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recovering data

Postby EviL Ras » 08 Nov 2014, 10:22

Hi guys,

So i have 2 data issues at the moment!

1) an SDXC card appears to have failed and shows as having no Files on it. this occured after my camcorder tried to write an image file to it. This doesnt happen on 3 other cards we've tested, so i think the card must be a dud. is there anyway i can recover the footage from it? I had filmed 2 hours of dubai flight and stag do on there with no issues!

2) following on from this, I started backing up to an external hard drive through the apple mac in the hotel room (using the SDXC card that works perfectly). i had to reformat to fat 32 so both this mac, and eventually my laptop at home could see it. This seemed to be working for a while and i could happily write, read, copy, transfer etc. However, when i plugged it into the mac yesterday, the files seemed to be missing. And when i tried checking the size of the hard drive, it crashed the mac. Is there anyway i can restore this when i get back to my laptop? Its wedding footage and i really need to rescue it!

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Re: recovering data

Postby Johnmcl7 » 08 Nov 2014, 14:26

Make sure you get the cards out of any devices and don't do anything with them until you're ready to attempt recovery. Everyone seems to have different file recovery experiences, I find FileScavenger works well for me although video can be very difficult to recover.

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Re: recovering data

Postby csteff » 08 Nov 2014, 16:31

free version worked great for me last time I had to recover files
http://www.easeus.com/datarecoverywizardpro/

also I had an experience recently, hard drive was showing empty in mac but I could see it fine in recovery/terminal and I copied the data using cp command to another hard drive
of course if fat32 you can also try to recover the data with windows software
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Re: recovering data

Postby robbo » 09 Nov 2014, 23:20

More info in the photography thread from a few weeks ago but the only program we found that recovered files from a seemingly dud sd card was this: http://www.lc-tech.com/rescuepro Has a free trial which was enough and recovered all lost pics.
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Re: recovering data

Postby EviL Ras » 10 Nov 2014, 07:59

cheers guys! I'm home on friday and will try this over the weekend!
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Re: recovering data

Postby Replicant » 11 Nov 2014, 21:02

I have also used file scavenger As well some Ubuntu based software before. Never had to recover video in the past though.
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Re: recovering data

Postby EviL Ras » 16 Nov 2014, 10:12

Well, thankfully the hard drive worked once plugged into a PC. so i have moved the files onto my local drive, as i think that hard drive is starting to fail. it took a few attempts to get it to connect!

I used file scavenger for the SD card and it found all the files. alas, they're mostly corrupted. I got the replacement SD card and it indeed looks like the original card is a fake. the font is different on the front, and it has no serial number on it.

So yes, i lost the stag do footage and all the flight stuff on the a380. but at least i got the wedding and maldives stuff!
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Re: recovering data

Postby csteff » 16 Jun 2015, 17:08

just to add few recovery apps I dealt with recently in case others will need in the future
- Starus Partition Recovery - I had an old version (2013) and it worked perfectly at recovering 100% of the files and data integrity for a usb stick 256gb which for some reason decided it needs a format so couldn't access the partition
- Stellar Phoenix outlook pst repair - free version shows 98% of the emails in a 30gb pst file (recovered with a recovery app - not above) when outlook's pst repair tool was recovering 50% of the emails
- Remo recover - recovered the above 30gb pst file but a bit damaged however the stellar app shows a good repair (I tried 10 recovery apps and none were showing this pst file, google shows lots of complaints from people for big files especially from a SSD drive)
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Re: recovering data

Postby EviL Ras » 16 Jun 2015, 17:24

Damn, not sure i have the stick anymore! will take a look tonight! Would be nice to recover some stuff off that card!
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