Unerase files on CompactFlash card?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by OhmEye, May 1, 2002.

  1. OhmEye

    OhmEye Guest

    Does anyone have a good unerase utility and/or procedure for getting erased pictures off of a CompactFlash card?

    I have some precious lost images I need to revive. I just re-installed my WindowsXP Pro operating system, and forgot that I had some files on the disk that I had moved from my CompactFlash card but had not yet archived on CD. BIG OOPS. I haven't yet written anything else to the card, so I should be able to retrieve them. How?

    I have Norton SystemWorks, will that do the trick? I was hoping that I could find a small freeware unerase utility as Norton Unerase won't run from the CD and I have been reluctant to install all these programs (I just use WinDoctor directly from the CD). Maybe I'll have to now. . .

    Ideas anyone? I just want to make sure I don't try something that's going to blow my chances for ultimate success.

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    You might try www.symantec.com then support, and then search for "recover files".

    I just did it and found over 51,000 matches - but you know your situation better than anyone and perhaps you could find somethng that matches you situation!
     
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    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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  4. Swi

    Swi gningnegneur

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    I know that Norton CleanSweep does the job on a hard drive, but i don't know if it will work on a flash card...

    Swi
     
  5. OhmEye

    OhmEye Guest

    Yeah, that's what I seem to be discovering. I installed SystemWorks last night and tried to look for the files. Norton Unerase Wizard wouldn't even look in the cardreader (G:) drive. It was like it didn't exist.

    There is an option to run Norton from DOS, though I don't think that will help since the USB reader's drivers are loaded in Windows. HMMM, still looking!

    Thanks!
     
  6. OhmEye

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    Got 'em !!!

    DIGITAL IMAGE RECOVERY ROCKS !!!

    One of the members of the Yahoo Nikon Coolpix group shared this program with me. I dowloaded, ran, and it found everything I'd lost.

    It was easy, effective, and FREE!!!

    Thanks for the responses!