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12/08/2003 11:54:19 PM · #1
Just thought I'd share a bit of fascinating information concerning a really neat utility I found on the Internet. If any of you have ever accidentally or intentionally deleted photos from your digital camera media and wondered if you could recover them, the answer is yes. Some of you may already know about this free software, but for those of you who don't, just thought I'd pass it along. I accidentally deleted a wonderful photo from my memory stick and was so upset when I realized it. I began to research the Internet for a way to recover it and found out about something called "PC Inspector Smart Recovery 4.0" by Convar. It is freeware, and very much worth the download! It claims to recover deleted photos from any digital camera media. Once installed on your computer, it will scan your digital camera media for all files, those still on the media and those deleted. The key element though is that it will recover those that have been deleted but not yet written over. If you delete photos from your media, but haven't yet filled up the media again, it will recover those remaining deleted photos that haven't been written over by a new photo. I downloaded it and gave it a try, and 'presto', my deleted photos were found and recovered from my Memory Stick! You can find this software at this link: //download.com.com/3000-2242-10066144.html
12/09/2003 12:01:26 AM · #2
Man, a few months ago I did that & was kicking myself. I scoured the internet for something free & didnt find it. I finally ahd to buy Photorecovery for $40. I was glad I did it until now. It does however recover info even after formatting which is cool.

I'll pass th einfo on though to save others from actually having to buy software.
12/09/2003 12:16:56 AM · #3
It was a relief to find I could actually recover a photo after having deleted it. In my opinion, this is a "must have" utility for any digital photographer, and the nice part is...it's FREE!

Message edited by author 2003-12-09 08:45:42.
12/09/2003 08:49:05 AM · #4
Just wanted to mention that one of the reviews I read about it claims that it will recover photos from cards that have even been re-formatted.... just choose File, Settings, Intensive Mode.

Message edited by author 2003-12-09 09:19:43.
04/16/2007 03:57:04 PM · #5
Thanks for this...just searched the threads and found this one. I was forced to delete some photos...but want them back. Going to try this when I get home!! I have used one of these programs before when I lost some of my honeymoon shots...worked perfect then, hope the same this time!!
04/16/2007 04:02:32 PM · #6
Sandisk Extreme II SD cards come with data recovery software on a miniCD. Just in case anyone needs this bit of info.
04/16/2007 04:04:32 PM · #7
As far as memory cards go ZAR 8.0 Zero Assumption Recovery's built in Memory card recovery tool will retrieve photos from flash based cards as long as the area has not been written over. It will recover cards lost during power issues and reformats.

ZAR 8.0's har drive functiosn for all kinds of files costs buty you can use it on your memory cards for free.
04/16/2007 04:11:08 PM · #8
One of my Lexar CF cards came with recovery software on the CF card. I had saved the software to my PC but never installed it until a couple of days ago. My wife's SD card was failing in her camera and was generating 'cannot read' errors using the card reader on the PC. The recovery software found all of my wife's photos, PLUS a bunch of photos I had put on that card a long time ago when I was using a P&S (recovered 140 images total). I then used the recovery software to reformat the SD card and all is well! :)
04/16/2007 04:15:05 PM · #9
Hi Simplicity,

Is this program available for Mac ?

01/04/2013 10:59:58 PM · #10
Originally posted by Simpa:

Hi Simplicity,

Is this program available for Mac ?


Want to find the photo recovery software for mac? I recommend you this one:

In my experience the methods in the guide have been as good and many times. Hope it can help you too
01/05/2013 12:01:18 AM · #11
try this, StellarPhoenixMacDataRecovery, this application does have Mac support and works fine.
01/05/2013 12:08:46 AM · #12
Thread Necromancy in operation here, PeeGee!
01/05/2013 12:12:11 AM · #13
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Thread Necromancy in operation here, PeeGee!

Yeah.. Pretty awesome though, how windflow cared enough about this to create an account, and post this post on a six year old thread, just to make absolutely sure that the OP was helped out. (never mind that they recovered the data years ago...)

Oh. Wait.... That does sound pretty unlikely doesn't it? ;)

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