CF Card not formatted in any reader now! HELP please

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  1. QfanatiQ's Avatar

    QfanatiQ said:

    Help CF Card not formatted in any reader now! HELP please

    Just got back from holiday, been a while, put in card and many photos not showing. I used another reader, and PC said not formatted, I then tried another three readers and the camera itself and all reporting not formatted. I now have nothing to view.

    I can find a whole host of Internet topics on readers being broken but nothing seemingly about a card and it not working in any reader.

    I really want to get this going again. Any leads/suggestions greatly welcome.

    Cheers.....Q
     
  2. Northernbloke's Avatar

    Northernbloke said:

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    Try using Recuva to try and recover the pics from it without reformatting it

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  3. evilsatan's Avatar

    evilsatan said:

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    testdisk/photorec are what I use in these cases, last week recovered all files from an SD which said it needed formatting on all readers.

     
  4. QfanatiQ's Avatar

    QfanatiQ said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by evilsatan View Post
    testdisk/photorec are what I use in these cases, last week recovered all files from an SD which said it needed formatting on all readers.
    Thanks, but being an idiot, I cant find the .exe in that downlaoded zip file and when I click any of the .exe's that are in there, tells me there is a file missing and I need to reinstall.

    Quote Originally Posted by Northernbloke View Post
    Try using Recuva to try and recover the pics from it without reformatting it

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    When I select the drive, it tells me I need to reformat.

    I have also tried zero assumption, cant see drive and also iCare Data Recovery, again, cant see drive.

    Cheers.....Q

    EDIT,
    zar has recovered some 5400+ photos, but seeing last one, must be many more. Now if the recovery progam can read I get the attached pic. Really want a good ending here.

    Cheers.....Q

    Final edit, we were viewing these photos on the sytem this very morning.

    ARGHHH

    Cheers,,,,,Q
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  5. josweet's Avatar

    josweet said:

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    QfanatiQ.
    I recently used "SD Card Data Recovery Wizard " to retrieve my phone's SDcard pictures. Ill Pm you a link mate as im not sure what the rules are here with such things.
     
  6. QfanatiQ's Avatar

    QfanatiQ said:

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    Update.
    After speaking to my dad he asked, have I checked if the files are hidden. Why would they be I asked. But tried anyway.

    Many where, I still then thought many later ones where missing. Going through it was soon discovered these are not in any original order.

    Also found the recovery log to see what was skipped. All in all, pretty much all present.

    Thanks everyone for all the suggestions and help.

    Cheers.....Q
     
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    evilsatan said:

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    Glad you resolved mate, in the case of photorec had you extracted the zip? can get errors when running from inside the zip. If it had worked it would have lost the file names and any folder structure so I guess your program did the same.