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Help! Lost data on SD card ( X100) SOLVED

Discussion in 'Fuji X100 Forum' started by Boid, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    I shot over 3.5GB of pictures on my 4GB SanDisk Ultra SDHC card. This is the card that is always in my X100 and I usually format the card in camera after I transfer pictures to my computer. Never had an issue till date.

    The card shows 3.65GB of data used (54.5MB free) when I check properties in windows explorer.

    But when I browse the file system, it shows the directory structure on the Panasonic LX5 with 12 pictures in the DCIM folder!

    No sign of the Fuji folders or the pics!

    I have reformatted the card on the X100 at least a dozen times since I used it with the LX5.

    I've tried connecting the camera directly to the computer, as well as plugging in using a card reader, with the same response.

    I tried using a SD card recovery software, called CardRecovery, which scanned the sectors (apparently) and did nada. Just threw up the same 12 Panasonic pictures.

    The SD card still shows 3.65GB used space in Windows Explorer, after running the recovery software.

    Any ideas what to do next?
     
  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    do the photos show up when you insert the card into your X100?
    This may sound stupid, but have you tried "refreshing" the view of the card on your Windows computer?
     
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  3. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    The photos taken months ago by the LX5 show up on the X100. No sign of the pictures taken on the X100 last night.

    Yep. Tried refreshing. It still shows the same 12 images in a DCIM folder.
     
  4. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    don't do anything that might write to the card. don't try formatting it. don't copy anything to it or take any more images on it. do not use windows defrag or fix errors.

    download a copy of recuva Recuva - Download and try that. read the instructions!

    unless you have a copy of sandisk rescupro which is very slow but will even recover from a formatted card.
     
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  5. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Boid the free version of recuva will be fine you don;t need a paid version
     
  6. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    I'm terribly sorry to have bothered you guys. I dug around a bit more in my wallet, and discovered that I have umm... ANOTHER ExtremePro 4GB SDHC card. This one has all the images from last night.

    What can I say, I'm a complete idiot. *drool*

    I did download RescuePro in the meanwhile, and then discovered that I had misplaced my activation code. A frantic search through my chest of drawers revealed nothing. Which led me to rifling through my wallet and the happy discovery.

    Really appreciate your help though!

    .... now on to figuring out how to delete this post.
     
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  7. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I think it's best to leave it up...... we can all learn from it. I was going to ask if it was possible that you had a different card, but thought better of it.....LOL.
     
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  8. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    hehehe.
    all's well that ends well, innit?
     
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  9. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Definitely want to keep this thread. I'm going to add a few tags for it, so when someone else gets panicky they'll find it.

    Congrats on finding that extra card, Boid!
     
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  10. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Boid you could edit the title so it says [SOLVED} at the end ?
     
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  11. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    I would if I could. I have been poking away at the "edit post" button and it doesn't let me mess with the title.

    Ok. Figured it out.
     
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  12. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    lol happy to hear about the solution to your problem :biggrin: