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SD Card corrupted, need to recover data...


SDhamija

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#1
I have a 4GB Verbatim SD card that I used in my digital camera. Today, I realized that all the pictures that were there in the SD card are gone! When I try to see the pics in the camera itself, The camera says " No data in Image File". I connected the SD Card to my Desktop using a card reader but still, The folder which includes the images does not open. The error message says " J:\DCIM\108NIKON is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable."

Corrupt.JPG

I have some really important pictures and data on the SD Card so i can't format. Neither can I risk data loss. I want to recover all the data from the card. Is there a way to do it? Please Help...
 

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sri2000

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#2
this happens :( bad luck to u
it happened like 20 times to me i formatted mine and recovered it from a software called i care data recovery
 

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#3
but be warned that only if ur lucky u may get back ur files after format
 

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SDhamija

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I really want to be absolutely sure.. As I said.. I can't risk it.. If there is no option, only then I'll take a risk..:think:
 

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well yeah u've goto take the risk cuz theres no fix to it too bad:confused:
 

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recuva' is not a bad choice since its free but i care data recovery offers more recovery options and have a better rate of recovery compared to recuva. but u have to pay for it :)
 

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SDhamija

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Well... I did try Recuva... and the files could not be recovered... JPEG files of size 4 KB were saved but obviously, they are not the pics. The SD Card still shows space occupied so I guess they are not wiped off, but how can they be recovered? I'll see if I can get i care Data Recovery and see if it works...
Thanks for the reply btw.. and if there is a better method, then please do tell. Any help will be appreciated.
 

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SDhamija

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I'm trying the free version of iCare Data Recovery... which allows recovery upto 2 GB.
Lets see... I'll update what happens.. :/
 

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I had once faced this kind of situation. My friend had Stellar Phoenix Data Recovery Professional and he recovered the data for me. If you are ready to pay, I recommend this software.
 

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SDhamija

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iCare didn't work too... It gave me the files.. but they were all of 4 KB, just as in the case with Recuva. I'll try Stellar Phoenix Data Recovery Professional if I could get it...
 

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yeah that isnt a bad choice either!
if for free version then u can recover some i think 2gb from i care and another 2gb from stellar they both are of the same build ;)
 

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SDhamija

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Will chkdsk command help?
 

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Will chkdsk command help?
Chkdsk is not a recovery tool. It can actually destroy the information on the SD card. The best option is the Linux tools that I posted.
 

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