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Pictures disappeared from camera?

I went on a trip two weeks ago and took many pictures which I saved on my memory card. I then went on another trip this past weekend and took more pictures on the same card. After the first trip I was able to playback the photos on my camera with no problem but today when I tried to upload them to the computer, only the pictures from the second trip showed up. I can't access the pictures from the first trip on my computer or on my camera. I have tried several free photo recovery softwares but none of them have recovered the pictures. Does anyone know what could have happened to them or how I can get them back?

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Anyone's guess here.

In reply to: Pictures disappeared from camera?

The lesson I learned just like you is to upload the pictures more often. In the camera all it takes is one glitch and they are gone.

Try one last thing. Unplug the card and try the camera without the card. Just in case your camera has onboard storage. (I didn't find a make and model of camera and cards in the post.)

Some Ebay memory cards are fakes and weird things like this happen.

Parting tip. Be sure to format your memory card IN THE CAMERA when you put in a new card and maybe once or twice a year to keep the file system clean and happy.

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Keep it clean

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First of all you have to format your memory card and keep it clean, If you use it too often then you should clean it properly once in every 3 months. And yes , one more thing is if possible then try the camera without card .

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You saved them somewhere?

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Are you sure you've not saved them anywhere? Because it's not possible for them to be replaced with the new data, which prevents it from being recovered.

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Just in case you are replying to me.

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I've become pretty seasoned about backing up often. I also carry a spare blank formatted in the camera card in case I didn't backup that day.

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Disappearing Pictores

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If you removed the card after the first session, and you put it in a different camera or other electronic device (including your computer) it is possible you accidently wrote a new File Information Block (FIB) on the card.

A free program like "Recuva" should be able to recover some of the older pictures.
In the future, always save a copy of the pictures you have taken, at the end of each day.

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