"TestDisk" (6.11.3) Anomaly

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by John Turco, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. John Turco

    John Turco Guest

    "TestDisk" (version 6.11.3) has a knack, for dredging up ancient images.
    Occasionally, I need to recover a digital photo, after I've accidentally
    edited and saved it; that is, mistakenly working on the original, instead
    of a duplicate. (Soon after copying pictures to my computer, I invariably
    format memory cards, in-camera.)

    As usual, the medium in question, is a "Cube" 1GB SD. It was my very first
    1GB specimen, obtained in 2006; the Cube has been used in my Kodak P850
    (5MP, 12x "super zoom" digicam), since September of '06.

    On Sept. 18, 2010, I ran TestDisk, from the command prompt (in Windows XP
    "Home Edition" SP3), on my internal data-storage hard disk (D:). 6 folders
    were created, with these results:

    1,456 files, totalling approximately 1.9GB

    2, from 2007 (June 14 & 15)

    2008 (495)

    2009 (420)

    2010 (520)

    latest ones - September 17, 2010

    Weird, eh? How can a 1GB card, hold 1.9GB of stuff?

    [Note: I >did< find what I was searching for, as always...really love
    this TestDisk freeware program!]

    Relevant links:


    CGSecurity - TestDisk

    CGSecurity - TestDisk/Download
    John Turco, Sep 25, 2010
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    croy Guest

    I'm an amature, but I'd guess "overlaps", where a version of
    a file has been partially overwritten with other data, and
    is therefor not recoverable--but ther may be another version
    of that file that *is* recoverable. Not all of the files
    are actually recoverable.

    Just a guess.
    croy, Sep 25, 2010
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    John Turco Guest

    Thanks, anyway, for your attempted explanation.
    John Turco, Oct 31, 2010
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