I thought I was at the point of no return. I brought home my compact flash card last saturday without my camera, thinking that my cheap multi-card reader should be able to read the card and even if it doesn’t, it won’t hurt my card. I was, so wrong. While I was copying the second file from the media card, the system suddenly pops out ‘unable to detect card’ and the beep sound came off. It was the usual whenever I use the card reader, its very unstable and I thought it was the norm.
Yesterday I brought the media card back with me to school and tried to access it with my camera. Good o’heaven, the media card is corrupted and the information is all gone. I spent hours researching on the softwares that will allow me to recover these lost images, without costing me because I’m still a student and as expected, the online monopoly only contributes their sharewares for download. Sharewares are function-limited copies of the original software, they require you to pay to unlock the rest of the functions and sharewares are usually unsafe as they bring along sometimes adware/spywares.
I thank google again for having this great website that has this software, PhotoRec. Its a really amazing software that has enabled me to recover my photos through a card-reader (I bought a used card reader today from school mate). Can’t imagine the pain I have to go through without the pictures.
And thanks Christophe GRENIER, for his amazing testdisk and photorec which allows data recovery.