PhotoRec Help: Partition unknown - Zero Recovery

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PhotoRec Help: Partition unknown - Zero Recovery

#1 Post by egostino » 13 Mar 2015, 21:26

Dear All,

I have a compact flash card from my photo camera which is not readable anymore. I am using TestDisk and PhotoRec to recover the jpeg files.

After some scanning, PhotoRec can detect an unknown partition. I am an absolute beginner in data recovery procedures, but it looks to me that some data are in the card which can potentiallu be recovered (see image 1).

Afer I do the search and the recovery step, the outcome is unfortunately negative as the recovered files are zero! (see image 2)

I attach you a couple of images of PhotoRec as you can help me with that in understanding what is going wrong and how I can go ahead

Many thanks in advance for your help,
Image 2: zero file recovered. Folder in my PC hard disk is empty
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Image 1: CF card detected
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Re: PhotoRec Help: Partition unknown - Zero Recovery

#2 Post by cgrenier » 15 Mar 2015, 09:44

Can you run TestDisk on this memory card, partition type: None, Advanced, Image Creation.
A file named image.dd will be created. Please compress it (ie. as .zip). What is its size ?


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