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danfifepsu31

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whats the chances my pics are retrievalble.
 

hang-the-9

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Since we don't know if the issue is with the camera or with the card, no way to figure things out.
It's like asking what are the chances your car is simply out of gas or is broken without checking to see if it has gas first.
 

danfifepsu31

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since the pictures show ont he card in the camera, what sthe chances they are retreiveable

ITS best buy's fault with this saying thinks like the data is gone or when my camera lens jammed I will have to buy a new camera etc.
 

USAFRet

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If you don't try any of the mentioned solutions - 0%
If you try something - somewhere between 0.1% and 100%
 

danfifepsu31

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I Want my pics back but then the only way I will prob loose them is if the memroy card is dropped in water or in a fire.
 

danfifepsu31

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whats the chances of recovery? also there is another memory card I havent gotten the data off of that I got 2 years ago and last used the card Summer of 2012. What will happen with that data too? ITs a 4GB kodiak card.


Ok when the card deterioriates what will the pictures look like when I upload them?
 

USAFRet

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The probability of retrieving your files is currently at zero, because you've not actually tried anything.
Once you try something, that rises to a potential 100%.

Either it works, or it doesn't. Or some of them are corrupted. There is no way to predict.
But until you try, it will remain at 0.
 

danfifepsu31

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no but if my pictures are corrupted how do I Get them back??? And I have valabule pictures on there. whats the chances if I Try something I can recover my pictures again. the memory card started use 1.5 years ago and was filled 9 months ago and can be seen in the camera but when I went to plug it into the computer it showed NOTHING.
 

danfifepsu31

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what are you saying and do I have to send it to a card recovery place


whats the chances one can recover data if the card is physically adamaged (thats never happened to me)
 
Very very little. If the card gets broken, it is broken, and there's nothing you can do.

Get the files off the card, even if you can't read them. Plug the card into the computer, and copy all the files on the card (even if you can't open those files) to your hard drive.

Please do not post again until you have downloaded, run, and tried to use this software.
 

danfifepsu31

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what if that doesnt work??? then how else do I get my pics off. they should be fine as I can see the pics in the camera.

but if a memory card is damaged what about taking it to a data recovery specialist company that Best buy will ship it to?
 
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