|Does anyone know why its like this |
1. When you delete a file, the chance of its recovery is excellent.
2. When you delete a folder containing digital images, the chance of recovering these files are about as much of a chance of winning the lottery. The reason is that the directory entry contains the file name, and which points to the list of clusters on the disk, is simply gone.
3. When you merge partitions, the chances are nearly zero.
4. Digital images such as JPEG, TIF, RAW, MOV, AVI, and MPEG use header and feet information. The reason why you no longer "see" the photos is because the header and feet information is either corrupted or irreversibly lost.
Bear in mind that the above info is my own opinion based on my reading hundreds of similar threads across various forums. I should also mention FYI that there are many sites that purportedly claim they can recover it for you but do they? I haven't seen anyone who came back to tell us whether or not these software work.