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    Digital Image Recovery

    Does anyone know of a free card recovery program, that will work with Windows 7. I've tried several that claim to work with 7, but do not. I would prefer that it would also recover RAW files, but I know you can't have everything.

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    Re: Digital Image Recovery

    Hi Steve, do you mean 'recovery' as in a card that has been corrupted and can't be read in a card reader attached to a PC? If so, can you see the files in the camera? Sometimes a photo shop has hardware that can read a card the a typical card reader cannot.

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    Re: Digital Image Recovery

    what I am looking for is a recovery program, that can restore files from a deleted card. I did to use PC Inspector, but it will not work on Win 7. There are runtime files that are not in Win 7 that the program uses, and you cannot install them in 7.

    So far I have not found a suitable program for file recovery, that will work on windows 7.

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    Re: Digital Image Recovery

    Steve,

    I am a fan of these guys. http://www.pandorarecovery.com/

    It is free, but I still fired them a $20 donation since I felt the software was worth it. No ads, no tag-along software, just clean, well working, easy to use software. And I've had to use it twice to pull some stuff back that I deleted accidentally and it worked fine both times.

    Good luck getting your files back!

    - Bill

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    Re: Digital Image Recovery

    I have used SanDisk Rescue Pro which was free with a cf card, but that was on XP.

    Initially I couldn't get it to work because I was attempting to connect directly through my camera. I had to purchase a card reader, then it worked fine.

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    Re: Digital Image Recovery

    Good luck getting your files back!
    I haven't lost any files at present, I try to keep a recovery program just in case. Although! some of my family members, have lost a few in the past.

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    Re: Digital Image Recovery

    iCare (http://www.icare-recovery.com/) has saved my butt a few times. A little pricey - to the tune of $ 70.00, but I bought it after I accidentally reformatted the wrong hard drive. I didn't loose a single file.
    For the record: I have no affiliation with the company. I found it through a Google search.

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    Re: Digital Image Recovery

    I use SanDisc when necessary, which is free for a year then I think $20?? for further use of the licence. Of course if you have bought a number of cards it will keep you going. However, whilst I know it works on XP and OSX unfortunately I cannot comment on W7 as I have no desire to go there. Cant imagine Sandisc would have missed a trick here though?

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    Re: Digital Image Recovery

    Dear Steve, unfortunetly there is no such free card recovery software is available to do what you said for but if your data & files are worthy then don't think about the cost for recovering it, go for an efficient data recovery software which can do it perfectly, i will suggest you to use "Kernel for FAT and NTFS" memory card recovery software for the same purpose and it also supports win 7 which is your basic requirement. for more details - Memory card recovery

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    Re: Digital Image Recovery

    I don't wish to be confrontational but I must strongly disagree with EmmaW when she says there is no such thing as free card recovery software. Steve clearly states that wishes to have something in place to "recover files from a deleted card". There are numerous such applications available, many of which are completely free, not even shareware.

    If all you trying to do is undelete files (any sort of files) from any sort of media then the best FREE recovery program I've come across and used is Recuva:
    http://www.piriform.com/recuva
    (from the makers of that other indispensable PC utility, Ccleaner.)

    However, if your PC does not even recognise the card as valid media, i.e. your PC can't even access the card either in a dedicated card reader or while it is still inside the camera, then that is another matter and you need specialist, professional, help to physically remove the memory from the card and read it direct and that costs money, usually lots of money.

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    Most of the best recovery software, which are available in market that assures you complete data recovery are paid. One of my friend used free recovery software but that was not able to recover RAW files. Afterwards, he used reliable memory card recovery software that recovered all files including RAW files, which provides you an option to preview recovered data by downloading free demo version of the software. If you find your lost RAW files in recovered data list, then use full version to save your recovered files. This software works well on Windows 7, Windows XP, and Windows Vista.

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    Re: Digital Image Recovery

    Sorry, have to disagree again.

    I've never found a file type that Recuva can't recover. It doesn't care what the file type is, .jpg/.tiff/.cr2/etc. It ignores the file listing held in a disk's FAT/MFT and reads the sectors direct. That way it compiles it's own index of what's on the disk. It will find all sorts of file fragments as well as complete files in space that the FAT/MFT says is 'free'.

    The only reason to pay money for file recovery is if you want someone to try and piece together something out of a fragmented file or, as I said in my previous post, if the controller built into the card has failed and the card is completely unreadable by any computer.

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    There is nothing like that there are many photo recovery software available in the market and also available online. You can get the photo recovery software online, so try one of the best recovery tool as many recovery software are also available free. So one can go for that to perform Mac photo recovery safely.

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    We click lots of memorable photos from digital camera, but it's unfortunate that you lose photos from it by system errors or human errors. But the ultimate result is the loss of photos. Now, when you come across such situation , you can recover digital photos by taking assistance of powerful Free Photo Recovery utility which can easily installed on your system and following few steps, you recovers all your lost, deleted or corrupted digital photos.

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    4 spam accounts in one thread, that is pretty impressive (in a sad way).

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    Re: Digital Image Recovery

    Quote Originally Posted by dan marchant View Post
    4 spam accounts in one thread, that is pretty impressive (in a sad way).
    I suppose it because it's an easy target. Lots of people lose photos so lots of people do Google searches for free photo recovery software and most of them won't understand enough about computer files to spot the genuine (like Recuva) from the junk.

    Incidently, only this morning I was in a photo store this morning and discovered that the guy behind the counter had paid money for photo recovery software.

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    Re: Digital Image Recovery

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff F View Post
    I have used SanDisk Rescue Pro which was free with a cf card, but that was on XP.

    Initially I couldn't get it to work because I was attempting to connect directly through my camera. I had to purchase a card reader, then it worked fine.
    I have used SanDisk Rescue Pro and it work wonders! Just go buy a new CF card extreme for 30$ and you get the program for free!

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