Only found 3 files on SD Card of 500+?

Using PhotoRec to recover lost data
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Only found 3 files on SD Card of 500+?

#1 Post by br3n » 14 Dec 2014, 04:16

My SD card with hundreds of photos is suddenly corrupt and giving me an error that I need to format the drive in order to use it. After this happened, I immediately ran PhotoRec but it somehow only found 3 files out of hundreds that were on the card. All 3 were from separate dates and events. Any idea why this may be? The fact that it did recover 3 makes me hopeful, but I'm not sure why it couldn't recover the other 500+. Is the data truly gone, or could I have messed up on the scan settings?

Any suggestions are appreciated, thanks!

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Re: Only found 3 files on SD Card of 500+?

#2 Post by cgrenier » 14 Dec 2014, 09:41

After selecting the partition, choose [Whole] instead of [Free].

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