Free file recovery utility

  Minkey1 12:32 02 Jul 08


I'm looking for a free utility to scan fixed C & D drives, and a camera card, and recover jpegs accidentally deleted.

I've had a look at Recuva listed in PCA's downloads section but it's not clear if it works with removeable media cards too.

Has anyone any experience of a good free utility which will scan/recover from fixed drives plus cards ?

I know I need to move fast to limit loss by overwriting etc.


  Technotiger 12:44 02 Jul 08

Most free recovery programs will do this, you simply need to choose your drive or card accordingly.

  Technotiger 12:45 02 Jul 08

PS - Cards as read as Drives by the computer.

  Technotiger 12:46 02 Jul 08

Cards *are* read as Drives (with individual slots represented by Drive Letters) ........

  Minkey1 13:00 02 Jul 08

Hi Techno

Thanks for this. I know that once inserted, the card will show up as a drive, like any "normal" drive, but some of the apps I've looked at make a point of saying they will work with removeable media - but some don't, hence my question.

I'll leave this open a bit then probably have a go with Recuva.

If anyone's had experience with a specific free program I'd be interested ?

  Chris the Ancient 13:48 02 Jul 08
  Minkey1 14:34 02 Jul 08

Cheers Chris, I'll give it a go :)

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