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Russell A.
Russell A., Camera and Video Technician
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I have an early D80 DSLR which has and is serving my needs

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I have an early D80 DSLR which has and is serving my needs beautifully. I have just returned from Morocco and appear to have lost about 100 photographs on my Lexar 8g memory card. Is there any way that these can be recovered/restored? They were there when I left the country but during the download this morning something happened an I only have 36 of almost 150 left. Mike XXXXXXXXXXX

Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Russell A. replied 2 years ago.
Hi, A single corrupted file can cause this when accessed by the computer's photo viewer program. Since the images you wish to recover were originally on the memory card, they can possibly be recovered using photo recovery software. (Your odds are better if you have not continued shooting with the card) . Connect the memory card so that it can be accessed like a removable hard drive on your computer. Once recovered and transferred to the computer you can format the card and it should be usable again. For windows Try the Program Download at the link below. (This one will allow you to recover up to 1gb of photo files absolutely free and save them to a new folder on your hard drive. Copy and paste the link into your browser. http://www.powerdatarecovery.com/free-file-recovery-software/how-to-recover-photos-from-memory-stick.html Make sure that before you open the program, after installing it, put the card in first. When you open the program, it will try to detect it when you click on "Media Recovery". If unsuccessful try (The ones below have a charge to save the recovered files) https://www.piriform.com/recuvaor http://www.cardrecovery.com/ For Mac Try http://www.cardrescue.com/ or http://www.stellarinfo.com/mac-photo-recovery.htm If the program is able to recover the photo files you will be given the option to purchase (usually around $40) the function that allows you to save and retain your photo files. Depending on how important these photos are, can determine if the cost is worth it. Also, some retail camera shops and office supply stores offer Memory card recovery services if you do not feel comfortable running the process yourself. If you require additional information, please use the Reply to Expert to contact me. Click the ratings only after our exchange is complete and you are satisfied. If you are satisfied that my answer is accurate or has solved your issue, please do not forget to rate my answer OK, Good or Excellent. Thank you
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thank you Russell,

I think I've taken the best bit of advice that you gave me, I'm trying to find a local company that can deal with image recovery. No doubt if I followed all the other links you sent I could adopt a DIY approach but the images are far too valuable for me to screw up and lose!

Best regards,

Mike