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Aug 08, 2011 00:41 |  #1

Hi! Long story short, I filled up a 2gb Lexar CF card during my vacation trip. Once full, I stored it in the camera bag. I come home, start unloading pictures of my cards but it does not work on this one. ''No picture''. But the computer can see that there is about 1800Mb of data on it. If I open the card, no files or folders show up.

I tried Photorescue Pro (which has worked for me in the past) but no luck. He can't find anything. Same for 2 others recovery software. In camera, it gives an error message: ''Unable to create folder''. Then it says ''No Image''.

Any tips on what I could do? I tried both with a CF read er and the camera.

All isn't lost right? I really need those pictures, some of the best from my vacations are on it :(


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Aug 08, 2011 01:48 |  #2

Try more programs from the sticky.

So you're saying this has happened before? You probably should have replaced the card.


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Aug 08, 2011 01:51 |  #3

I already had a card failure with a Sandisk CF 4Gb card while I was using my 5D classic. This time, I was using a 5DmkII and a lexar card.


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Aug 08, 2011 12:45 |  #4

Well, I got them back, partially. Looks like trying with ''only'' to programs wasn't enough. I tried 3 more and it worked with EASUS.

Thing is Lightroom tells me: File uses a color mode that isn't supported. My files are TIF files and around 1-2Mb each. 138Mb of data instead of the 1800Mb they should take. I can see all the image preview in windows explorer, but they won't open in DPP or LR.

I'll have to dig more :/


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Aug 08, 2011 12:51 |  #5

Do you shoot RAW? Could be that what you're seeing is the JPEG thumbnails, and the .TIF extension is applied because the program doesn't understand RAW, so uses the .TIF extension. Try renaming the files to have a .CR2 extension. Alternatively try running recovery with yet another application and see if it'll bring back files of the correct size, if what you're saying is that all recovered files total 138 MB. In that case, renaming the recovered files as .JPG would probably also let LightRoom open them.


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Aug 08, 2011 12:56 |  #6

Hi Jon, thanks for your help.

I was shooting RAW and you are right, what I can see is only the image preview. Maybe EASUS can't recognize CR2 files. Renaming to JPG didn't worked.

However, I did had one JPG shot on the card and EASUS recovered it perfectly.

I'm not doing the list one by one to find a program that will recover corrupted cards, not simply deleted pictures.

EDIT: Looks like my card is in FAT 16 mode.


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Aug 08, 2011 13:15 |  #7

Did you try the SanDisk RescuePro or the DataRescue PhotoRescue? Those are my two preferred applications.

However, if you were using the 5D2, the embedded JPEG files are pretty large, IIRC. So all may not be lost.


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Aug 08, 2011 13:24 |  #8

Sandisk's software wasn'T of help. However, I think I'm getting somewhere with DataRescue PhotoRescue.

I'm getting closer :)


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Aug 08, 2011 13:50 |  #9

Got them all back! DataRescue PhotoRescue did the work perfectly!

A big thanks to KLR and to you Jon for helping me out, you made a guy (and his girlfriend) very happy. :)


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Aug 08, 2011 13:55 |  #10

Glad to hear it.


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Aug 08, 2011 14:00 |  #11

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Got them all back! DataRescue PhotoRescue did the work perfectly!

A big thanks to KLR and to you Jon for helping me out, you made a guy (and his girlfriend) very happy. :)

Congrats! Now go get those cards replaced under warranty.


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Aug 18, 2011 08:06 |  #12

Given it's a 2GB card and you've had problems with it before, its time to throw it out.

That said, do you format the card in camera before each use? That helps cut down on file system corruption over time.




  
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