[Gllug] Rescuing a memory stick

Mike Brodbelt mike at coruscant.demon.co.uk
Sun Jul 23 21:26:34 UTC 2006

Russell Howe wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 22, 2006 at 06:12:37PM +0100, Richard Jones wrote:
>> Thanks to Ivan who correctly diagnosed that the problem was that my
>> memory card reader was a bit too ancient to read modern Sony "Memory
>> Stick Pro" cards.  I bought a new one, and I can now see the drive.
>> Mac OS X seems to have "helpfully" formatted it (even though the
>> write-protect tab was in place), but looks like I'll be able to
>> recover the files with standard tools now.
> Look at a program called jpegrecover. No idea if it does what it's
> supposed to, but it looks interesting.
> Not helpful if his photos are all some other format, of course..

Try Photorec, downloadable from http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec
- it'll recover images (and many other file types) from corrupted cards.
It's also got a companion program called TestDisk that will fix
unmountable cards. Runs on Mac, Windows and Unix platforms.

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