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HELP! SD card got accidentally reformatted.Is data Recovery possible?


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#1 Darius Shah

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 07:55 AM

Hi all,

I'm not sure if this is the correct forum for a post such as this. Shot a short film on the Panasonic AVC 151 which uses the SD card. The files for one of the days was accidentally reformatted and there was no back up. Is there a way to recover the lost files or is a reshoot the only other option? I have been trying various data recovery softwares and nothing except CardRecovery 5.30 is able to scan for the missing files but since i cant preview them i am not sure if I shld be purchasing the software.

Thank you in advance for any help or Advice..!
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#2 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 11:14 AM

If it was quick-formatted, the data is probably still mainly there, and a recovery program should have a decent chance of grabbing something. There are no guarantees, since these systems really weren't designed to do this, but it's worth a try.

I'm sure there were free undeleters available last time I hit this snag - try googling for that instead.

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#3 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 11:19 AM

There was a file I used on hard drives called Restoration.exe, I think. It's PC only and worked alright on occasion. It'll be a bit of a trouble going through what it recovers as some of it might be corrupted; but it's free and worth a try. I have a copy of it if you'd want me to mail it to you; send me an e mail and i'll be happy to fwd it to you (adrian at adriansierkowski.com)
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