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  1. DeadEye

    DeadEye TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    My best client ( and soon to be buisness partner / stylist -mua) deleted by accident Prom photos from her Sanyo P&S camera. The internal memory. There is no memory card in it. Is it possible to undelete these photos? Were it a card it would be a snap.

    Thanks Dan
     
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    If the computer can recognize the camera's internal memory like a drive, then there are all kinds of non-camera specific data recovery programs available. You Should see if that's possible.
     
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    DeadEye TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Ok I will try. Its a Sanyo VPC S1080 I cant even find a driver for it on the sanyo sight. Ill plug it in and see if it will recognise it as a drive.

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    It wont even make the blong noise when I plug in the usb cable. Ill have to get the driver from her first.
     
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    hmmm, I think you may be done on this one.
    I have never had any sucess recovering pictures of internal memory of a camera. As well it depends how she deleted them. If she formatted the memory in the camera, they are gone.
     
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    Er, no, if the camera does a simple format that just rewrites the "table/index" (in Windows, NTFS and FAT, this table is called the MFT or master-file-table) of that particular filesystem to say that all of the sectors in the filesystem are free, the files are still recoverable. The nasty bit is that you have to go through all of the space in the entire filesystem, sector-by-sector to find the data that was there before. Most cameras do this, because it is much faster, both to their cards and internal memory.

    If you do what is called a "low-level format", then the data is essentally gone, because the OS goes through every sector and verifies that it's functional, and then wipes it. Unless you have some SERIOUS recovery software, and technical know-how (and in the case of magnetic drives, and electron microscope and lots of time) you can pretty much forget about recovering your data.
     
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    Blong?
     
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    Well kind of a ding dong sound is made whenever you plug in or unplug a usb cable .

    I gave her camera back as its not something I am comfortable doing. Were it a card I would try it. I did give her a card though.

    We restaged the prom photos and she was thrilled with them.

    Thanks for the help. Dan:thumbup:
     

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