This is not the first time something like this happened. Several years ago, I was in Florida and had an issue with a memory card that I used when seeing the Mets practice in Port Ste Lucie. In the end, I got those pictures. I also was able to recover over 1,000 pictures for a client taken during their vacation out west. But nothing is ever guaranteed.
When I got back home, one of the first things I did was to attempt to recover pictures from the unreadable SD card. A few years back when purchasing a memory card, I got a file recovery program called Rescue Pro with my purchase memory card purchase at no additional charge. When I inserted the SD card in my card reader, I got a message that it was not readable and to format it. Not good news. I know that formatting the SD card could mean that the lost pictures were permanently gone no ifs, ands or buts. Dammed if I do and dammed if I don’t. Given my options, I formatted the SD card in the camera. I then put it back in the card reader, started Rescue Pro, selected that I wanted to recover all files, and held my breath as it ran. It scanned my SD card for what seemed hours but in reality was about 30 minutes. As it did, I noticed different file names than what would normally be. I was cautiously optimistic that my pictures would be recovered. After it completed, there was a list of files to select. I selected all files (I wanted to make sure I would get everything) and created a new folder to put the recovered files in. A few minutes later I had gotten my lost pictures back. The file name was not the same as they were named in my camera but really who cares? I got back my pictures.
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