free file recovery software?

  keef66 12:40 16 Jun 2008

Son is on other side of planet. Fiddling with the options on his new camera he decided to see what format did. Doh! Pics of NZ no longer viewable.

Told him to take the SD card out and keep it safe till he gets home, and buy another to use for next 3 weeks.

Can anyone recommend any free software that will recover his pics? I have downloaded several things that looked to be free; they identified files on a formatted SD card, but wanted money to actually recover them. Anything truly free he could use??

  brundle 13:07 16 Jun 2008

Art Plus Photo Recovery; click here

  brundle 13:08 16 Jun 2008

And this one; click here

  keef66 13:27 16 Jun 2008

Thanks Brundle; I'll leave the thread running for a while in case anyone else comes up with anything.

  woodchip 13:39 16 Jun 2008

Post me and I will send you one

  BT 16:29 16 Jun 2008

PC Inspector Smart Recovery as recommended by Brundle is excellent and free.. Recovered an SD card that had been accidentally formatted with no loss of any pictures.

  keef66 16:45 16 Jun 2008

have done so

  woodchip 17:25 16 Jun 2008

Just got back on my laptop, will now go and send the program from my Desktop

  woodchip 17:34 16 Jun 2008


  keef66 10:19 17 Jun 2008

Arrived, thank you

  keef66 16:47 08 Jul 2008

David Bailey finally made it back from NZ/OZ, and I have used the thing you sent to recover most of his photos and videos from the formatted card. Happy, jet-lagged bunny.

I did try the PC Inspector too; this retrieved the photos, but crashed when trying to save the video clips.

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