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Old 02-19-2012, 01:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

I wonder if someone could give me some advice. In a moment of utter madness my brother accepted a format command after putting the micro sd card from his daughter's camera into his blackberry. He thought it meant that the BB was preparing the card to view the pictures not prepare the card for use in a new device so wiping everything. The great disaster is that it had pictures of their trip to New York which he had not even printed any of, let alone backed up elsewhere.

I was hoping I could use recovery software to get the pictures back for him. So far I have tried:-

Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery
Image Recall 5
Card Recovery
Remo
Icare
Zero Assumption
EASEUS

I've got nowhere though, all that appears to be on the disk is the BB file structure. Ever the optimist, I'm prepared to keep trying but am I just wasting my time? Has the format completely destroyed any chance of recovering anything from the images that were taken with my nieces camera. Nothing has been saved on the disk since the format.

Any responses be they negative or positive news gratefully received.

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Old 02-19-2012, 01:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You may be wasting your time. but who knows maybe.


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The data in the memory card can get corrupted or damaged due to accidental deletion, frequent disk formats, software virus and many others. When memory card corrupts, data stored inside it becomes completely inaccessible and users cannot search the required result. For this, memory card recovery algorithms should be used.
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The data in the memory card can get corrupted or damaged due to accidental deletion, frequent disk formats, software virus and many others. When memory card corrupts, data stored inside it becomes completely inaccessible and users cannot search the required result. For this, memory card recovery algorithms should be used.
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The data in the memory card can get corrupted or damaged due to accidental deletion, frequent disk formats, software virus and many others. When memory card corrupts, data stored inside it becomes completely inaccessible and users cannot search the required result. For this, memory card recovery algorithms should be used.
Thanks Albert, this post was very helpful. I agree that corruption and viruses were part of the problem.
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No, the user formatted the card knowingly.
Do you actually read before posting, or are you just going to continue to try and tweak DC/DC, who offers FAR more to this forum that you have.
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Hello again, thanks for your replies but just to clarify SD Card Recovery was the first thing I tried per the first poster's URL and it did not work. Nor have several other recovery programmes. Also to add to the list now are :-

R3Recovery
EasyDrive Data Recovery

To confirm what happened, the micro SD card was working as it should in my Niece's Samsung camera, the pictures were all there and everything was fine. Stupidly, my Brother recognising the SD card as the same type he had in his BB, thought he could just put the card in an view the images on said BB. Why he would want to do that, I don't know but he did.

So after putting the card in the BB, he then accepted the format command, thinking it meant it was preparing the pictures for viewing. Instead all images were wiped and the SD card prepared for use in his device. The card is not corrupt or virus infected, it has just been formatted for use on a BB. The BB file structure has been set up per the usual BB folders and he could save stuff on it if he wanted to. Of course I told him not to and it was removed and is now in my hands.

I realise a format is a bit more fatal than a soft delete but I feel the files must be there somewhere, even if completely chewed to pieces. I just can't find a recovery programme to do it.

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