The title of this should be of interest to the majority of you.
Ask any pro who’s been burned and they’ll tell you even though they may have this tool, they never live and die by it.
I have it only as a last resort.
Yesterday one of my students shot something in class.
In between her completing her shoot and her getting to her computer to download, something went awry.
My guess? She probably shut the camera off before it stopped writing or she pulled the card out of the camera before turning off the camera.
Whatever the case, just don’t do those 2 things.
She assured me the images were there when she was chimping.
The fact that she was able to chimp, means they were on the card.
So long story short. The next time she tried to look at her images on the back of her camera, there was an error on the LCD. Something to the effect of card error.
I told her, I’d try to recover her work, no promises.
As expected the card wouldn’t mount on my desktop when I inserted it into my card reader.
I formatted the card NOT with the computer, but with the CAMERA. That is important.
I stress this because, you need to format with the camera file system.
I know we’ve all heard that if you format a card, all is lost.
So the dilemma here is…if the card won’t mount on the desktop, what choice do you have?
After formatting, the memory card mounted as â€œEOS_Digitalâ€–a good sign.
While there are no guarantees from this point, it’s a good omen.
Depending on the size of your card, the software will do its thing.
On the Mac, Rescue Pro saves it to your home folder
And how much was this handy little application? It was bundled with SanDisk’s extreme line memory cards when I bought it.
Well, worth the expense as you can see.
So Jeanette, you owe me!
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