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PhotoRec

PhotoRec is file data recovery software designed to recover lost files including video, documents and archives from hard disks, CD-ROMs, and lost pictures.

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  • PhotoRec iconNero RescueAgent - Recover deleted data iconNeroAG added PhotoRec as alternative(s) to Nero RescueAgent - Recover deleted data
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  • Hau_KaiHau_Kai Upvoted a comment on PhotoRec
    Someone deleted photos from my SD card without my knowing it, which annoyed me to no end, but I had to calm down and just focus on trying to get them back. First thing I did was to lock the SD card so that nothing else could be written onto it. Then I got an external hard drive to act as the recipient of the recovered files, and plugged it in. Then I started googling for software to try. I heard that Exif Untrasher does miracles, but that's a Mac OS X-only product, and I don't have a Mac. I wasted time downloading Wondershare Data Recovery, Easeus Data Recovery Wizard, and Recuva. Recuva saw the photos but claimed that they were irretrievable. Wondershare saw the photos but then said that they would only be able to retrieve 100 MBs of files and that I would need to purchase an upgrade to grab all of them. Easeus trundled through the disk, said that it retrieved the photos, but when I tried to look at them in Microsoft Paint, in Google Picasa, or even in Microsoft Windows preview, it said that each of the photos was an "Invalid Image". Ain't nobody got time for all that! Other than Exif Untrasher, the two softwares that had the best reviews, work on Windows, and were free, were FreeUndelete, and PhotoRec, so I downloaded both of them. FreeUndelete didn't find any of the deleted images. I let PhotoRec run through the card, in "whole disk" mode, and took a nap. Two hours later, I woke up, and I had two new folders on my external hard drive (recupdir.1 and recupdir.2). Together, they contained pretty much every single photo or video that had ever been deleted from the SD card in the past month **including the recently-deleted photos!** Hurray!!! In his review of PhotoRec, [Anamon](http://alternativeto.net/user/anamon/) called Christophe Grenier a "hero". I disagree. Christophe Grenier is a **superhero**! Give him **all** the donations! _[Edited by DanielZuckerman, March 20]_
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