View Full Version : recovering data from an SD card?

2007-12-24, 10:04 AM
we shrunk the image size of a couple pics in photoshop for posting on the net, not realizing that we were editing the files on the SD card and not a copy of the files on the harddrive...we then saved, which overwrote the origs on the card

is there any way of recovering the original uncompressed files?

2007-12-25, 04:28 PM
I don't think so. If it was deleted that's not a problem. It just deletes the path to where the info is and can be recovered by re-associating the path. If it was overwritten the computer went to the spot the path led to and over wrote it. Often times you can edit > undo this if the computer hasn't been turned off or the program. If it has, I think it's gone. Is it possible that the editing program you were using has an autosave feature? maybe it was up a long time on the screen and you can retrieve that. What program were you using.

2007-12-26, 05:36 AM
she used photoshop to edit the pic, but the program/comp has been shutdown/restarted since then... a deleted file i knew wouldn't be a problem to recover, but an overwrite i'm pretty sure is final...thought i'd ask tho

2007-12-27, 09:48 AM
It doesn't look like Photoshop has an autosave feature. That would more than likely brought back your previous version. looks like you're out of luck.

2007-12-27, 10:44 AM
You can try MediaRecover. I have used it with good results. There is a demo version that you can try. It will show you what it can recover, but the pictures will be in thumbnails. If it works, the full version is $20.