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    Exclamation Recover deleted photos

    Recently, my dad bought a Panansonic digital camera, was in the hurry of using it for his travel with my mum to China. Took loads of photos, but while previewing the photos after coming back, he accidentally deleted all.

    Anyone has any experience to share on how to recover deleted photos? Or is it possible?
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    Default Re: Recover deleted photos

    Sandisk has a small File Recovery Utility called RescuePro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joonjoel View Post
    Sandisk has a small File Recovery Utility called RescuePro.
    Thanks!! Will give it a try...
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    Sandisk has a small File Recovery Utility called RescuePro.
    Which is proven to work very well, with other media cards too. Easy to use too.
    Last edited by rendition; 17th October 2009 at 09:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arfamo View Post
    Here's the full story on what happens when you delete photos and how they can be recovered most successfully...

    You can often recover deleted pictures from a camera memory card or USB Memory stick. However, to increase the chances of being able to recover pictures after they have been deleted you must not save any new photos, files or data to it.

    When you delete pictures (or any files) from a memory card or USB memory device the data itself isn’t deleted, just the file system pointers that says where the data for those files is located. The area where the deleted picture data was stored is also now marked as free space so it is available to the system for any new files to be written there instead.

    If and when that happens, then it is too late to recover your deleted pictures so it is very, very important that new pictures or files aren’t saved to the memory card in the meantime.
    One of the easiest ways to see if your deleted pictures can be recovered is to try some photo recovery software.

    One tip is to try a demo version of a commercial product that will scan the memory card for deleted pictures and show you exactly what pictures can be recovered. At least that will show you if you can recover the deleted pictures or if it’s too late already.

    You can find more useful information on how to recover deleted pictures from a USB memory stick or camera card at
    Thanks Arfano, that is very informative!
    Last edited by ortega; 19th October 2009 at 12:17 PM.
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    Any idea how to recover files with unicode filename? I have tried using a few software, non of them can undelete files with unicode filename (eg chinese name).

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    Quote Originally Posted by crusher View Post
    Any idea how to recover files with unicode filename? I have tried using a few software, non of them can undelete files with unicode filename (eg chinese name).
    Use R-studio. It is one of the best recovery software I have used. And it recovers unicode too. I've recovered entire harddrives after partition was deleted.
    Last edited by daredevil123; 19th October 2009 at 06:31 AM.

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    Default Re: Recover deleted photos

    if the rescuepro doesn work can always go down vector magnetics to get them to do a data retrieval for a small fee .. ( if ur card is sandisk )

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