Picture recovery from corrupted SD card
I was wondering if anyone knew of someone (person or store) in Bangkok who could help me recover more than a thousand pictures that I had stored in my 2 GB digital camera SD card (Kingston) and that for whatever reason has been corrupted while attempting to read them with Windows Explorer.
I am afraid of handing my camera card to any internet cafe manager and then have the pix definitely lost forever. That is why I was wondering if anyone has suffered a similar problem here in Thailand and has successfully recovered them. Any suggestion on how to do it or, much better, referral to a pro in BKK would be much appreciated, as this incident may ruin my trip.
Many thank for your advice,
#1 omarbcn has been a member since 23/3/2007. Posts: 1
We're in the process of paying S$2,000 to have around 10,000 images retrieved from a hard drive that died -- believe me I feel your pain!
I'm not sure if the people we dealt with work on flash cards, but it couldn't hurt to drop them a line and see. They're based in Singapore and their website is: http://www.greenergy.com.sg
#2 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 7,738
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Please stop using that card: do not reformat, EVER.
Just buy a new SD card. When you're back home, or somewhere with reasonable amounts of time to spend on a computer, get card reader, load it with that SD card -- and there are free utilities for Windows (and Mac) that will help you recover the contents of that card. the most important thing is that you don't reformat it.
I was in Rajasthan when my 8GB card went corrupt. We spent 12 hours on a dirt slow computer and terrible connection... retrieving the data ourselves.
Are you carrying a Laptop with you?
I use Recover my files, Thankfully I've only had to use it once on a card that decided to die halfway through a trip.
When we have our Laptop with us as I import every night into Lightroom and have Lightroom backup the import to a USB Hard Drive at the same time.