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Can not see my files on SD card


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#1 michael884

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 12:38 AM

My comp crashed with a PQI 2GB SD card in reader; (running XP professional)
When I re-booted the comp, the SD card shows blank in Explorer, but it shows 1.1GB full in properties, and when scanned with a virus scanner, it finds 5,559 files inside
I have tried on a different computer with different card reader - same result
Did do -folder options-show hidden files & folders

I did Start/Run...type chkdsk I: /r and then hit Enter; it run thru and disappeared, no message

I wanted to add here image from my disk management, but unsure how to insert it here; It shows FAT, Healthy, 42% free

I did run Flash_Disinfector just in case - it did not find anything

I been carrying this flash drive from comp to comp. My whole life is in it. Somebody please help...

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 01:48 AM

This might help you out:
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 06:36 AM

Hello
I tried and what i got thru Pareto Logic was a small portion (94 out 0f 5559), and no recently modified files
I want to get files I've changed in last 60 days
Is that possible?

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 07:28 AM

Although this program will cost you a few bucks, I've had very good success with file recovery from both hard drives and memory cards ( flash, sd, etc. ).

The program is called GetDataBack from Runtime Software.

Hope this helps,
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 12:50 PM

Just a note on Get Data Back (I also use this program)...there are two versions, one for NTFS file system, one for FAT file system. Neither version will work on the other file system satisfactorily...so get the right one for your system/drive.

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 08:20 PM

I have gotten the FAT program for $79

A lot of files recovered and open-able;

I do have a BU from 2/2/10, so I needed recover files from recent time; SItting and doing file comparisons

With the directories being disorganized, I can not directly find the file I urgently need (calendar)

I was trying to do a FIND for the file

It appears that for recent modified date there is damage or files are un-openable

I wonder why or am I doing something wrong?

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 11:31 PM

Was the computer writing to the card at the time it crashed?
That would likely have corrupted some of the files.
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Posted 17 March 2010 - 12:14 AM

Yes, it had two or three files open
However the damaged files number in at least 80-90
And although recovered, they do not open
Anything can be done?
Do you think GDB support can do anything about that?
or asking them at this stage is a waste of time?

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 11:22 AM

Well...it won't hurt to ask.

I always keep in mind that I never expect 100% recovery, there is no program that will do such and they all pronounce disclaimers regarding such.

For me, something is better than nothing when it comes to data-recovery efforts.

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 12:03 PM

I'm going to have to agree with hamluis.

It can never hurt to ask but 100% recovery is not always possible.
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