC inspector smart recovery
    Photo Rescue PC
    Flash Memory Toolkit
    eImage Recover
    Stellar Phoenix Digital Media Recovery
    Recover My Files
    Digi Photo Rec
    Data Doctor Recovery Digital Pictures
    Digital Camera Data Recovery
    Memory Card Data Recovery
    Data Doctor Recovery Digital Camera
    Data Doctor Recovery Memory Card
    Easy Recovery Professional

    - with no success.

    Some of them find a directory but no file show up.
    "Graphing" the output with Photo Rescue PC gives solid black (whereas
    another card which has been test formatted shows up as solid green).

    Is there anything else I can try??? If the pics are irretrievably gone,
    then why did the Casio Camera secure delete instead of doing a normal
    format? and why did it not ask if I was sure I wanted to format?? I
    thought safeguard was standard.
     
    rainandsnow, Dec 22, 2007
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  2. rainandsnow

    Sander Guest

    rainandsnow wrote:
    > It was in a Casio digital camera - around 7 mp. I got to the format menu
    > and thought I had pressed CANCEL. Formatting started - there was no
    > warning.


    Try restoration.

    http://www.snapfiles.com/get/restoration.html

    Sander
     
    Sander, Dec 22, 2007
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  3. rainandsnow

    rainandsnow Guest

    Sander wrote:
    > rainandsnow wrote:
    >> It was in a Casio digital camera - around 7 mp. I got to the format
    >> menu and thought I had pressed CANCEL. Formatting started - there was
    >> no warning.

    >
    > Try restoration.
    >
    > http://www.snapfiles.com/get/restoration.html


    Thanks for the suggestion, however it was in vain -
    I've downloaded and run it with various options . . . the end result is
    always "no files were found".

    I'm also trying "File Scavenger" from that site . . .

    just the same - " 0 file found"
     
    rainandsnow, Dec 22, 2007
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  4. rainandsnow

    rainandsnow Guest

    Rob-L wrote:
    > On Dec 22 2007 1:22 PM, rainandsnow wrote:
    >
    >
    >> Is there anything else I can try???

    >
    > There is one thing you can try....
    >
    > Don't **** with cameras that aren't yours, especially when you don't know
    > what you're doing.


    I was sorting out a problem - the battery setting was wrong and that
    meant the camera wasn't working. (wouldn't stay on using Alkaline
    batteries with the battery setting at NiMh), Flicking through a familiar
    and intuitive menu on a strange camera is fairly elementary and I've had
    more than average experience of digital cameras/electronic devices. When
    sorting out a problem there is always some risk. Normally the benefits
    far outweigh the risks. It was extremely user unfriendly of the Casio
    not to Format when an experienced operator was attempting to CANCEL, AND
    to do so without going through a Yes/No check. Perhaps it was
    misdesigned by a coarse rude bossy overbearing git like you.
     
    rainandsnow, Dec 24, 2007
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