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Recovering data from a formatted SD card?

Can anyone recommend a tool (preferably free) that I can use to recover video files from a formatted SD card? I've wiped a days work off a brand new card without backing it up and then used the card again the next day before realising my mistake. I've googled software solutions this morning without any luck so I was hoping the CL brains trust could help.

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  • I thought you could only recover if you have not already re used the card recording over. That was certainly true 10 years ago when I did the same to my entire Jordan/Petra holiday snaps (the place, not a threesome).
  • not sure, most likely if you have filled it up, the space used by the deleted file will have been overwritten, not sure how it applies to SD cards tho
  • I used the free version of Recuva to get data off an old hard drive. Took a while, but managed to get what I needed.

    https://recuva.en.softonic.com/
  • Not much help, but I did manage to recover some photos once - I found a couple software programmes to download online, one was rubbish but the other worked - was on my previous laptop and can't remember what it was, but it is possible sometimes.
  • edited February 23
    @SantaClaus you could give this guy a call, he's repaired cameras for me before and Im sure will give good advice

    http://www.cam-rep.co.uk
  • edited February 23
    Depends how you "wiped" it. When you delete stuff usually what you are doing is deleting the reference to the data in the index but the data itself is still there. The problem is that you have re-used the card - you may have over-written all or some of your "old" data. I'm not an expert so I may have used the incorrect technical terms, but that's my understanding.
  • I thought you could only recover if you have not already re used the card recording over. That was certainly true 10 years ago when I did the same to my entire Jordan/Petra holiday snaps (the place, not a threesome).

    Agree with this - that's my understanding too.

    Also, for the record, I believe that Jordan now works with Cindy.
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  • Thanks for the advice guys. I've managed to save formatted data before but none of the dozen or so programs I've used today have picked up anything on the card. I think I'm going to have to swallow a big hit and hopefully learn from my mistake. At least we're playing tomorrow which is bound to cheer me up!
  • Must be annoying to lose a sex tape.
  • Fiiish said:

    Must be annoying to lose a sex tape.

    Luckily mine are all saved to youtube - that's private right?
  • Fiiish said:

    Must be annoying to lose a sex tape.

    A real pain in the ass
  • You have to pay for it but [email protected] is really good. I got stuff off of a card that the PC couldn't even see.
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