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Jan 18, 2022 07:51:23   #
Sidwalkastronomy Loc: New Jersey Shore
 
I'm curious on how this turns out, please let us know as Im sure you're not the only one who's done this. I have 64 g cards from B and H for under $20 so I rotate cards

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Jan 18, 2022 07:53:12   #
anotherview Loc: California
 
Agree. Live and learn.
CHG_CANON wrote:
Hopefully, you haven't used that card yet and will investigate image recovery software to see how many (if not all) images can recovered.

Hopefully, too, you'll look at your workflow and overall camera behavior. There's no reason to recover / mass delete images until you've (a) unloaded the images, (b) backed-up the images and (c) visually confirmed the successful completion of both items a & b.

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Jan 18, 2022 09:21:13   #
tcthome Loc: Keansburg , NJ
 
Longshadow wrote:
I'm not sure what the "format" actually does to the card. I doubt it writes all 1s or 0s to each cell. (A low-level format may do that.) Maybe it just wipes the file allocation table (FAT). Recovery software may be worth a try.

I only format a card when it is new, and that's just for kicks & giggles.
My camera will take a "new" card and do to it what it needs to do. The "unformatted" cards work just fine in my camera. The camera senses what folders are "missing" and creates them.
I'm not sure what the "format" actually ... (show quote)


So, you just delete your photos?

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Jan 18, 2022 09:30:22   #
maxlieberman Loc: 19027
 
Good news and bad news. The good news is that Lexar has a free recovery tool that is able to recover the images and convert the RAW files to TIFFs. The bad news is that it recovered every single picture that I ever too with that card, all 3,000 of them.

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Jan 18, 2022 09:48:25   #
burkphoto Loc: High Point, NC
 
maxlieberman wrote:
Following up on the thread about dumb mistakes, this past Friday I negligently formatted the wrong SD card and lost a whole week of bif photos. However, for something different, I am going to post a few pictures in the Nudity section.


Since reformatting an SD card in a camera only wipes out the FILE DIRECTORY, your images are still on the card until overwritten with new data! Get a decent file recovery program for times like this. (We've all done it.)

If you haven't used that card, you can likely recover every file on it that you want, and then some.

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Jan 18, 2022 09:59:39   #
Terkat
 
Good morning Max,

I sincerely hope you realize just what your problem is. You are simply another wonderful human being making everyday mistakes just as we all do / or will eventually do. I flew professionally for most of my life (from simple everyday single engine aircraft ending with an ATP (Airline Transport Pilot) rating and flying the absolutely beautiful (and slowly disappearing from the worlds' fleet of very large air transports) Airbus A-380. Anyway a saying I heard very early in my flying career and never forgot was (this applies to those who flew retractable gear aircraft) "there are two kinds of pilots - those who have landed gear up and those who will". I think this applies to ALL endeavors undertaken by we Homo-Sapiens. We all just make the occasional mistake. God still loves us.

All the very best to you and yours during these "interesting" times,

Terry

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Jan 18, 2022 10:07:13   #
burkphoto Loc: High Point, NC
 
Pay attention to Gene's post (above). He uses a classic "files in three places" backup strategy.

One thing I'll add to what others posted here is that I NUMBER my cards. I keep a list of them and when I bought them.

I have learned from experience that when you own several brands and models of equipment of different vintages, it is best to use the camera body to reformat a card. That's because not all cameras automatically add what they need to a card when it is inserted, but only do that when the card is reformatted in that particular body. The act of reformatting IN A CAMERA is both the same and different from reformatting it on a computer. The actual data format is the same. But various camera manufacturers put both hidden and visible files and/or folders on the card, which are required by the camera's operating system.

If a card recovery program or two can't recover your files, or if files appear corrupt when recovered, the card may have bad, oily, or dirty contacts, or the camera may have a bad socket (bent CF card socket pins were a problem when CF cards were popular).

If you have a set workflow and good organization of your media, you can avoid issues with data loss. "Gremlins" are rare, but they do exist, and bad luck (getting bumped while holding an SD card and standing over a sewer grate on a sidewalk...) is always a possibility, so change and handle media in safe locations! And don't carry them loose in your pockets with change and car keys!

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Jan 18, 2022 10:10:25   #
maxlieberman Loc: 19027
 
Terkat wrote:
Good morning Max,

I sincerely hope you realize just what your problem is. You are simply another wonderful human being making everyday mistakes just as we all do / or will eventually do. I flew professionally for most of my life (from simple everyday single engine aircraft ending with an ATP (Airline Transport Pilot) rating and flying the absolutely beautiful (and slowly disappearing from the worlds' fleet of very large air transports) Airbus A-380. Anyway a saying I heard very early in my flying career and never forgot was (this applies to those who flew retractable gear aircraft) "there are two kinds of pilots - those who have landed gear up and those who will". I think this applies to ALL endeavors undertaken by we Homo-Sapiens. We all just make the occasional mistake. God still loves us.

All the very best to you and yours during these "interesting" times,

Terry
Good morning Max, br br I sincerely hope you... (show quote)


Terry, thank you. I witneesed a gears up landing by an F-100 at Bunker Hill AFB (now Gus Grisson AFB) once. Not pretty but the pilot survived physically unscathed. The BGen Deputy Wing Commander at Barksdale once landed a perfectly good T-39 gears up in an Arkansas cornfield after he accidentally turned off the main power buss during his aproach to the base, then panicked.

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Jan 18, 2022 10:14:00   #
maxlieberman Loc: 19027
 
All good advice. All it took was a moment of inattention. It looks like the Lexar data recovery took will resore the images.

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Jan 18, 2022 10:47:36   #
Dikdik Loc: Winnipeg, Canada
 
If it's been 'quick formatted' then the data may still be there. A quick format writes a character in the in the filename and the OS reads it as being deleted. Try a program like 'Recuva' and you may be abe to retrieve it.

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Jan 18, 2022 10:48:48   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
I enjoy nude photography however it's quite too cold for me to be standing outdoors with my private parts exposed to the weather right now.😜

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Jan 18, 2022 10:58:26   #
maxlieberman Loc: 19027
 
Dikdik wrote:
If it's been 'quick formatted' then the data may still be there. A quick format writes a character in the in the filename and the OS reads it as being deleted. Try a program like 'Recuva' and you may be abe to retrieve it.


Thanks. I tried Recuva, but after finding the files, it wanted me to buy before restoring. I used Lexar's recovedry tool instead. Free and better.

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Jan 18, 2022 10:58:46   #
maxlieberman Loc: 19027
 
sippyjug104 wrote:
I enjoy nude photography however it's quite too cold for me to be standing outdoors with my private parts exposed to the weather right now.😜


ROFL

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Jan 18, 2022 11:04:43   #
Dikdik Loc: Winnipeg, Canada
 
not in the snow though!

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Jan 18, 2022 11:06:17   #
maxlieberman Loc: 19027
 
Dikdik wrote:
not in the snow though!


The cold weather has a deleterious effect on mer than the battery,

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