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HELP Card Error!!


gossyboy 6 460 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2009 7:59PM
This one is a bit desperate.
Just took loads of photos of my week old Granddaughter with my Olympus E500.

Then all of a sudden I get a CARD ERROR message on the camera screen!
I can't view or access the photos on either the camera or the pc!!

Is there anything I can do to retrieve them or are they gone forever??

Anyone???

Gossyboy........................

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agoreira 11 6.0k Wales
12 Feb 2009 8:05PM
Plenty of image recovery programmes out there, some free, some you have to pay for. I've paid for this and and used it successfully. Some you can download, it'll find your photos, but you have to pay to save them.
RogBrown 7 3.0k 10 England
12 Feb 2009 8:08PM
I used PC Inspector Smart Recovery some time ago. It's free & it recovered stuff that had been overwritten stacks of times.
gossyboy 6 460 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2009 8:12PM
Wow thanks abwhitt, didn't know such a thing existed.
Just searched in yahoo and got CardRecovery which is running now and seems to be getting them all off!!

Thanks a lot for your help youv'e saved the day!!
Gossy..........
gossyboy 6 460 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2009 8:22PM

Quote:Wow thanks abwhitt, didn't know such a thing existed.
Just searched in yahoo and got CardRecovery which is running now and seems to be getting them all off!!

Thanks a lot for your help youv'e saved the day!!
Gossy..........



No that didnt work was only evaluation copy...........I'll try to find another though........
Stuart463 e2
7 588 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2009 8:37PM
Image Rescue 3 from Lexar works well - Free with some Lexar Cards - don't know if it is freely available.

Regards, Stuart
12 Feb 2009 8:52PM

Quote:Quote:Wow thanks abwhitt, didn't know such a thing existed.
Just searched in yahoo and got CardRecovery which is running now and seems to be getting them all off!!

Thanks a lot for your help youv'e saved the day!!
Gossy..........No that didnt work was only evaluation copy...........I'll try to find another though........


hello gossyboy, try these links ,I dont know if they work.
link link
peterkin 11 619 England
12 Feb 2009 9:27PM
I've successfully used ZAR 8.3 in the past. It's a free download and there are no restrictions when using it to recover photos.

Peter
gossyboy 6 460 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2009 10:05PM
Only thing that seems to work so far is the CardRecovery prog but to get the lost data you have to pay for the full prog which is 30!!
I just can't cover that right now...............

Trying Zar now peter but it doesnt seem to be doing muc, just a load of dots on a volume analysis thingy............and its taking an age!

Oh well back to the search.............
barrovian e2
10 163 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2009 10:12PM
Try recuva - it's free and has worked successfully for me.



Peter
agoreira 11 6.0k Wales
12 Feb 2009 10:16PM

Quote:Only thing that seems to work so far is the CardRecovery prog but to get the lost data you have to pay for the full prog which is 30!!
I just can't cover that right now...............




That's the only reason I ended up buying it, none of the free programmes would do the job! I bought it some time ago, and I think it was about 20 odd then. It depends on how much you value your photos, if you can't find anything else to do the job for free, you might have to cough up! Funnily enough, I had to use it again only last week, worked perfectly. I only ever use SanDisk now which comes with it's own recovery disc but have never tried it.
peterkin 11 619 England
12 Feb 2009 11:07PM
I seem to remember that ZAR did take a while but it did eventually recover all my lost photos from a defective card. Like abwitt I now use the SanDisk recovery program which I got free when I bought one of their 1Gb memory cards (cost about 10), and it works quite well. Whatever you do don't format the card or try to save any photos to it - but I'm sure you know that. The E500 has two card slots and takes an xD and a CF card. It's a long shot but if all else fails you might try to copy the contents of the defective card to the other one in-camera.

I do hope you manage to get your photos back.

Peter

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