File Recovery of formatted SD card finding nothing.

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TJS86
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File Recovery of formatted SD card finding nothing.

#1 Post by TJS86 » 13 Oct 2016, 07:53

Hello I am trying to use the software to recovery files from an SD card that has been formatted and not written over. I used test disk to create an image.dd file and it was 15GB in size(SD card is 16GB?)... However when trying to run a recovery I am yielding no results. Any idea what may be the problem?

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Re: File Recovery of formatted SD card finding nothing.

#2 Post by TJS86 » 14 Oct 2016, 00:14

After running another image.dd file it is correctly displaying at 5Gbs.

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Re: File Recovery of formatted SD card finding nothing.

#3 Post by TJS86 » 14 Oct 2016, 21:35

Any idea why it would yield no recoveries?

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Re: File Recovery of formatted SD card finding nothing.

#4 Post by Tuxxy » 15 Oct 2016, 21:19

Could be that the format was not a 'quick' format. If it was a full format, then the card may have been fully wiped of data. Your dd image would still be the same size as the card, just that it is reading 0's

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Re: File Recovery of formatted SD card finding nothing.

#5 Post by cgrenier » 16 Oct 2016, 08:40

Compress (ie. zip) the image.dd file. What is the resulting size ? If it's very small, it means it doesn't any data, a full format may have occur.

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