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10/29/2006 01:20:28 PM · #1
Having just spent the whole morning shooting a full 2gb card (at the Morton Arboretum near Chicago) I came home to download them. Had a problem with my computer - needed to reboot, forgot to disconnect the card reader and for some reason ended up wiping the whole card. I now have precisely NO photos from my morning. I had some really wonderful pictures too.....

I'm not normally so careless. Very angry with myself right now.
10/29/2006 01:21:07 PM · #2
That sucks. Was the arboretum well colored?
10/29/2006 01:21:57 PM · #3
Yes, it was very pretty. It's such a beautiful day for it as well. ho hum.
10/29/2006 01:23:23 PM · #4
don't do anything with the card right now... I'm sure someone will be along to help ya with recovery of those pics...

you might want to search the forums
10/29/2006 01:24:28 PM · #5
don't use the card yet!!!!

Unless it's been formatted you may be able to extract the files with something like image rescue!

leroy beat me to the punch :+

Message edited by author 2006-10-29 13:24:50.
10/29/2006 01:25:32 PM · #6
that is a bummmer. did you check your hard drive and make sure they didn't transfer before you rebooted?
10/29/2006 01:26:26 PM · #7
Yes, I did.... Unfortunately nothing. I put the card back in the camera and it said no images....

Thanks everyone - I hope I can do something...
10/29/2006 01:26:33 PM · #8

Free trial, works well.

10/29/2006 01:30:54 PM · #9
Bear to the Rescue.
10/29/2006 01:50:19 PM · #10
Thanks everyone for all your help. No luck so far....
10/29/2006 01:58:32 PM · #11
or, you could send it to me. I'll do the recovery for ya, but you gotta pay shipping.
10/29/2006 02:20:04 PM · #12
try Zero Assumption.

I use it whenever a card has a bit of a fit, and it pulls back stuff from cards that have been re-formatted over and over again - stuff from months ago.

10/29/2006 07:01:22 PM · #13
To all of you who so kindly helped with suggestions...

I did it! Bear_Music's suggestion worked. I am pleased to say I can now enter this week's challenge! (Whether it will be worth it, as I'll probably get another sub 5 score, remains to be seen!)

Anyway, thank you everybody - this is a great place. You are all so very helpful.

10/29/2006 07:11:30 PM · #14
Now another question....

Having recovered my "lost" files, will the EXIF data be corrupt? in which case, if I enter a challenge would I get DQ'd? I suppose there is that possibility.....
10/29/2006 07:12:36 PM · #15
If you got the file back, it *should* be fine, I would think.

Originally posted by salmiakki:

Now another question....

Having recovered my "lost" files, will the EXIF data be corrupt? in which case, if I enter a challenge would I get DQ'd? I suppose there is that possibility.....
10/29/2006 07:49:52 PM · #16
you should be able to check the data prior to submitting. If it all checks out you are good to go.
10/29/2006 07:51:23 PM · #17
And if it's not? Then I presume I'm not able to enter..... The programme is doing it's stuff right now, so let's see.
10/29/2006 07:51:25 PM · #18
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' salmiakki That's wonderful news.
WOW another persons work saved. That's amazing. Congrats.
10/29/2006 07:54:58 PM · #19
You don't know how happy I am. Now, if the EXIF data is still in tact then I'll be even happier.

Again, thanks everybody!
10/29/2006 07:55:44 PM · #20
10/29/2006 08:05:15 PM · #21
This was one of the reason's I was SOoooo upset about losing everything. Thank goodness I shoot RAW plus JPEG. I think if I shot RAW only I wouldn't be jumping for joy!

Message edited by author 2006-10-31 08:10:59.
10/29/2006 08:28:58 PM · #22
And now I have ALL the Raw files too. This rocks. Now I can enter the Challenge I was going to. I've got everything...... Yippee!
10/29/2006 10:40:04 PM · #23
Yay!! :-D
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