I'm really hoping someone can help, as I'm getting desperate now after spending days trying to recover some photos from a recently holiday to Italy, and I'm almost pulling my hair out!
I have an EOS 600D, and a SanDisk Extreme 16GB SDHD card. I inadvertently changed the camera format to RAW format (must have done this before the trip, and I wanted the top JPEG quality + RAW). When I emptied the card onto the PC, I just transferred the JPEG files (incorrectly assuming everything I wanted was there) and then formatted the SD soon after this.
I soon realised what I'd done, and managed to recover a load of CR2 files with the correct dates and times taken on (using Stellar recovery software), but it seems as though they are all corrupt. The file sizes look like other CR2's I've had before - 22 - 24Mb.
I've tried lots of different software to try and extract the preview JPEG's out of the CR2 files, but none of them let me. Now I can't even see the files on the SD card when I use recovery software - I have a feeling the card has been written to. I've not taken any more photos on it, but after formatting from the camera it creates 2 folders on the card.
My question is - is there a way I can recover these CR2 files? Am I able to post one on here for someone to look at to try and help me? They all seem to be the correct file size which is majorly frustrating, as there must be some useful data in them somewhere!
Thanks in anticipation of some help on this!