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recovering files sd card to pc

by msturtlegirl / December 31, 2013 10:17 PM PST

I was cutting and pasting files from my sd card to my pc when i went in to check the files on my pc they were empty.
Is there any way to recover these files or am I s.o.l. ?

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Re: empty
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 1, 2014 5:00 AM PST

How do you mean "the files were empty"? Filled with all binary zero? Black image? Zero byte size? Deleted?

And just a tip. Do it this way:
1. Copy from sd card to pc.
2. Check they are OK.
3. Make your usual backup of these files (dropbox? external hard disk? picasa?)
4. Delete them from the sd card only if step 1, 2 and 3 are succesful.


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SD data xfr
by pgc3 / January 1, 2014 6:20 AM PST
In reply to: Re: empty

Right on Kees, the way to go!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

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by msturtlegirl / January 5, 2014 3:19 AM PST
In reply to: Re: empty

No when I open the file there I'd nothing in it as all blank. I can't find anything.

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2 things.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 5, 2014 3:36 AM PST
In reply to: problems

1. Stop cutting and pasting. COPY and paste until you are sure your files made it.

2. Go get RECUVA and try that.

As it's far too dangerous for average folk to find titles I'm making a new year pledge to supply links that are safe at the time of my post. After a time they may be dangerous but given the new BUNDLES some download sites are slapping users with, I had to change my position.


DO NOT WRITE TO THAT SD CARD until you have got what you can off it.

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Well said Bob!
by Dafydd Forum moderator / January 5, 2014 3:45 AM PST
In reply to: 2 things.

About the bundled software that comes with certain downloads. We should all take a stand here.


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by msturtlegirl / January 5, 2014 6:47 AM PST
In reply to: 2 things.

I haven done anymore cutting and pasting sense this happened. I will I try it was all my music and pictures from my phone. I had someone helping me I hope they have done anything with the sd card they said they knew what they were going lol

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Then at least it's not what you can't lose.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 5, 2014 7:30 AM PST
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At least it sounds as if it's just what was new on the phone. I thought this was something worse.

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They're probably somewhere on your C: drive
by wpgwpg / December 31, 2013 10:50 PM PST

I've never seen cut & paste delete from the source until after files have been pasted to the destination, so I bet those files are somewhere on your C: drive. Start Windows Explorer, and do a search for the whole C: drive for one of those files, and see if you didn't just paste them somewhere other than where you meant to. If not there are UNDELETE programs you could try to use on that SD card.
Good luck.

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SD card
by pgc3 / January 1, 2014 4:44 AM PST

If the files are still on the SD card, you could just send them to file, Documents, Pictures...and do from there. As wpgwpg said, they are likely somewhere in the system, you probably just have to find the location. IMOP the easiest way is to first send(save) to file, then manipulate.

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Try Undelete Plus
by vempatisripada / January 6, 2014 6:27 PM PST

I used Undelete Plus when i faced this kind of problem and it really worked for me. give it a try

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