View Full Version : SSSS: losing pictures
03-05-2008, 03:45 AM
I just got home from a trip to Costa Rica, took about 700+ pictures. I wanted to take a look at them, and so I copied them from the SD card to my hard drive. however, somehow, i must have done something wrong, b/c after file #200, it stopped showing the thumbnails. when i try to open it with photoshop, it says it's corrupted or something.
i'm soooo upset right now. please...is there anything positive anyone can help me with?!
03-05-2008, 05:20 AM
DON'T DO ANYTHING TO THE CARD!! Don't format it & don't write to it. There's a good chance that you can recover your pics.
Here's a recovery tool (http://www.datarescue.com/photorescue/) specifically for photo cards that I've used successfully in the past. Download the trial & then buy the full version if it looks like it'll recover them.
03-05-2008, 07:29 AM
What were you using to copy them? Picasa?
03-05-2008, 09:41 AM
i just copied/pasted straight from the disk reader
from reading lots of forums, i think it has something to do with my buffer not being able to to keep up with so many pix being copied at once. i think it somehow overwritten the rest.:throw: :throw: :throw: :bawl: :ugh: :faint:
03-05-2008, 09:57 AM
The tool JeffBx provided is a good one. Give it a go.
03-05-2008, 02:32 PM
let us know what happened.
03-07-2008, 12:49 AM
hey roni...check this out
they have a recovery program for today...just what you need. maybe this will help you out.
03-11-2008, 02:53 AM
Turns out it was my card reader that was faulty. And thanx to Jeffbx's suggestion, I bought that program and it was able to recover almost all the pictures. WHEWWWW!
03-11-2008, 08:22 AM
I guess that's how you spell 'relief'! Glad you got the pictures back.
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