how to decode ~cr TmpFiles to Jpeg ?

January 22, 2012 at 06:06:30
Specs: Windows 7

I was using the Card Recovery v5.30 build 1206 (evaluation version) to recover deleted pictures on a memory card!
something happened during the scan process, after step 2 and I had to close the programme.

Anyway I'm left now with a CardRecovery folder that has been created during the scan process. in the CardRecovery folder, there is a TmpFiles sub-folder with all the temroary pictures, which have the "~CR" extention and I can't open them!
eg. files look like this. Temporary_v5_File0001_JPG.~cr

Is there a tool that allows me to decode those files and be able to review them?
Where to get that tool ?
Warm regards,

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January 22, 2012 at 10:03:45
Just a try: manually rename e.g. Temporary_v5_File0001_JPG.~cr to Temporary_v5_File0001.JPG. If that works it is possible to automate the renaming process.

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January 22, 2012 at 10:16:32
Thanks for try , but it doesn't work. I changed file type from ~CR to JPG , but it still cannot be opened...

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January 22, 2012 at 10:47:39
Did you just delete the tilde + cr or add another jpg behind the other one? You can only have one file extension after the dot.

Try running the recovery program again.

Recuva is a good free program. Get it at the link below.

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January 22, 2012 at 11:39:48
Firstly i watched this video (it explains how to change file extension properly) and then I just replaced extension from ~CR to jpg .

Ok, thanks for the link. I'll try.

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January 22, 2012 at 11:46:21
You stated the files were labeled like this Temporary_v5_File0001_JPG.~cr
Try this instead. Temporary_v5_File0001.JPG
Or even this File0001.JPG

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January 22, 2012 at 12:59:19
I tried to rename to :
but it doesn't work either.
"Recuva" does not have a possibility to convert . doesn't it ? Because , what i understand about that programme, it can only scan and recover from hard drive, but it can't decode. am I right ?

In tmpfiles folder there is a text document called "AboutThisFolder.txt"
This is what is written : "About This TmpFiles Folder

This folder is used by CardRecovery to store temporary files
on scanning your memory card.
Files in this TMPFiles folder all have a ".~CR" extension name
which are encoded/compressed and cannot be used or open directly.
Once the whole recovery completes, the final recovered files
would be saved to the upper level folder instead of this folder.

You may remove the TMPFiles folder and ".~CR" files safely to release the space they take
in case you uninstall CardRecovery or do not need the temporary files.

CardRecovery performs read-only operation on your source memory card, so unless you have re-used
your memory card (took new pictures on the same memory card), or the memory card is in unstable state,
you may still use CardRecovery to recover the pictures from the memory card once again.

If you are a registered (purchased) user of CardRecovery, and want to
use the temporary files for some reasons,
you may contact CardRecovery support at for decode tool.

Generated at 2012-01-21 20:12:59 "

To sum up , i think that this problem is common . I need to get that or similar decode tool...

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January 22, 2012 at 15:19:00
recuva should be able to recoveer files from any source that is assigned a drive letter. See the link below.

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January 23, 2012 at 12:01:47
The problem is that I accidentally formated my cf card after i scanned it with "card recovery" . So now i have 14GB folder with my pictures files, which cannot be opened because they all have .CR~ extensions.

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January 23, 2012 at 13:25:20
Did you try recuva? Testdisk can repair partitions that have been formatted.

As long as the programs can see the partition then they can work with it. Try using testdisk to repair the partition.

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January 24, 2012 at 05:38:27
Cannot detect any files.

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January 24, 2012 at 06:28:02
I assume you mean recuva can't detect any files. Is the memory card visible with a drive letter in Disk Management?

Try running testdisk to repair the partition. You need to read the help files first though.

Have you tried to copy all the data on that card to another location?

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January 24, 2012 at 09:48:50
The memory card is not visible in Disk Management. When i plug in my memory card with a usb, suddenly appears a message : format a card. I tried test disk repair , but it cannot detect any files.
I think that my card is broken mechanically.

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January 24, 2012 at 10:04:11
Are you sure? Expand Disk Management to full screen. The card may be out of the viewable area.

If you are getting the message to format the card it should appear in Disk Management. Try hitting F6 to refresh to screen. Wait a bit too.

Testdisk doesn't necessarily look for your files. The purpose is to make the partition whole again.

In order to run testdisk it must first see the memory card. If that isn't happening then it can't repair the partition.

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January 29, 2012 at 13:50:09
I tried unsuccessfully . Yesterday i took my card to warranty. I am hoping they will give me new one. I still need to convert files with extensions Cr~ to jpg.
Thanks for help OtheHill anyway.

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May 7, 2012 at 17:44:46
I have the same exact problem that you have reported. Did you ever figure out a way to access the ~cr files?

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December 6, 2012 at 02:43:33
I also have this problem. Recovered the files, then for some unknown reason, my gf deleted the recovered files to make some space!!! Lucky she didn't know about the tmp directory or that would have gone too. The card has been used and re-formatted a few times since doing this so I need to get the cr files decoded. Anyone find a tool as Cardrecovery aren't answering my query!


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