Restore deleted video files form a Samsung HMX-F90 Handicam

August 8, 2017 at 00:04:47
Specs: Windows 7
I would like to recover some videos that were deleted unintentionally, any recommended free software that i could download that will be able to assist me in recovering these files?

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#1
August 8, 2017 at 11:28:50
That camera uses an SD card for storage. If your computer has a built-in SD card reader insert it into the slot. If your computer does not have a card reader, you can purchase one at just about any electronics or computer store. Then go to Piroform's website and download and install the Recuva program. It is a program for recovering deleted files. It's free, and doesn't contain any malware or spyware. As long as the files haven't been written over, you should be able to recover them.

http://www.piriform.com/recuva

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#2
August 9, 2017 at 12:44:09
If all else fails try this (it helped someone on here against all odds):
http://www.z-a-recovery.com/downloa...

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
August 10, 2017 at 00:54:30
Hi Thanks

Used Recuva managed to get quite a few files recovered, however amny of them cant be viewed, something about an incorrect codec. Exact message: Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file.

ZB


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#4
August 10, 2017 at 07:10:17
That error message just indicates that some files were still too corrupted for Windows to decode. It's always the way with error messages, they are important but sometimes "the nearest thing that Windows can come up with".

No harm saving the files that you have recovered somewhere and now using the link I gave in #2 to see if that manages to recover any more.

If that was an SD card, when you have finished it should be discarded because it could do the same again in future,

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#5
August 11, 2017 at 11:23:32
Have you ever been able to play the files or is this just happening on the ones you tried to recover?

Just for giggles, try installing VLC media player and see if it can play the files. VLC can play just about anything.

https://www.videolan.org/vlc/index....


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#6
August 14, 2017 at 03:34:11
The files did work previously, i have tried on VLC but similar message: VLC cannot read codec.
Will try and run z-a recovery and see if that helps, thanks.

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