Lost Photo Problems

We need your help. I have a friend of mine that has apparently “lost” some photos from a Secure Digital card while transferring the pictures to her computer. The PC itself had crashed during the transfer via a card reader. Since this event, the card is now showing zero pictures whatsoever. Just in case, no write access or formating has taken place on the card since this event.

Here is where you, the Lockergnome reader, gets to help us to rescue some very important pictures. We need to know which software and/or technique you recommend to rescue lost photos from a SD memory card. We are able to use either a card reader or the camera directly if needed, so no problems there.

Seriously, it was an understandable event as the owner of the card simply does not own a PC herself. So she was using a friend’s computer when disaster struck. Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Later on, all suggestions will be shared here at Lockergnome. Thanks all.

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  • http://www.jwward.com John Ward

    I am a professional photographer and I have lost images on a card too. When someone is paying you for pictures, that can be stressful to say the least.!!!

    However, I swear by a great tool in “ZAR – Zero Assumption Digital Image Recovery” (http://www.z-a-recovery.com/digital-image-recovery.htm). Even better, it’s FREEWARE!

    I’ve used it a couple of times and it’s recovered images off of my Compact Flash cards even after being formatted a couple of times. It’s super easy to use too!

    Hopefully this works for you and GOOD LUCK!

    John

  • Bertrand – Brussels

    I have used very succesfully PC INSPECTOR from CONVAR.DE; it’s great!

    Even better, it’s FREEWARE!

    Hope this works for you!

  • http://twitter.com/imhike London Snoward

    Its definitely worth it if you leave the country every now and then….Also have to consider, do you talk on the phone much, text, and use data alot….