Recover lost photos with PhotoRec

My neighbour accidently deleted all photos on the camera without having them transfered to the harddisk. The SD card was never used before and the card was not formatted after deleting all photos. This should be recoverable.

From lifehacker.com I was directed to PhotoRec to recover lost photos. PhotoRec scans the disk and looks for files based on the unique blocks filetypes start with and recovers every file it can read.

screenshot of photorec in process

The process took about 15 minutes and recovered 250 Mb of photos from a 4Gb SDHC card. Making the neighbour jump for joy and providing me a new blog topic.

About erictummers

My work as a recruited developer changes almost every month. I like challenges and sharing the solutions with others. On my blog I’ll mostly post about my work, but expect an occasional home project, productivity tip and tooling review.
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One Response to Recover lost photos with PhotoRec

  1. Pingback: Recover lost photos (again) | .NET Development by Eric

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