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Re: Accidentally formatted Micro Sd Card
« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2012, 04:08:16 PM »
oh you have much to learn grasshopper :P

duh! i know nothing   i dabble :-) thats why when u said recuva was good i feel good - i aint a coplete DA  ;D
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Re: Accidentally formatted Micro Sd Card
« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2012, 04:37:54 PM »
No files found :-(
Should I run a "deep scan" ? Or tweek the settings in recuva ?
EDIT: started the deep scan....hope I don't regret it
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Re: Accidentally formatted Micro Sd Card
« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2012, 05:53:52 PM »
Update:
Recovered 11 pictures.
Should be many more.
What's my next step ?
« Last Edit: December 23, 2012, 05:58:40 PM by kracked dude »

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Re: Accidentally formatted Micro Sd Card
« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2012, 06:01:21 PM »
Try a software called "runtime software". It works great.

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Re: Accidentally formatted Micro Sd Card
« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2012, 06:05:03 PM »
Try a software called "runtime software". It works great.
PM Me for a link of it


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Re: Accidentally formatted Micro Sd Card
« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2012, 06:10:09 PM »
@Name changed - Which version do you have?

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Re: Re: Accidentally formatted Micro Sd Card
« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2012, 06:15:13 PM »

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Re: Accidentally formatted Micro Sd Card
« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2012, 08:41:04 PM »
UPDATE 2: I have recovered about 1.62GB of pics and videos. Thank you all for your help and for sharing your expertise

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Re: Accidentally formatted Micro Sd Card
« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2012, 08:53:44 PM »
Great - Get data back is great for formatted media! one of the top cheap data recovery programs!

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Re: Re: Accidentally formatted Micro Sd Card
« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2012, 09:11:48 PM »
Great - Get data back is great for formatted media! one of the top cheap data recovery programs!
1) What was going to be your 2nd step?
2) If I want to recover deleted files on a drive will this corrupt the files that are currently on the drive ?

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Re: Accidentally formatted Micro Sd Card
« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2012, 10:13:49 PM »
Here's basically the way data recovery works on a formatted volume. When you delete or format a drive or usb or most types of media, it will wipe a few sectors in the begining of the drives that has the partition info and create a new partition. Now when the system looks at the drive it has a new partition and therefore looks empty. In truth most of the data wasn't touched as long as you dont continue using it. Now that theres a new partition in place it tells trhe computer or camera that all these sectors are available to be used and therefore as you continue using it you will overwrite the old data.

How the recovery works. Most data recovery software skips the partition data, and scan each sector looking for file info. Every type of file has unique data written to the actual sectors. If we were to look at them in hex you would see that each type of file has a header at the begining of teh file and a footer at the end of the file. For example a typical jpg image header (start of file) is ff d8 and the footer (end of file) is ff d9. The recovery software looks for hex data (sectors) starting in ffd8 and ending in ffd8 and determines accordingly what type of file this is. Some software have better algorythms than others and have deeper scanning ability than others to figure it out. But in simple terms this is how data recovery works on formatted and deleted media.


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Re: Accidentally formatted Micro Sd Card
« Reply #26 on: December 23, 2012, 10:21:28 PM »
Wow thanks for that highly informative post

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Re: Accidentally formatted Micro Sd Card
« Reply #27 on: December 24, 2012, 01:17:47 AM »
@kraced dude - You got it back with "runtime"?

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Re: Re: Accidentally formatted Micro Sd Card
« Reply #28 on: December 24, 2012, 01:19:36 AM »
@kraced dude - You got it back with "runtime"?
Yes with get data back

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Re: Accidentally formatted Micro Sd Card
« Reply #29 on: December 24, 2012, 01:21:25 AM »
Happy I was able to help you (for free).