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I just tried to view some pics from an XD card on my laptop. It started to copy the files to the laptop so I clicked to stop that as I just wanted to view them. Now it seems I managed to wipe the whole card....and it's my mother's, with pix going back ages....Is there ANY way of retrieving them?? I get 'card error' when I put it back in the camera...am desperate for any help you can give!!

Let me look into this. In the meantime, DO NOT USE THE CARD FOR ANYTHING! Doing so will make retrieving any images off it nearly impossible.

There's been a discussion on this before, I just have to find it. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/huh.gif

This might be worth checking out:


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Have you ever tried this, stevealmighty?

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ok am downloading that as we speak and will wait to see what steve has to say too....TIA

Thanks. One thing I do know is that I stopped it saving to the laptop, It saved about 5 pics before I hit 'cancel'. There were 300+ pics on it, and I only read need the last 20 or so as the others have been saved before. I'm going to try out everything I can to find them though, and thank you very much for your help. I have a feeling I'm going to be unlucky but I'll be sure to post here with the results! Thanks again http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/huh.gif

Oh, I should probably mention that you can (usually) use more than one recovery software on it, which may yeild better results. What one program fails to recover, another one might. No software is guarenteed 100% to recover all lost data/images. If it's a "must have" image(s), you could send the card out to a company that would charge you mega dollars to recover the images, but I don't even want to think of how expensive that would be!