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Offline iGuy

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« on: December 18, 2006, 09:48:07 PM »
I own an Olympus 2040z.  A couple of weeks ago my 8 year old son accidently deleted pictures from the memory card.  Is it possible to retrieve them using TTPro or possible Disk Utility?  I am assuming chances are slim but thought I would ask.

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Ryan

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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2006, 11:55:48 PM »
Never had the misfortune to need or use these, but there seem to be quite a few:

http://www.datarescue.com/photorescue/

http://www.prosofteng.com/products/picture_rescue.php

http://www.mediarecover.com/

http://www.lc-tech.com/software/prwindetail.html

http://mac-image-recovery.qarchive.org/

I stopped at page 3 of my Google search.... wink.gif

If it makes any difference, I've read good revues on Photorescue (1st link).

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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2006, 12:23:08 AM »
Whatever you do, stop using the card immediately - any further photos taken on the card will overwrite the erased data, and then you cannot recover anything. I had good results using one of the PC-only (at the time) utilities - only needed to rescue a few, so was able to use the trial version. Definitely worth a shot!
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2006, 04:16:19 PM »
Sorry I haven't responded sooner.  I have been away.

kps, I downloaded the demo version of data rescue.  The good news is that it recovered my pictures!!!  The bad news is it is going to cost me 30 dollars.  

Thanks, I didn't know programs like these existed.

Ryan

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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2006, 04:32:10 PM »
I have to say that when I inadvertantly erased my hard drive of all photos I have ever taken, Data Rescue was the best $30 I ever spent!

Got back the lot, in a variety of resolutions, but got 'em back, none the less.

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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2006, 06:23:59 PM »
What's thirty bucks compared to precious memories... wink.gif

Glad it worked...

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« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2006, 09:04:30 AM »
i used ProSoft Data Rescue II to recover photos off a memory card that was corrupted

wouldn't recommend anything else but that
it saved my butt a number of times
including when i needed to recover EVERYTHING off of a corrupted hard drive before i sent it into apple
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« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2006, 11:43:09 AM »
Above all, I would recommend not getting into a position where you have to recover stuff... santagrin.gif  salute.gif