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Offline nvidia

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Free App To Recovber Files From Sd Cards
« on: October 20, 2018, 01:30:32 am »
hey guys found some of my old sd card and wanted to recover some files off them I may have deleted

any free program out there I could use?
 

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Re: Free App To Recovber Files From Sd Cards
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2018, 01:44:17 am »
If it's just photos, videos and other media QPhotoRec is probably your best option.

Runtime Software also made a free version of their GetDataBack software called GetDataBack Simple 1.02, but I'm not sure if they offer it anymore. You might be able to find a link to the previous version.
 
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Re: Free App To Recovber Files From Sd Cards
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2018, 02:11:46 am »
If it's just photos, videos and other media QPhotoRec is probably your best option.

Runtime Software also made a free version of their GetDataBack software called GetDataBack Simple 1.02, but I'm not sure if they offer it anymore. You might be able to find a link to the previous version.

thanks I will give PhotoRec 7.1 a try will it work on formatted sd card I know  2 or 3 where formatted because I wanted to use in another camera but never did
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Re: Free App To Recovber Files From Sd Cards
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2018, 04:48:44 am »
If it's just photos, videos and other media QPhotoRec is probably your best option.

Runtime Software also made a free version of their GetDataBack software called GetDataBack Simple 1.02, but I'm not sure if they offer it anymore. You might be able to find a link to the previous version.

thanks I will give PhotoRec 7.1 a try will it work on formatted sd card I know  2 or 3 where formatted because I wanted to use in another camera but never did

Formatting almost never actually overwrites data on a storage device, it just recreates the partition table and marks the rest of the disk empty for overwriting leaving most/all of the data intact.
 

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Re: Free App To Recovber Files From Sd Cards
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2018, 07:01:04 am »
If it's just photos, videos and other media QPhotoRec is probably your best option.

Runtime Software also made a free version of their GetDataBack software called GetDataBack Simple 1.02, but I'm not sure if they offer it anymore. You might be able to find a link to the previous version.

thanks I will give PhotoRec 7.1 a try will it work on formatted sd card I know  2 or 3 where formatted because I wanted to use in another camera but never did

Formatting almost never actually overwrites data on a storage device, it just recreates the partition table and marks the rest of the disk empty for overwriting leaving most/all of the data intact.

True, but it wipes the FAT so any files that were fragmented are pretty hard to recover as there is nothing left to link the fragments. There are a few apps good at recovering contiguous files though.
 

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Re: Free App To Recovber Files From Sd Cards
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2020, 07:17:49 pm »
Time doesn't matter unless you write new data to the card. If new data end up written to the exact same location as a deleted file then you won't get the deleted file back, except for cases of extreme luck and extreme hardware hacking.

Formatting almost never actually overwrites data on a storage device, it just recreates the partition table and marks the rest of the disk empty for overwriting leaving most/all of the data intact.
This is true for a "quick" format. If you format using a camera, many of them will be happy to do a "low level" format which issues trim commands to the card and makes data almost unrecoverable.
« Last Edit: April 07, 2020, 07:19:52 pm by magic »
 


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