Lost and gone, but now recovered…

I just got home from Ipoh 3 days ago.   Hubby had been away on business trip for about 5 days, so I took both my kids to my hometown, so they could spend some quality time with their grandparents, since it coincided with the school holidays.

5 days in Ipoh meant 5 days of photos of kids having fun, photos of food and some scenery.  But when I wanted to show them to my hubby from my camera, to my horror I discovered that almost ALL the photos had VANISHED from the memory card!  I do not know how it happened but I have a feeling I might have accidentally formatted the memory card!  I don’t think there was a warning message before I clicked on OK and somehow it happened….

A quick google search told me that all was not lost.  Apparently formatted SD cards still contain *memories* of what used to be in them, and the photos could most likely be recovered.

So yesterday I spent some time downloading software to recover my photos…finally I chose Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery which I felt produced the best overall results, and voila, aabout 98% of all my photos were recovered successfully! 🙂 


I’m definitely a happy camper!  The 2% unrecovered photos were not really unrecovered, it’s just that the high resolution ones of the 2% were irrecoverable, and I only got the smaller sized versions.  But it only affected like 2 or 3 shots, so basically I got almost all the shots (and my sanity) back.

See…this is what the software looks like…I get a preview of the photos which can be recovered, and I can select the ones which I want to recover.  Click on RECOVER and everything will be saved to a specified location.


Needless to say, I am really really happy with the results and I’m glad that now I don’t have to post a blog post with only words and no pictures… 🙂

…I’m off to edit photos now! 🙂

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3 Responses to Lost and gone, but now recovered…

  1. Allan says:

    Yay!! What a relief! 😀

  2. wen says:

    didnt we can recover our photos like that. now i know. will keep in in mind, thks for sharing!

  3. Adino says:

    That was a close call! Every photographer’s worse nightmare come true, but good to know that the data is recoverable.

    The Giddy Tigress says: Yep, very good software to have, that one.

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