CompactFlash, SD, MMC, USB flash storage. Anything that does not have moving parts inside.
December 15th, 2018, 7:35
My daughter accidentally formatted her camera's SD card, and I'm now trying to recover 2 year's worth of pictures and videos. I have used Recuva (free version) and have managed to recover 2000+ items. Most of the images are recovered, though a number are corrupt. None of the videos (mp4) will run. Any suggestions regarding a methodology/software that might help, or a recommendation for a good data recovery service?
December 16th, 2018, 8:43
Contact with pcimage from this forum.
December 16th, 2018, 16:00
Clone the card, sector by sector, to an image file on your HDD. Then run tools such as PhotoRec (freeware) or Klennet Carver (commercial) against the cloned image.https://www.klennet.com/carver/https://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec
December 16th, 2018, 17:27
orlok wrote: None of the videos (mp4) will run.
Send any recovered .mp4 files to https://mp4repair.org/
they do miracles with video.
December 18th, 2018, 12:51
What is the camera is most important question? how formatted exactly (in camera?) and was any more data added after the format??
December 21st, 2018, 5:33
Thanks for the suggestions guys. The camera is a Cannon SLR, the card was formatted using the camera function, and no further data was added after the format.
December 21st, 2018, 5:45
Which Canon exactly? and what size is the card? (that tells us the file system).. They are usually recoverable (it is a quick format in Canon as you have seen with the photos), but the format creates a new DCIM which overwrites the old one and makes recovery more difficult, and fragmentation more likely.
December 21st, 2018, 8:26
It's a Canon 80D, the SD card is 128Gb SanDisk.
December 21st, 2018, 11:06
Ok, so ExFAT and 1080 HD vids. Probably out of our current software versions capabilities (I hope our 2019 versions to be able to handle). We would probably need the card in our lab to recover the videos manually from the hex as its a complex case. DM me if you'd like a quote, otherwise some video repair tools/options may work as mentioned, but I think we would be better to recover correctly from the source.
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