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    Aaaaargh, does anyone know of a good recovery tool for lost photos on a camera card?

    Just back from a trip to sulawesi, opened up the camera and the card is corrupted. Have I lost everything? Is there any webtools out there that might help? Should I take it to a shop instead?

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    I had the same. Lost all the pics.

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    there goes that travel thread then

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    Should I take it to a shop instead?
    Depends what kind of photos you were taking

    I used one of these free file recovery tools successfuly many times (can't actually remember which one - it is on my other PC). Not sure how wel it works with corrupted cards. Depends how badly corrupted I guess. As long as it has not been deep formatted there should be a chance of recovery.

    file recovery downloads - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

    It is also great if you take a photo of your GF in the nude and she screams at you to delete it. You can show her it being deleted and then recover it later

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    cheers mate. i'll give it a go.



    Quote Originally Posted by Looper
    It is also great if you take a photo of your GF in the nude and she screams at you to delete it. You can show her it being deleted and then recover it later

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    KW

    I had great results from a program called Data recovery Wizard Pro

    Got loads of stuff off a hard drive I considered dead to the world.

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    Thanks looper and bobcock, that worked a treat, everything recovered, including some pics that had been deleted from prying eyes...

    Greens on the way

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    Most people think that deleted means deleted. It normally means marked to be overwritten by new data. I like the nudey deleted tip, Id green you if I could be bothered.

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    I do understand that deleted does not mean gone yet, hence the importance of NOT saving any new changes when in such a situation, cos then you run the risk of overwiting what you want to say

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    I like recuva for data recovery from flash based media when using windows

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    Will this also work for stff deleted from usb thumb drive?

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    Yes, same, same

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    Cheers thanks KW

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    i have an old laptop that i want to give to a charity, it used to have heaps of porn on it, but i have deleated it. will some one be able to get the porn back using the above method?????\\
    its been deleted for about 6 months.

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    Wiping a drive

    Deleting files does not remove data. In fact, even deleted disk partitions can be recovered. If you want to completely wipe a disk (and even then the CIA would probably still have some tools to recover from it!), then the simplest approach is to boot from a Windows or Linux installation CD, and then reinstall, but make sure you DELETE ALL PARTITIONS FIRST. When you delete the partitions, you delete the file allocation tables and boot records, essentially all of the information about what files were on the disk.

    If you have a wired PC (and in fact even a wireless connection will work in most cases), try Ubuntu Linux. You boot the disk and use the installation option where it says "Use the whole drive".

    In Windows, it's easy. Once you've deleted all of the partitions, you just have to select the whole empty disk for your new installation and that will be that.

    Alternatively, take the disk out, unscrew it, jump up and down on it repeatedly and set fire to it. Makes it very hard to recover data, but then again it makes it very hard to install Windows on it as well <heh>

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    Thanks Harry, just 2 questions- what are partitions?? how do i delete them?

    cheers

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    even deleting partitions is not enough, they can be recovered easily.

    there are RSA tools to delete data by doing random write with 12 pass, the only way to be sure, but it takes forever

    even with low formatting, and the right tools, the NSA or FBI or any spy agency could recover the data. It's more expensive and takes more time, but it's still possible.

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    so basically, dont give it to charity.
    as someone may be able to retrieve info on the hard drive.
    best to burn it on the 5th of november with guy.

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    There is a software seemingly available in Thailand as well that will do the job......... BC Wipe (last 3 paragraphs)

    Respectable? Then don't carry BCWipe or brown parcels

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    To be safe use Darik's Boot and Nuke DBAN:

    "Darik's Boot and Nuke ("DBAN") is a self-contained boot disk that securely wipes the hard disks of most computers. DBAN will automatically and completely delete the contents of any hard disk that it can detect, which makes it an appropriate utility for bulk or emergency data destruction.

    DBAN is a means of ensuring due diligence in computer recycling, a way of preventing identity theft if you want to sell a computer, and a good way to totally clean a Microsoft Windows installation of viruses and spyware.


    DBAN prevents or thoroughly hinders all known techniques of hard disk forensic analysis.

    DBAN is a free software product that can be used at home or in a business at zero cost. The only official place to obtain DBAN is by download at this web site. We do not sell DBAN media."
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    Deleting Partitions

    Quote Originally Posted by splitlid View Post
    Thanks Harry, just 2 questions- what are partitions?? how do i delete them?

    cheers
    NB: Have a Windows installation disk ready, because this will wipe your computer!

    Right-Click on "My Computer" and select "Manage".

    Then select "Disk Management".

    Here you can see the volumes and the partitions on them.

    Right click on each one, you'll find the option to delete partitions and volumes.

    Once you've done it you'll have no visible OS or files on the disk.

    When you boot from your Windows installation disk, you then only have to select the disk on which you want to install it.

    If you don't know how to create and manage partitions, you're best off just using the whole disk.

    Cheers,
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    I'm guessing that's the last we'll ever hear from splitlid.

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