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    Posted: 28 June 2019 at 03:07
I actual feel pretty lucky. This is the first time I've ever done it.
Any suggestions on what works?

Here's the details.
About 100 images all shot on an A900.
The card is a Lexar Professional 300X 8GB CF.

I checked the Lexar website for recovery software. All I could find was a windows application to download, I'm on a mac.
Tried PhotoRec. No luck.

Any suggestions appreciated.
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Do you understand the PhotoRec options? If it has searched the media and not found anything there's no other software that's going to work.
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I'm no expert but my understanding is that if a card has not been formatted, the images might well be recoverable.
SanDisk have their own recovery software that I've actually used in the past but that probably doesn't work on Lexar and other non SanDisk cards.
On the web there are many data recovery programs being touted, such as Card Rescue. Apart from that, a good camera outlet should ben able to offer such a service for a price.
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Don't know if this will work https://www.lexar.com/support/downloads/ - I had a similar issue a few years back with one of my Lexar cards which came with the software pre-installed I think.
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Just downloaded it and of the 2 compressed files there, one is MACOS which would lead me to believe it is for MAC
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I've recovered picture of a card I've formatted by mistake with no issues .
I can't remember what programme I last used , but it was a free one probably done by the same firm that does CC cleaner and the disk defragging programme by Piriform .
In fact not only did it recover all the files just formatted but many other ones from several formats previous.
I always format my card after I transfer the files to two places rather than just delete them , so I was supposed by how many pictures were recovered .

I'm on windows , so check if they do one for Mac.
If not don't use the card untill you've recovered it on someone else's p.c that runs on Windows

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Post Options Post Options   Quote lomitamike Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 June 2019 at 02:18
Originally posted by QuietOC QuietOC wrote:

Do you understand the PhotoRec options? If it has searched the media and not found anything there's no other software that's going to work.


I don't know if I fully understand how it works. There was about 4 steps to install and then run it. I tried it twice. It took about 45 minutes to scan and reported finding 0 files.

Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:

I'm no expert but my understanding is that if a card has not been formatted, the images might well be recoverable.
SanDisk have their own recovery software that I've actually used in the past but that probably doesn't work on Lexar and other non SanDisk cards.
On the web there are many data recovery programs being touted, such as Card Rescue. Apart from that, a good camera outlet should ben able to offer such a service for a price.


Thanks, there are two camera shops near me that offer that service. The one I called said they would scan it to find if there were any recoverable files. If there were then they charge $50 to download them onto a thumb drive you provide. That was a last option for me.

Originally posted by waleskeg waleskeg wrote:

Don't know if this will work https://www.lexar.com/support/downloads/ - I had a similar issue a few years back with one of my Lexar cards which came with the software pre-installed I think.


That was the first place I went. I keep getting this message;
Safari can’t open the file “Lexar Recovery Tool.exe” because no available application can open it.


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Not useing the card after formatting it is what I understand too.

I did manage to get the images back. Not ARW files but png images that were screen captures. I edited them then converted them to processed jpeg files. It's better than not having them at all, right?

I ended up using an app called diskdrill. It's simple to use, I just download the app from the diskdrill app at cleverfiles.com, ran the app and it pulled up all the ARW files that were on the card after I formatted it. I was able to click on each ARW file and open the image. To send the raw image file to a folder you have to pay $90. A little steep don't you think?
You can buy the same app from the app store for $40 that's not a bad deal.

So in the end I did recover all my files. It took a long time to manually screen capture the images but I got em!!

Thanks for your help.

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