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saving jpg files from formatted sd card

#1 Post by hourna »


i have formatted my sd card using canon eos60d. after formatting, no data is written on sd card and i have attempted to recover .jpg files. but i could not manage to save any file. scanning with various recovery softwares ended up with no result. so, i have tried photorec software and again i could not salvage anything. since no data is written after format, i thought it would be easy and painless to recover my pictures but i am surprised that i could not manage to salvage anything.

file structure is fat32. it was also fat32 before formatting. i have used format function of canon 60d. i plug my sd card to my card reader (which is realtek) of vaio notebook.

any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: saving jpg files from formatted sd card

#2 Post by cgrenier »

Some camera overwrites all the memory card, so no picture can't be recovered.
Let's try anyway something: run PhotoRec, in Options, enable the expert mode, select the partition and choose Search.
When asked, use 512 blocksize, use the default value otherwise.

Does it work better ?

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Re: saving jpg files from formatted sd card

#3 Post by jamienich »

I can confirm this worked, I just picked the default option and it was the business thanks heaps.