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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:47 pm 
Just wanted to share (don't know if this topic was brought up before).

If you have deleted something by mistake or formatted or took out memory cards while the devices are On and memory cards needs to be forcefully formated...

You can use RECUVA software (Which I have used and works fine). You can use the softare to retrieve lost date.

But do remember that if you formated yor memory card, leave it the way it is...don't overwrite or take pictures if you want recuva to work properly.

Here's a download link:
http://download.cnet.com/Recuva/3000-22 ... ?tag=mncol

uhh if you have better software to suggest, feel free to share with the forum.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:46 am 
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I can't recall accidental deletion of camera images, but I have done it with files on My PC before, when there's quite a fair amount of music, it can be done.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:31 am 
Yea I have once :shock:
It was horrible. A days worth of shooting gone. I always format my cards after a day of shooting but that time I thought I already uploaded my pics so I just went ahead and press the button. :x


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I favour how some of the professional DSLRs allow recording to several cards as once, as this really helps in situations like this.

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I've not managed to nuke a card yet, but a few times I've accidentally saved over an original when editing before. I've manage to recover in those cases by using undelete on the CF card, as Sandisk handily supply such a tool with their higher end cards.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:11 am 
Does nuking you hard drive count?

I downloaded a hard drive killer about 10 years ago. The real reason is a mystery to me now but I think I wanted to kill someones pc at the time.

I accidentally executed it on my pc, it was designed to wipe All drives connected to your pc the moment it ran and wipe the c: on reboot.

I managed to reverse the latter part but had to deal with the fact my storage drive had been wiped, music and some picture gone.

I am not sure how it work but I can only imagine it destroyed the filesystem information so a recovery could have been possible but i didn't know about that possibility then. Common sense certainly grows with age.


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Ugh, don't remind me. A couple of years ago I was playing around with my Powershot and I said "Gee, I wonder what this does?" Two seconds later, I pressed some button which supposedly cleared the memory card, all my pictures were gone. What a dumb mistake!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:20 pm 
Ive done this. One of the biggest over reactions of my life. You ever step on a tack or slam your finger in a drawer and just completely loose it? Well, maybe not, could just be me... regardless, it was something like that. I was screaming, cussing, throwing things... needless to say, I calmed down after a few minuets and my wife looked at me like I was insane :shock: Hope I never make that mistake again!

(Thanks for the software suggestion BTW, i will take a look!)


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Yep, and i think the moral of my story must be "Don't format your computer when you're tired!". I ended up formating the storage disk rather than the OS disk. Took out most of my pictures, though luckily the most important ones, i got copies of at my parents place.

Time to get some backup...

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It is best to store onto mixed formats.

Burn a CD/DVD as well if you have to.

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