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Recovery of deleted images

minelab 10 11 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 7:49PM
I'm sure this must have cropped up on here many times before but here goes....
For the first time ever I have accidentally deleted all the images on a camera, actually my employers camera and two of the images are particularly important.....I know...I'm a donkeySad
I searched the internet for 'free' recovery software and downloaded two programs, both these programs successfully scanned the SD card and found all of the images I'd deleted, however when I came to restore the files, surprise surprise, I discovered you have to register and pay for the full version...fair enough I suppose but I didn't really want to spend 40 to get two photo's back...even though..get them back I must.
Question...does anybody know of an actual 'free' program that will do the job or does anybody know if somebody like PCWorld or Jessops offer a service to recover data, I know this won't be free but probably wouldn't be 40 either.
Any advice would be very welcome....thank you.

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Cephus 13 2.4k England
8 Nov 2012 8:02PM
8 Nov 2012 8:03PM
You could try Recuva from Piriform - free and from a safe software house. You can find others that are free and have been tested here .

smacau1 6 512 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 8:27PM
I use Recuva and Photorec / Testdisk from cgsecurity at work. Recuva has a good interface and undelete files. Photorec is a bit more 'geeky', the interface takes a bit more understanding.
BEVZED 11 1.1k United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 8:49PM
Z A R, a freebie that is really good. Recuva found 432 pix on 5 cards, zar found 2663 on the same cards!
minelab 10 11 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 9:28PM
Brilliant, looks just the job, I'll try it at work tomorrow.....thank you allGrin
Bridgelayer 11 623 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2012 5:11PM
I'll agree with BEVZED for ZAR. Good stuff at the right price.
minelab 10 11 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2012 6:06PM
Recuva has done the jobGrin two important images recovered!..so grateful for the advice. Thank you again.

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