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How can I find "hidden" files on an SD card

by cinne21 / June 17, 2013 2:44 PM PDT

The other day I took several pictures with a camera that I have had for a few months. When I was looking through the images, I noticed that every so often a few images were missing. I know that the images were taken, because I did not move on until I saw the image shown on the digital screen. Is there any way to check for "hidden" files on my SD card without having to purchase a program? Any help is appriciated.

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Clarification Request
how to recover hidden video files from sd card
by chinnidigitals / October 10, 2013 11:05 PM PDT

data in the memory card is hidden
memory card is showing files
but hidden mode
please send an idea to recover the video files

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Video Files
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / October 11, 2013 12:05 AM PDT

Most likely the software you are using to look at the card does not recognize video files.

You need to purchase a SD card reader.
(available at any store that sells digital cameras)
Install the card reader on your computer
Insert the SD card in the reader and you can use Windows to look at the card.
You will find the video files in one of the folders on the card..

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RECUVA
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / June 18, 2013 12:05 AM PDT

One free program is RECUVA

There a hundreds of similar programs that cost you.

But you must stop using that card immediately, otherwise you might write over any hidden images on that card.
Use RECUVA to recover any images that you can.
After you do, before you use that card again, you must format the card with the camera.
That will (in effect) delete everything on the card.

Things to think about:
When installing a new memory card, Always format the card with the camera.
Some cameras have internal memory in addition to the memory card.
If you have no card in the camera, the pictures you take will go to internal memory.
To read internal memory, remove the memory card.
Do not put someone else's memory card in your camera.
Do not put your memory card in someone else's camera.

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