Camera compact flash data recovery specialists

  MikeOT 15:00 23 Aug 2004


I've lost half my photos from a trip to Mongolia - the flash card corrupted.

I've taken it to a local camera shop - they've tried and failed.

Can anyone recommend a really good specialist in the UK?

Many thanks


  jonnytub 15:06 23 Aug 2004

you can try a diy job click here and if it doesn't work it won't jeopardise any specialists chance of recovery.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:08 23 Aug 2004

File recovery from cfc msticks smartmedia etc.
Smart recovery click here

  woodchip 15:17 23 Aug 2004
  jonnytub 15:18 23 Aug 2004

SNAP!! :-D

  Stuartli 15:33 23 Aug 2004
  MikeOT 16:17 24 Aug 2004

I was thinking I would need to send it off to a professional oufit and would welcome any referals, but in the meantime I've bought a card reader so I can try out some of the software you've suggested. Although I'm doubtful, as the files have not just been deleted - the card is corrupted ...

Will keep you posted ...


  MikeOT 21:54 02 Sep 2004

Well, thanks for the suggestions - I've tried 2 and looked at the others. The problem is that they all seem to recover deleted files, but my problem is I can't access the card as it is corrupted in some way.

(Interestingly enough, when inserted into a reader, windows keeps trying to search and autoplay - weird)

Anyway, I can't read the card, I get asked to insert one in the drive when I try to read it.

I'm sure if I could find some kind of expert I could send it off too ...

Any suggestions out there?


  mbp 22:32 02 Sep 2004

I assume that you are using a card reader to download your memory card? Have you tried to place it back into the camera and downloading via the camera? Is it possible to review the pictures with the camera's lcd?

  MikeOT 22:57 02 Sep 2004

i've tried camera, and card reader, and no, can't review pics on camera - I get "card error".

  MikeOT 09:27 04 Jan 2005

i sent the card to "boomerang", and the said they couldn't access it either.

I reckon the only hope is a hight tech approach that link to the card with special hardware and software - if such a thing exists ... ?

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