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tim
8th of February 2005 (Tue), 03:19
I just copied images off my 1Gb sandisk card using ZoomBrowser EX, for some reason it copied the jpg files but not the CR2 files. I think my Sandisk cards came with image recovery software on them, but I didn't find that out until after I formatted them. Is anyone able to let me know if it's a free download somewhere, or even email it to me, since I already must have a license just not the software? Anything would be gratefully accepted.

mdr
8th of February 2005 (Tue), 03:22
Buy another Sandisk with the utility on it :D.

On a serious note, I have the same from Lexar card. Can mail you tonight if you nobody else got you one.

Cheers.

tim
8th of February 2005 (Tue), 03:27
Thanks mdr, if no-one else replies please do drop me an email later. They're not vital images, but I got some lovely night shots i'd like to keep.

As an aside, does anyone know why ZoomBrowser EX wouldn't download the images? I had the version that came with my 300D installed, but I just installed the version that came with my 20D over the top a few days back.

Huckaback Photo
8th of February 2005 (Tue), 04:54
Tim hope this helps, check this out

http://www.datarescue.com/photorescue/download.htm
Free download.
Martin

tim
8th of February 2005 (Tue), 04:57
Thanks Martin, I tried it earlier and it works perfectly :) Unfortanately the demo just tells you what you can recover, and thumbnails them, but says "buy it if you want to get 'em back". I'll buy it if I need too (only $29), i'm wondering first if there's a free one I can get instead.

Huckaback Photo
8th of February 2005 (Tue), 05:01
Forgot to mention i use a version of this software works fine.
came free with Hama usb 2 card reader that only cost 15. approx.
vary easy to use

Olegis
8th of February 2005 (Tue), 05:01
Tim, did you try the PC Inspector recovery tool (http://www.snapfiles.com/get/pcinspector.html) ?

Huckaback Photo
8th of February 2005 (Tue), 05:15
Tim check your mail
about 1.15 mb zip file

tim
8th of February 2005 (Tue), 05:15
I didn't try that Olegis, thanks for the link. I did however find another free tool, now commercial, that seems to work perfectly. The only downside is it gave my CR2 files the TIF extension, but renaming them's trivial. Anyone who wants it should get it from here (http://home.arcor.de/a.niggemann/dir.zip), just in case it disappears from that server.

tim
8th of February 2005 (Tue), 05:16
Got your email, thanks Martin! I'll try that one too and post tomorrow which I found to work better :)

ron chappel
8th of February 2005 (Tue), 07:25
I tried a few programs recently when my sister lost some card contents.
Unfortunately none of the free ones could work with a camera...and neither of us have a card reader.
What really surprised me was that the shop they took it to couldn't get a thing off it.I would have thought they could do something at least!

Just downloaded that program you linked Tim.I'll keep it for later :)

Bob_A
8th of February 2005 (Tue), 08:13
Hi Tim,

I bought a Sandisck card at the end of 2004 and it came with a mini CD containing RescuePro version 1.0 (the software wasn't on the card itself).

Bob

bigrob
8th of February 2005 (Tue), 08:25
Hi

Does anyone know if the Sandisk recovery would work on an IBM 1Gb Microdrive?

If not are there any tools out there that would work?

Thanx

KenW
8th of February 2005 (Tue), 09:26
Hi Tim,

I have had good luck with this in the past. It is different from the other PC Inspestor link. It also works with micro drives.

http://www.pcinspector.de/smart_media_recovery/uk/welcome.htm

Hope it, or something works.

Ken W.

lcoleman
8th of February 2005 (Tue), 10:20
Tim,

Are you transfering the files the same way you have successfully done in the past or is this the first time you tried this method and it didn't work?

If you are transfering directly from the camera using a USB cable take a look at these threads:

http://www.robgalbraith.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB8&Number=277437

http://www.robgalbraith.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB8&Number=274095

Naytwan
8th of February 2005 (Tue), 10:40
http://www.z-a-recovery.com/digital_image_recovery.htm

That's the one I use. works pretty good.

Fills
8th of February 2005 (Tue), 10:58
Tim,

Are you transfering the files the same way you have successfully done in the past or is this the first time you tried this method and it didn't work?

If you are transfering directly from the camera using a USB cable take a look at these threads:

http://www.robgalbraith.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB8&Number=277437

http://www.robgalbraith.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB8&Number=274095

Tim, as you know I received my 20D the same time as you and after my first shoot, it took me along time to figure out how to get my RAW photos off the card. They did not transfer over the way they did on the 300D. I found I have to use ZoomBrowser and find the camera using the folder browsing and copy and paste it into a folder on my computer.

MarkoPolo
8th of February 2005 (Tue), 11:35
I just had the same experience, got back from trip to Mexico, and one card left 100 images that I could not get. Tried a free software and it did identify the extra 100 images, but could not open them. Photorescue did the trick!. To me, it was worth the $29. Hop this helps.
Mark

Andy_T
8th of February 2005 (Tue), 12:04
Since the weekend, I am also a Photorescue fan.

I copied the files from my 20D, and somehow the camera had messed up the numbers. So when I saw that the last image I had transferred had been 1265, I deleted the 110 and 111 folders ... only to find out that the camera had obviously started to number my new photographs at 1100 ... nothing spectacular really, just a regular 'undelete' job ... but any software I could download had some kind of 64 kb limitation with the free version :rolleyes:

After an hour of rummaging through my CD's, I finally found the old driver CD from the 12$ Hama card reader ... and the program worked very fine. Found even a lot of other old pictures on the CF card that had survived quite some reformats... :cool:

Best regards,
Andy

tim
8th of February 2005 (Tue), 13:39
Tim,

Are you transfering the files the same way you have successfully done in the past or is this the first time you tried this method and it didn't work?

If you are transfering directly from the camera using a USB cable take a look at these threads:



Thanks everyone, the link to the free program I used succesfully is above.

lcoleman - I used the Canon software this time, instead of using windows explorer like I usually do. I'll not be using the POS (ZoomBrowser) again, it doesn't copy CR2 files apparently.

tim
9th of February 2005 (Wed), 00:15
I've now tried photorescue and the free version of digital image recovery that I linked to above. Both worked fine, PhotoRescue is maybe a little faster, but you can't beat the price of the other one :)

Hope this helps someone in the future.

Bohdan
24th of February 2005 (Thu), 04:24
Hi, I have a Canon PowerShot A80 camera and tried the following recovery programs:


PhotoRescue
Zero Assumption Digital Image Recovery
PCInspektor file recovery
Digital Picture Recovery (WinUtil)
None of them has detected my camera (connected to PC via USB)
Any idea what's the problem?

Jon
24th of February 2005 (Thu), 09:57
Hi, I have a Canon PowerShot A80 camera and tried the following recovery programs:



PhotoRescue
Zero Assumption Digital Image Recovery
PCInspektor file recovery
Digital Picture Recovery (WinUtil)
None of them has detected my camera (connected to PC via USB)
Any idea what's the problem?

Windows XP? You'll need to get a card reader. Cameras and disk drives aren't handled the same under XP, so without some additional fancy coding, the recovery software won't be able to detect and process the camera card like it will a card in a separate reader.

Billy Ocean
18th of March 2005 (Fri), 22:53
http://www.z-a-recovery.com/digital_image_recovery.htm

That's the one I use. works pretty good.


This one worked best for me. I had a great deal of success in recovering 350 photos, I didn't get all of them but I got 85% which is good enough for me. Thanks to Tim for pointing this thread out to me.

tim
18th of March 2005 (Fri), 22:55
Glad it worked for you. I used the free one and it worked perfectly for me :)

Billy Ocean
18th of March 2005 (Fri), 22:58
I had no success with any of the other progams, except photorescue (which only found 83).