Norton system works to recover compact flash files?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Digital Images, May 13, 2005.

  1. Ok I probably should have thown away my 128 mb compact flash card the
    first time I had a corruption problem. Reformating it in windows as
    fat32 fixed it, but now I have a bunch of vacation photos that I don't
    want to lose.

    Nikon View and Windows xp only sees the first photo (and now so does the
    camera), but there are 80 other photos on the card. Norton Systemworks
    diskdoctor sees that there are 81 files on the disk, BUT the lame 2005
    version only will unerase NTFS files in Windows XP and will not give you
    access to the DOS unerase.exe program, which is on the CD in unextracted
    mode (and will apparently not unextract using Windows XP).

    Does anyone know how to:

    1. run the Norton unerase.exe program in Windows XP (I've tried in the
    DOS window)?

    2. use any other program to unerase files on a compact flash memory card?

    Thanks for your help.

    - James
     
    Digital Images, May 13, 2005
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  2. Digital Images

    Paul Furman Guest

    Digital Images wrote:

    > Ok I probably should have thown away my 128 mb compact flash card the
    > first time I had a corruption problem. Reformating it in windows as
    > fat32 fixed it, but now I have a bunch of vacation photos that I don't
    > want to lose.
    >
    > Nikon View and Windows xp only sees the first photo (and now so does the
    > camera), but there are 80 other photos on the card. Norton Systemworks
    > diskdoctor sees that there are 81 files on the disk, BUT the lame 2005
    > version only will unerase NTFS files in Windows XP and will not give you
    > access to the DOS unerase.exe program, which is on the CD in unextracted
    > mode (and will apparently not unextract using Windows XP).
    >
    > Does anyone know how to:
    >
    > 1. run the Norton unerase.exe program in Windows XP (I've tried in the
    > DOS window)?
    >
    > 2. use any other program to unerase files on a compact flash memory card?
    >
    > Thanks for your help.
    >
    > - James



    If you right-click the exe, there is a compatibility mode for win 98 etc
    that could concievably help. Maybe some way to launch a DOS window in
    those modes.


    --
    Paul Furman
    http://www.edgehill.net/1
    san francisco native plants
     
    Paul Furman, May 13, 2005
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  3. Digital Images

    Renee Guest

    "Digital Images" <> wrote in message
    news:wUTge.7024$...

    > Does anyone know how to:
    >
    > 1. run the Norton unerase.exe program in Windows XP (I've tried in the DOS
    > window)?
    >
    > 2. use any other program to unerase files on a compact flash memory card?
    >
    > Thanks for your help.
    >
    > - James


    Zero Assumption Recovery program undeleted files from a CF card using a card
    reader. It's a free program. Worked great for me.

    http://www.z-a-recovery.com/digital_image_recovery.htm

    HTH

    Renee
     
    Renee, May 13, 2005
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  4. Digital Images

    Backbone Guest

    http://www.x-ways.com get winhex and you will be able to copy the entire disk
    to your hd then. you just name it "something.iso" and then create a iso type
    cdrom and viola all your files are now accessible!!

    --
    There are no words that can be heard unless someone listens....
    Remove *flaps* to reply

    "Digital Images" <> wrote in message
    news:wUTge.7024$...
    > Ok I probably should have thown away my 128 mb compact flash card the
    > first time I had a corruption problem. Reformating it in windows as
    > fat32 fixed it, but now I have a bunch of vacation photos that I don't
    > want to lose.
    >
    > Nikon View and Windows xp only sees the first photo (and now so does the
    > camera), but there are 80 other photos on the card. Norton Systemworks
    > diskdoctor sees that there are 81 files on the disk, BUT the lame 2005
    > version only will unerase NTFS files in Windows XP and will not give you
    > access to the DOS unerase.exe program, which is on the CD in unextracted
    > mode (and will apparently not unextract using Windows XP).
    >
    > Does anyone know how to:
    >
    > 1. run the Norton unerase.exe program in Windows XP (I've tried in the
    > DOS window)?
    >
    > 2. use any other program to unerase files on a compact flash memory card?
    >
    > Thanks for your help.
    >
    > - James
     
    Backbone, May 13, 2005
    #4
  5. Digital Images

    Renee Guest

    "Backbone" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > http://www.x-ways.com get winhex and you will be able to copy the entire
    > disk
    > to your hd then. you just name it "something.iso" and then create a iso
    > type
    > cdrom and viola all your files are now accessible!!
    >
    > --


    I recall using programs like this back in the DOS days with early versions
    of Norton Utilities. This WinHex is quite a bit more sophisticated (and
    complicated) than the one I'm suggesting.

    Is there a reason why the simpler Zero Assumption Recovery (ZAR) program
    would not work in his particular case whereas WinHex would?

    ZAR is free; do you need to purchase a license for WinHex?

    TIA

    Renee
     
    Renee, May 13, 2005
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  6. Digital Images

    Backbone Guest

    "Renee" <> wrote in message
    news:aBUge.15897$...
    >
    > "Backbone" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > http://www.x-ways.com get winhex and you will be able to copy the entire
    > > disk
    > > to your hd then. you just name it "something.iso" and then create a iso
    > > type
    > > cdrom and viola all your files are now accessible!!
    > >
    > > --

    >
    > I recall using programs like this back in the DOS days with early versions
    > of Norton Utilities. This WinHex is quite a bit more sophisticated (and
    > complicated) than the one I'm suggesting.
    >
    > Is there a reason why the simpler Zero Assumption Recovery (ZAR) program
    > would not work in his particular case whereas WinHex would?
    >
    > ZAR is free; do you need to purchase a license for WinHex?


    I believe that you can use for free for a period of time. yes, you need a lic
    to use!

    I use the forensic version - I can access hidden, deleted, or corrupted data -
    Just recently was able to clone a 1980 corrupted hard drive that had been
    sitting here for some time now. I was able to extract most if not all the
    database info that I needed. Plus will permanently remove/wipe data from a hard
    drive
     
    Backbone, May 13, 2005
    #6
  7. Digital Images

    Martin Brown Guest

    Renee wrote:

    > "Digital Images" <> wrote in message
    > news:wUTge.7024$...
    >
    >
    >>Does anyone know how to:
    >>
    >>1. run the Norton unerase.exe program in Windows XP (I've tried in the DOS
    >>window)?
    >>
    >>2. use any other program to unerase files on a compact flash memory card?
    >>
    >>Thanks for your help.
    >>
    >>- James

    >
    >
    > Zero Assumption Recovery program undeleted files from a CF card using a card
    > reader. It's a free program. Worked great for me.
    >
    > http://www.z-a-recovery.com/digital_image_recovery.htm


    Using NU to recover JPEG images off CF media is fraught with difficulty.
    Their heuristics are inferior to most of the specialist image recovery
    programs and about half the time return garbage. If you *must* use
    Norton do it on a physical copy of the original media. That way the
    original damaged images will not be wrecked when NU fouls up.

    Regards,
    Martin Brown
     
    Martin Brown, May 13, 2005
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  8. It worked! Re: Norton system works to recover compact flash files?

    Thanks Renee, Martin and the rest of you. I downloaded ZAR Digital
    Image Recovery as suggested by Renee and it worked beautifully.

    I owe you. If you ever have a question regarding Photoshop or want info
    about our Nikon 990 and D70 camera's, give me a shout.

    - James

    Digital Images wrote:

    > Ok I probably should have thown away my 128 mb compact flash card the
    > first time I had a corruption problem. Reformating it in windows as
    > fat32 fixed it, but now I have a bunch of vacation photos that I don't
    > want to lose.
    >
    > Nikon View and Windows xp only sees the first photo (and now so does the
    > camera), but there are 80 other photos on the card. Norton Systemworks
    > diskdoctor sees that there are 81 files on the disk, BUT the lame 2005
    > version only will unerase NTFS files in Windows XP and will not give you
    > access to the DOS unerase.exe program, which is on the CD in unextracted
    > mode (and will apparently not unextract using Windows XP).
    >
    > Does anyone know how to:
    >
    > 1. run the Norton unerase.exe program in Windows XP (I've tried in the
    > DOS window)?
    >
    > 2. use any other program to unerase files on a compact flash memory card?
    >
    > Thanks for your help.
    >
    > - James
     
    Digital Images, May 13, 2005
    #8
  9. Digital Images

    Renee Guest

    Re: It worked! Re: Norton system works to recover compact flash files?

    Happy to hear. I'll keep that one on my recommended list.


    "Digital Images" <> wrote in message
    news:Re2he.46$...
    > Thanks Renee, Martin and the rest of you. I downloaded ZAR Digital Image
    > Recovery as suggested by Renee and it worked beautifully.
    >
    > I owe you. If you ever have a question regarding Photoshop or want info
    > about our Nikon 990 and D70 camera's, give me a shout.
    >
    > - James
    >
    > Digital Images wrote:
    >
    >> Ok I probably should have thown away my 128 mb compact flash card the
    >> first time I had a corruption problem. Reformating it in windows as
    >> fat32 fixed it, but now I have a bunch of vacation photos that I don't
    >> want to lose.
    >>
    >> Nikon View and Windows xp only sees the first photo (and now so does the
    >> camera), but there are 80 other photos on the card. Norton Systemworks
    >> diskdoctor sees that there are 81 files on the disk, BUT the lame 2005
    >> version only will unerase NTFS files in Windows XP and will not give you
    >> access to the DOS unerase.exe program, which is on the CD in unextracted
    >> mode (and will apparently not unextract using Windows XP).
    >>
    >> Does anyone know how to:
    >>
    >> 1. run the Norton unerase.exe program in Windows XP (I've tried in the
    >> DOS window)?
    >>
    >> 2. use any other program to unerase files on a compact flash memory card?
    >>
    >> Thanks for your help.
    >>
    >> - James
     
    Renee, May 14, 2005
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