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Offline TexasTechnician

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Free SD Card Recovery Software?
« on: March 26, 2014, 06:36:32 PM »
Anybody know of a truly free SD card recovery program? I have seen many that say they are free but you can only recover a small amount of data before you must buy the program.  :016:
This is for a friend that has a corrupted SD card and she never backed her pictures up anywhere else.

Offline tonyburkhart

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Re: Free SD Card Recovery Software?
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2014, 07:00:42 AM »
Great write up here - http://lifehacker.com/5237503/five-best-free-data-recovery-tools

I've used Recuvva with success in the past
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Offline MacGyver

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Re: Free SD Card Recovery Software?
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2014, 08:49:44 AM »
Not that this helps Bobby's friend now, but for future reference I had a very knowledgeable photo guru give me some good advice on those cards.  He said whenever you get ready to delete all your pics after you transfer them, never bother using the Delete All function.  It's responsible for a huge chunk of bad data on the card.  Always use the reformat card function to delete all.

Just a something to keep in mind for future reference.
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Re: Free SD Card Recovery Software?
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2014, 09:14:15 AM »
Thanks for the tip Trace, I was not aware of that!   :054:
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Offline TexasTechnician

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Re: Free SD Card Recovery Software?
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2014, 06:03:47 PM »
Thanks Tony. I didn't know that either Trace.