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Is it possible to recover files from formated P2 cards?

by YoDesj / November 2, 2014 9:46 PM PST

I bought the Panasonic HPX250 camcorder this spring. A P2 card was formated recently by mistake and we lost all the files on it. I downloaded a software that promises to recover the lost files ( - P2 card data recovry). I managed to get some files from the formated P2 card but the file structure is completely gone and I could not get the .txt file that is necessary with the file structure. I manage to get some .xml files, .mxf files and some .bmp files. I tried reading the files in Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe encoder. Nothing seems to work.

Did anybody manage to get files back from a formated P2 card?

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Re: formatted card
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 2, 2014 9:50 PM PST

Just a warning: don't pay for any program that is advertised here unless you know from its trial mode that it works.

Do I understand correctly that you had this card for 6 months already, and never made a backup? Then we repeat the old maxim: "You only lose what you don't backup."


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Try RECUVA next.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 2, 2014 11:45 PM PST

The .xml file is well, XML so you can open that with any text editor to see what's inside. (May take folk new to XML a short read in the web?) noted that years ago VLC played MXF files but not all of them. Try VLC next.

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