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Photo (mostly JPEG/JPG) Recovery Software

by Tyger74 / October 16, 2017 7:31 AM PDT


I am looking for a good recovery software for a folder of photos I deleted. They were not corrupted, and there has been no damage that I am aware of either to them or the hard drive they were originally housed within.

I have tried to use Remo Recovery, but the files were recovered as "corrupted" and I am unable to open them.

Does anybody have a good recommendation for a solid photo recovery tool? Or one that will now "un-corrupt"/recover/repair the photos from my Remo Recovery session.

Thank you.

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Re: recovery
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 16, 2017 7:46 AM PDT

In case of data recovery it's best to work on a clone of the hard disk, so that everything a program does damaging the data even more is undone by cloning again. Did you work on the original? Not a very good idea.

That being said, try Recuva from Piriform. It's free. If that doesn't work either, keep searching for other programs, but only pay if their trial function shows they actually work.

And that being said, the next thing to say is that recovery never is a sure thing. So a tip for the future: backup is much better.

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Recovered with 0 corruption, but still can't view files.
by Tyger74 / October 26, 2017 7:25 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: recovery

OK, I went with Piriform, as I have already downloaded and used Speccy, and am familiar with the company. I was pleased to find that my photo files were recovered with 0 listed corruption or damages. Nothing overwritten. Everything looks good...until...I can't open them. I simply get a black screen with the generic .jpeg icon and the message, "We can't open this file."

So, two questions:

1) Is there a special program used for viewing recovered files?

2) I downloaded and used the FREE version of Recuva. Would the $19.95 paid version make the photos view-able? I hate to spend the money to get the same results.

As always, any help is greatly appreciated.

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Alas, no and no.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 26, 2017 7:31 AM PDT

Trying other programs is all you can do.

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RePicvid Free Photo Recovery
by AmyCopper / October 17, 2017 12:19 AM PDT

RePicvid scans the hard drive via read-only and doesn't cause any harm to the data. And you can preview the photos to check whether they are recoverable.

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Lazesoft Data Recovery
by Abhay_06 / October 23, 2017 2:16 AM PDT

you can use Lazesoft Data Recovery. this software is free and works very well

Link removed by moderator. Program is easy to find with google.

Post was last edited on October 24, 2017 2:33 AM PDT

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by AndreaMathew / October 23, 2017 2:22 AM PDT

Since you have already downloaded a software, I wont suggest to download another software to repair the recovered photos.
These data recovery tools tend to recover in 2 distinct ways, first one being quick, its not a detailed scan and the other one works on signatures and file structures so the traversing of the software through the lost data could be time consuming. After using a good tool, in case your files are corrupted after recovery could basically mean that you had some permanent data loss or the recovery tool did a fast scan which is not a very detailed one. I've used Remo earlier, good as a few others, since you already used it, try and do a raw search on that, I think its called signature scanning, which may help you. If that doesn't help try and use File Scavenger.
Hope this would help.

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Are the photos overwritten?
by Kevin_Wood / October 24, 2017 2:16 AM PDT

If the photos are overwritten, as far as I know, most tools can hardly do that. I never used Remo, so I don't know whether how it performs. I use apowerrecover and it helps me get back my data.
You can download it and scan first, if it can find your photos, you can buy it. (In my memory, if you can preview the images, they can be retrieved)

Link removed by moderator. Program is easy to find with google.

Post was last edited on October 24, 2017 2:31 AM PDT

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by johnperkins899 / October 26, 2017 7:45 AM PDT
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