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  • 5.0 stars

    "Recovery from drive other programs cant detect"

    July 7, 2011  |   By campsoup1988

    Pros

    Able to recover from a xD memory card, which a dozen other programs (including ones recommended by cnet) either said the card had invalid file system/partition or just did not give an option to recover from the card.

    Cons

    The program is very technical, minimum explanation (need to know technical information to understand the program) and a dos like user interface (program runs in command prompt)

    Summary

    I had a xD memory card that had gotten corrupted and I needed to recover the pictures from it. Every other program I tried either said that the file system/partition was not valid or just did not give me the option to recover from the card. I had first tried a few different ways of recovering the partition using testdisk_win but the program was unable to detect my partition so I then tried photorec_win which seems to have recovered all the pictures and videos on the card!

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