Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Phone eats my photos

And Blogger eats blog postings...

Let me see if I can reconstitute this post.

My Razor v3m ate some of my cell phone pics tonight. I was transferring pics to my microSD card when the phone decided to erase all but two of the pictures on the card. And no, I did not accidentally choose to erase the card. Otherwise it would have gotten the two that it left behind, eh?

So I went looking for some free file recovery apps to see what I could get back.

Softperfect File Recovery is a tiny download and doesn't require an install. It quickly recovered 36 images and three .3g2 files. It didn't recover all the images and some of the images it did recover were corrupted. The .3g2 files wouldn't play.

PC Inspector File Recovery requires install. It had the same results. 36 files recovered, same corrupted files, .3g2 files won't play.

So I guess the missing/corrupted images are not gonna come back.

The PC Inspector app also has a find lost files option where it scans the media cluster by cluster, and that found a long ago deleted xls file. So you may be able to get some extra stuff back using that method.

This is the second time I have lost the contents of a microSD card. The first time, the card sprang out of it's socket and just happened to land right under the wheel of my chair. So when I turned to look for it....'crunch'.

That one: my fault. This time: yer pissin me off Motorola.


At 1:58 PM, Blogger Marf said...

Although I haven't did that myself, it's always in my mind when I drop something like that. I make it a point to not roll my chair.

At 12:36 PM, Blogger Techwiz said...

Yeah, I sure would too, if I ever happened to drop one again.

BTW, nice to see you here again!

At 1:42 PM, Blogger Marf said...

Nice to see some new posts here. I'm subscribed to the RSS feed, so that's how I found that you posted something.

At 5:46 AM, OpenID navarblog said...

hello mr techwizguy,

I have a bunch of photos and video on my razor phone. I want to get them off but have had no luck connecting to my computer via blue tooth or via usb port. Any suggestions? When it is hard wired I look under drives but none of them recognize it. When I plugged it in, drivers automatically downloaded.

At 6:34 AM, OpenID navarblog said...

techwizguy do you know anything about dreamweaver cs4

At 2:29 PM, Blogger Techwiz said...

@ Marf, I am a very inattentive, and lazy blogger. Heh heh heh

@ Navarblog,

I don't have DW CS4, so, not really.

I have only ever used my microsd memory cards to transfer pictures from my phones to my computers. They are nice to have. They hold a lot more pictures and vids than the camera memory allows.


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