I am trying to help a friend of mine before he flies home to the Philippians this weekend. During his stay here he took almost 100 photographs onto a 2 GB SD Flash card. While looking at them on the camera’s LCD and deleting the bad ones, somehow he deleted them all! He gave me his card to look at and when I open it I see a DCMI folder in which are a number of sub-folders labeled 100_920; 102_0102; 145_0601; etc.
Inside each of these folders is a single file. Inside of 100_0920 folder is “ehthumbs_vista.db 236kb Attributes: HAS Status: Online"
I am not familiar with ehthumbs. Is there any way to still recover the photos from this SD card? It looks like they must have been created in vista and I am running XP. When I click on the file it is not recognized. Would I be able to help him on a Vista machine?
Are there utility programs to recover erased files?
The program you suggested, CampicRestor, did everything but print the photos and hand them to me! I downloaded the zip, unzipped it, pointed it to the SD card, designated the output location and then got out of the way. It restored every deleated file it could find. The 2GB SD card generated 1425 images and everyone of them in great shape. My friend, who is a missionary, not only got back his 100 lost photos but copies of some that had been taken a long, long time ago.
Thanks to everyone who helped. He also asked me to say thank you to all of you on his behalf. I can't begin to tell you how happy he was.