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GR8Metal
19-11-2008, 08:45 AM
My friend has given me her SD Card from her digital camera. She says the camera is unable to read the photos on the card saying "Card Error". I've tried reading the card form my card reader on my laptop but Windows says "the card is not formatted, so you want to format now?".....
I'm assuming the SD Card is corrupt and the photos/data are gone. Is there anything I can do to recover these photos? :confused:

Bantu
19-11-2008, 08:54 AM
Try the card in a another card reader and/or plugging the camera into the Computer and checking it first.

Cards can become corrupted at times. If you format it it is normally best done with the Camera the card is in if possible as different cameras format it with folders etc for their own Brand/Make type.

One of my first card readers had a format facility on it but if I used that then the camera could not read the card, If I formatted it with the camera it was fine.

GR8Metal
19-11-2008, 09:13 AM
OK, thanks for that. But, is there any way I can recover the photos from this SD card?

johcar
19-11-2008, 01:39 PM
... plugging the camera into the Computer and checking it first. ...

This usually works for me...

Sweep
19-11-2008, 01:59 PM
OK, thanks for that. But, is there any way I can recover the photos from this SD card?

Try here:-
http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Best/recover-sd-card.html

Not all are free.

AvonBill
19-11-2008, 04:04 PM
I've just used a free program called PhotoRec.

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec

Worked well for me on recovering general files from a corrupted disk.

GR8Metal
19-11-2008, 04:22 PM
Cheers guys. I'll try some of those utilities and let you know how I get on...:thumbs:

GR8Metal
19-11-2008, 04:37 PM
Thanks AvonBill, installed that PhotoRec which did the job perfectly.

Cheers...