recovering files on card formatted by a Fuji model

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by Shawn, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. Shawn

    Shawn Guest

    Has anyone had success recovering files from a mermory card formatted by
    a Fuji camera? I just got a call from my family who is travelling in
    Europe about an accidental format using the Fuji FinePix 2600. A post on
    this newsgroup from last year shows a gloomy prospect of recovery, as
    some Fuji cameras may actually wipe the entire card:
    http://groups.google.ca/group/rec.p...y+format+worked&rnum=2&hl=en#e71e488b8155d10a
     
    Shawn, Oct 10, 2005
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  2. Shawn

    Martin Brown Guest

    This would seem to be wasteful. I suspect something is throwing
    PhotoRescue off the scent, but it should still allow a full binary image
    of the media card to be made and saved to disk. But the best option for
    your friends is to buy a new card and keep the original wiped media safe
    until it can be examined by an expert.
    The only way to tell for sure would be to examine a representative chunk
    of the bitwise copy of the media. That would be unambiguous.

    Perhaps someone from PhotoRescue or one of the other image recovery tool
    packages would care to comment.

    Regards,
    Martin Brown
     
    Martin Brown, Oct 10, 2005
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  3. Shawn

    Shawn Guest

    Thank you for the responses. I'll wait for the memory card to get back and see.
    Shawn
     
    Shawn, Oct 11, 2005
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  4. Shawn

    ASAAR Guest

    My Fuji S5100 has formatted cards in far less time than it takes
    to read or write to the entire card. Whether the FinePix 2600
    overwrites the entire card I can't say, but I'd be surprised if it
    does.
     
    ASAAR, Oct 11, 2005
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