Solved trying to recover deleted pictures from my kodak digital cam

February 14, 2014 at 10:24:43
Specs: Windows XP
can i recover deleted pictures from my kodak digital camera if the pictures were deleted years ago,i hooked a wire from camera to computer and transfered to the computer but a bunch of files with writing in them came up and i can't seem to figure out how to open them

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February 14, 2014 at 16:28:47
Recovery software run against a hard drive, usb stick, memory card will find and recover what it can…

However two years is a long time… But if the drive hasn't been defragged, and not "too much" written to it.. who knows what may be found…?

My limited experience with photos stored on an SD card is that when you download them they come down in the jpeg (or whatever format used for them in the camera). Then you need an appropriate viewer to "view" them…

A quick look on the web shows it uses JPEG ad EXIF formats.. so likely you are looking at the latter? But remember that the file suffix or properties ought to indicate the format?

Do you have the manual for your c530?

edited to correct a speling mystake...

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February 14, 2014 at 12:05:14
Presumably this Kodak has memory installed; either built-in or a plug-in (SD style) card?

And presumably you haven't really used the camera much ()if at al)) over the past year? If you have you may overwritten some of the files; but if not then there is chance you can recover some of them..

Typically one may use recovery software on some SD cards - so do you have an SD card in this KodaK? And what model is the camera?

This is one of many sites out there that discuss the whole problem and offer solutions…

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/p...


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#2
February 14, 2014 at 13:38:38
For the most part, if you've deleted files a long time ago, there isn't much you can do. You could try finding a recovery program, but if that doesn't work your only other option is to pay a professional to recover it for you (which can get very expensive).

Please give us the exact make/model of the camera?

Do you have all the software that might have come with the camera installed on your computer? If you've lost the disc, you should be able to get it from the manufacturers website.

What file format are the photos saved as? You might be able to find a program that can read that format, or at the very least a file converter.


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February 14, 2014 at 16:08:48
thanks for the reply, to answer your questions, the camera is a Kodak EasyShare model C530,yes it does contain a memory card, and yes i did take many pictures after deleting the ones i am trying to recover, if this helps, i had downloaded the pictures i'm trying to recover onto my lap top computer, however i also deleted them from the computer about two years ago, is it possible to recover the pictures deleted from the computer , one other thing, i tried to download what was on the memory card to the computer the other day and it downloaded many ffiles that are incriped or something and i can't figure out how to open them,any sugestions

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February 14, 2014 at 16:28:47
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Recovery software run against a hard drive, usb stick, memory card will find and recover what it can…

However two years is a long time… But if the drive hasn't been defragged, and not "too much" written to it.. who knows what may be found…?

My limited experience with photos stored on an SD card is that when you download them they come down in the jpeg (or whatever format used for them in the camera). Then you need an appropriate viewer to "view" them…

A quick look on the web shows it uses JPEG ad EXIF formats.. so likely you are looking at the latter? But remember that the file suffix or properties ought to indicate the format?

Do you have the manual for your c530?

edited to correct a speling mystake...

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February 14, 2014 at 20:55:35
everyone is being so helpful,i will try those web sites one of you suggested,someone suggested that i may recover the files from my recycle bin,ever heard of that? for now i'll keep trying and trying...

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#7
February 14, 2014 at 21:42:09
When you delete files they are moved to the recycle bin, although usually it gets cleared out over time, so after two years I doubt the pics are there.

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#8
February 14, 2014 at 22:00:11
A previous poster here with a similar problem used this:

http://www.z-a-recovery.com/downloa...

to successfully recover picture files.


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#9
February 15, 2014 at 16:18:02
Consider response #8. The poster persisted against all odds for ages and had tried about everything else. ZA Recovery eventually did the trick.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#10
February 15, 2014 at 17:07:37
These file recovery utilites do take a while to do what they can. So hopefully "our friend" will be patient and persevere...

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#11
February 15, 2014 at 17:18:53
"will be patient and persevere"

Yep, I used PhotoRec a couple of months ago on a friends HD, it tied up one of my spare comps for a long, long time.


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