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Anonymous
May 13, 2005 6:02:04 AM

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Ok I probably should have thown away my 128 mb compact flash card the
first time I had a corruption problem. Reformating it in windows as
fat32 fixed it, but now I have a bunch of vacation photos that I don't
want to lose.

Nikon View and Windows xp only sees the first photo (and now so does the
camera), but there are 80 other photos on the card. Norton Systemworks
diskdoctor sees that there are 81 files on the disk, BUT the lame 2005
version only will unerase NTFS files in Windows XP and will not give you
access to the DOS unerase.exe program, which is on the CD in unextracted
mode (and will apparently not unextract using Windows XP).

Does anyone know how to:

1. run the Norton unerase.exe program in Windows XP (I've tried in the
DOS window)?

2. use any other program to unerase files on a compact flash memory card?

Thanks for your help.

- James
Anonymous
May 13, 2005 6:02:05 AM

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Digital Images wrote:

> Ok I probably should have thown away my 128 mb compact flash card the
> first time I had a corruption problem. Reformating it in windows as
> fat32 fixed it, but now I have a bunch of vacation photos that I don't
> want to lose.
>
> Nikon View and Windows xp only sees the first photo (and now so does the
> camera), but there are 80 other photos on the card. Norton Systemworks
> diskdoctor sees that there are 81 files on the disk, BUT the lame 2005
> version only will unerase NTFS files in Windows XP and will not give you
> access to the DOS unerase.exe program, which is on the CD in unextracted
> mode (and will apparently not unextract using Windows XP).
>
> Does anyone know how to:
>
> 1. run the Norton unerase.exe program in Windows XP (I've tried in the
> DOS window)?
>
> 2. use any other program to unerase files on a compact flash memory card?
>
> Thanks for your help.
>
> - James


If you right-click the exe, there is a compatibility mode for win 98 etc
that could concievably help. Maybe some way to launch a DOS window in
those modes.


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Anonymous
May 13, 2005 6:02:05 AM

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http://www.x-ways.com get winhex and you will be able to copy the entire disk
to your hd then. you just name it "something.iso" and then create a iso type
cdrom and viola all your files are now accessible!!

--
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"Digital Images" <James@d-images.com> wrote in message
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> Ok I probably should have thown away my 128 mb compact flash card the
> first time I had a corruption problem. Reformating it in windows as
> fat32 fixed it, but now I have a bunch of vacation photos that I don't
> want to lose.
>
> Nikon View and Windows xp only sees the first photo (and now so does the
> camera), but there are 80 other photos on the card. Norton Systemworks
> diskdoctor sees that there are 81 files on the disk, BUT the lame 2005
> version only will unerase NTFS files in Windows XP and will not give you
> access to the DOS unerase.exe program, which is on the CD in unextracted
> mode (and will apparently not unextract using Windows XP).
>
> Does anyone know how to:
>
> 1. run the Norton unerase.exe program in Windows XP (I've tried in the
> DOS window)?
>
> 2. use any other program to unerase files on a compact flash memory card?
>
> Thanks for your help.
>
> - James
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May 13, 2005 6:16:41 AM

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"Digital Images" <James@d-images.com> wrote in message
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> Does anyone know how to:
>
> 1. run the Norton unerase.exe program in Windows XP (I've tried in the DOS
> window)?
>
> 2. use any other program to unerase files on a compact flash memory card?
>
> Thanks for your help.
>
> - James

Zero Assumption Recovery program undeleted files from a CF card using a card
reader. It's a free program. Worked great for me.

http://www.z-a-recovery.com/digital_image_recovery.htm

HTH

Renee
May 13, 2005 6:49:42 AM

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"Backbone" <backboneaccessflaps@flapscomcast.net> wrote in message
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> http://www.x-ways.com get winhex and you will be able to copy the entire
> disk
> to your hd then. you just name it "something.iso" and then create a iso
> type
> cdrom and viola all your files are now accessible!!
>
> --

I recall using programs like this back in the DOS days with early versions
of Norton Utilities. This WinHex is quite a bit more sophisticated (and
complicated) than the one I'm suggesting.

Is there a reason why the simpler Zero Assumption Recovery (ZAR) program
would not work in his particular case whereas WinHex would?

ZAR is free; do you need to purchase a license for WinHex?

TIA

Renee
Anonymous
May 13, 2005 6:49:43 AM

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"Renee" <rr@invalid.org> wrote in message
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>
> "Backbone" <backboneaccessflaps@flapscomcast.net> wrote in message
> news:MoydncxZwbeAjRnfRVn-tg@giganews.com...
> > http://www.x-ways.com get winhex and you will be able to copy the entire
> > disk
> > to your hd then. you just name it "something.iso" and then create a iso
> > type
> > cdrom and viola all your files are now accessible!!
> >
> > --
>
> I recall using programs like this back in the DOS days with early versions
> of Norton Utilities. This WinHex is quite a bit more sophisticated (and
> complicated) than the one I'm suggesting.
>
> Is there a reason why the simpler Zero Assumption Recovery (ZAR) program
> would not work in his particular case whereas WinHex would?
>
> ZAR is free; do you need to purchase a license for WinHex?

I believe that you can use for free for a period of time. yes, you need a lic
to use!

I use the forensic version - I can access hidden, deleted, or corrupted data -
Just recently was able to clone a 1980 corrupted hard drive that had been
sitting here for some time now. I was able to extract most if not all the
database info that I needed. Plus will permanently remove/wipe data from a hard
drive
Anonymous
May 13, 2005 12:37:17 PM

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Renee wrote:

> "Digital Images" <James@d-images.com> wrote in message
> news:wUTge.7024$Dh.5132@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net...
>
>
>>Does anyone know how to:
>>
>>1. run the Norton unerase.exe program in Windows XP (I've tried in the DOS
>>window)?
>>
>>2. use any other program to unerase files on a compact flash memory card?
>>
>>Thanks for your help.
>>
>>- James
>
>
> Zero Assumption Recovery program undeleted files from a CF card using a card
> reader. It's a free program. Worked great for me.
>
> http://www.z-a-recovery.com/digital_image_recovery.htm

Using NU to recover JPEG images off CF media is fraught with difficulty.
Their heuristics are inferior to most of the specialist image recovery
programs and about half the time return garbage. If you *must* use
Norton do it on a physical copy of the original media. That way the
original damaged images will not be wrecked when NU fouls up.

Regards,
Martin Brown
Anonymous
May 13, 2005 5:48:33 PM

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Thanks Renee, Martin and the rest of you. I downloaded ZAR Digital
Image Recovery as suggested by Renee and it worked beautifully.

I owe you. If you ever have a question regarding Photoshop or want info
about our Nikon 990 and D70 camera's, give me a shout.

- James

Digital Images wrote:

> Ok I probably should have thown away my 128 mb compact flash card the
> first time I had a corruption problem. Reformating it in windows as
> fat32 fixed it, but now I have a bunch of vacation photos that I don't
> want to lose.
>
> Nikon View and Windows xp only sees the first photo (and now so does the
> camera), but there are 80 other photos on the card. Norton Systemworks
> diskdoctor sees that there are 81 files on the disk, BUT the lame 2005
> version only will unerase NTFS files in Windows XP and will not give you
> access to the DOS unerase.exe program, which is on the CD in unextracted
> mode (and will apparently not unextract using Windows XP).
>
> Does anyone know how to:
>
> 1. run the Norton unerase.exe program in Windows XP (I've tried in the
> DOS window)?
>
> 2. use any other program to unerase files on a compact flash memory card?
>
> Thanks for your help.
>
> - James
May 14, 2005 4:08:36 PM

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Happy to hear. I'll keep that one on my recommended list.


"Digital Images" <James@d-images.com> wrote in message
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> Thanks Renee, Martin and the rest of you. I downloaded ZAR Digital Image
> Recovery as suggested by Renee and it worked beautifully.
>
> I owe you. If you ever have a question regarding Photoshop or want info
> about our Nikon 990 and D70 camera's, give me a shout.
>
> - James
>
> Digital Images wrote:
>
>> Ok I probably should have thown away my 128 mb compact flash card the
>> first time I had a corruption problem. Reformating it in windows as
>> fat32 fixed it, but now I have a bunch of vacation photos that I don't
>> want to lose.
>>
>> Nikon View and Windows xp only sees the first photo (and now so does the
>> camera), but there are 80 other photos on the card. Norton Systemworks
>> diskdoctor sees that there are 81 files on the disk, BUT the lame 2005
>> version only will unerase NTFS files in Windows XP and will not give you
>> access to the DOS unerase.exe program, which is on the CD in unextracted
>> mode (and will apparently not unextract using Windows XP).
>>
>> Does anyone know how to:
>>
>> 1. run the Norton unerase.exe program in Windows XP (I've tried in the
>> DOS window)?
>>
>> 2. use any other program to unerase files on a compact flash memory card?
>>
>> Thanks for your help.
>>
>> - James
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