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Re: Photos Accidentally Put in Recycling Bin But Don't Show Up There
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2013, 11:20:58 AM »
I use Lightroom to import my images from a card reader.  Lightroom never deletes the files from your card.  you have the options in the Windows 7 image impoort set to delete files from the card, and thats what it does.
1.  Use a card reader.
2.  Set the import options so that files are not deleted after they are imported.
3.  Format the card in camera when you have the files safely imported and backed up. 
 
BTW, Lightroom, and many other photo editors will also make a second copy of the original file and put it in the backup location (NAS, Network Location, external drive, etc) at the same time the file is copied to your working file directory.
You need to use a card reader to recover your files, Its doubtful that you can do it from the camera link.
 
 
 
 

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Re: Photos Accidentally Put in Recycling Bin But Don't Show Up There
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2013, 11:20:58 AM »

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« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2013, 11:31:11 AM »
Deleted file´s are still alive as long as you don´t make or save other pictures on that drive,

What i would do is

Put it in Card Reader

Format Drive

Run Recovery Program ( I use File Scavenger)

Make a Long Search and select No display deleted file´s also

The Program find 99,9% of Images (for me)

only Manko is that deleted files maybe shown as Unknown but Meta Data are ok.

I restored many cards for customer´s who bought one in a shop where I worked, and accidently delete the pictures or format the card, and the customers was very thankfully.

I found it because my HDD crashed once and erverything from 800GB was blast but HDD worked, so I format it and scaned it and restored 800GB of Images and my personal backup. 
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Re: Photos Accidentally Put in Recycling Bin But Don't Show Up There
« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2013, 12:17:30 PM »
DO NOT FORMAT!!!!
Before taking this step, I concur in getting a card reader and then seeing if any of a number of recovery software programs will find the images. 
Once you format the card, the chances of recovery go down, so only do this if the above mentioned steps do not work.
I have been successful in recovering images of a corrupted CF card with Rescue Pro in the past, but there are many equivalent programs available out there.
And (would of, could of, should of), in the future, I'd copy and paste the images from the card to the computer using a card reader.  Once I verified the images were on the computer, then, and only then, would I delete the images from the card.  This is a belt and suspenders approach but it is easy to copy the files again if they are still easily available on the card.
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Re: Photos Accidentally Put in Recycling Bin But Don't Show Up There
« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2013, 05:32:32 AM »
Why not format?? I´ll learning

It doesn´t change anything, If i scan a deleted card or a formated Card Away is away, but as long as you don´t rewrite the card (put new images on it) you can find them, neither format or not.
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Re: Photos Accidentally Put in Recycling Bin But Don't Show Up There
« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2013, 06:32:40 AM »
If you are not able to see your photos in the recycle bin then need not to worry. Go for online tools that helps to recover lost photos and video files.
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Re: Photos Accidentally Put in Recycling Bin But Don't Show Up There
« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2014, 03:32:49 AM »
You can use data recovery software, it helped me before. see this guide:
http://www.asoftech.com/articles/recover-deleted-photos-canon-camera.html
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Re: Photos Accidentally Put in Recycling Bin But Don't Show Up There
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2014, 07:10:52 AM »
DO NOT FORMAT!!!!
Before taking this step, I concur in getting a card reader and then seeing if any of a number of recovery software programs will find the images. 
Once you format the card, the chances of recovery go down, so only do this if the above mentioned steps do not work.
I have been successful in recovering images of a corrupted CF card with Rescue Pro in the past, but there are many equivalent programs available out there.
And (would of, could of, should of), in the future, I'd copy and paste the images from the card to the computer using a card reader.  Once I verified the images were on the computer, then, and only then, would I delete the images from the card.  This is a belt and suspenders approach but it is easy to copy the files again if they are still easily available on the card.

In my experience, formatting doesn't make any difference in the ability to recover files as long as it is not a low level format (which writes zeros to the memory rendering data unrecoverable). What formatting will do however is show all the files recoverable and you will have to sift through the gigantic number of files (including your temporary internet files) to trace the ones that you need to recover. 

Look at it this way -

a) you deleted some files ---> run recovery software ---> images show up in the recovery program ---> recover images
b) you deleted some files ---> disk formatted ---> run recovery software ---> all files on the drive show up in the recovery program ---> identify the files you need (maybe with trial & error method) ---> recover images

I know which method I'd choose  :)
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Re: Photos Accidentally Put in Recycling Bin But Don't Show Up There
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2014, 07:10:52 AM »

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Re: Photos Accidentally Put in Recycling Bin But Don't Show Up There
« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2014, 07:52:38 AM »
does not make sense. if you copied the files like you said, why did they ever leave the CF card? regardless of where you pasted them, copied files should remain in the original location.

i second lightroom import, lots of sorting options, and doesn't delete photos. use the camera to clear the card once you know you have the photos.

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Re: Photos Accidentally Put in Recycling Bin But Don't Show Up There
« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2014, 09:51:03 AM »
Hi,
No need to say much, lots of good advice, another good reason to use a card reader is to avoid damaging the USB port. I know someone will say what about damaging the card slot, it is not generally the insert remove that causes the problem, it is the accidental wrench on the cable that does the damage!
Plus you will need a card reader to be able to use the recovery software.
The fact that this is repeatable is a concern, they shouldn't have gone anywhere after clicking no, might have to do a test to see if there is a bug in Windows, another one ::), or just your installation or settings.

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Re: Photos Accidentally Put in Recycling Bin But Don't Show Up There
« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2014, 03:26:57 PM »
Curious to see how the OP made out.  Can you let us know?

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« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2014, 11:51:53 PM »
Curious to see how the OP made out.  Can you let us know?

The post was from 2012.  He hasn't been a member for a long time.

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Re: Photos Accidentally Put in Recycling Bin But Don't Show Up There
« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2014, 04:47:50 AM »
http://www.transcend-info.com/Press/DrT.asp?LangNo=0&PrsNo=105&axn=Detail

i use this

I accidentally formated one of my cameras (5Dmk2) right after the ceremony during a wedding shoot a few months back
but luckily i put the card aside and this recovered everything just fine :)

it took me a bit longer to recover from the near heart attack i had though...  :-[
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