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How To Find Photos On DVD+RW That Were Erased

by janenolan / May 7, 2010 8:08 AM PDT

I accidentally erased a DVD+RW that had some photos that I would like to save. Is there anyway to retrieve them? Maybe a specific program that will do the trick. Thank you.

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Did you not read this?
by Coryphaeus / May 8, 2010 12:33 AM PDT

Please note that this isn't a forum for general tech support issues. We have a General Help forums for that. But if you feel you've been wronged by a vendor's policy, and getting your issue resolved would also help other people, let's get into it here.

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To your question . . .
by Coryphaeus / May 8, 2010 12:34 AM PDT

Erased data on optical media is not like a hard drive. Once the disk/data is erased, it's gone.

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Not neccessarily
by ramusson / May 22, 2010 5:07 PM PDT
In reply to: To your question . . .

If the RW disk has been "Quick Erased", there is still a chance to recover the data.

But if you have done a "Full Erase", well then it's, Sorry, Goodbye.


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You may be able to recover them
by Porch-a-Geese / June 1, 2010 11:08 AM PDT

There is a tool on Linux live CDs called testdisk. There is a possibility of recovering lost information. It works with hard drives.
Unless using a good wiping program and multiple times, data is usually not erased.

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