Home » general

I lost most of my Chicago photos :(

Written By: Gary on August 10, 2008 4 Comments

I’ve got a very strict process I follow when copying photos from a camera:

  • Lock the memory chip (which I always forget to do).
  • Copy the photos to a computer.
  • If I copy the photos to another device (CD, DVD, FTP, external hard driver) then I delete the files from the memory chip.
  • If I can’t copy them, I move them to a folder on the chip “to delete” so that I know there is a copy somewhere but not a great copy yet (and then I don’t confuse old pictures with new).

    I was in a hurry I wanted to get that stuff done before the train took off, I figured someone would sit next to me since the train is sold out and I wanted to get all the USB SD adaptor and cameras put away.

    The first thing I did was that I moved them to a new folder and then something bad happened. I’m not sure if I tried to drag the new folder to my computer too soon or what but I had to force a reboot and they chip is now goofed. I will be using some recovery software on this. I had just quick reformatted the chip so all the files should be sequential so I’m hopeful.

    I took lots of photos and video while testing this new camera out with the bloggers and while running around Chicago. I’m so bummed. I guess I’ve got 5 hours on the train to see if I can find some software to download to fix it. I do have a few photos I took on my other camera, but none of the DaveCago people are on it and neither are any of the night shots I was taking (after a second look, other than out my hotel room window, I really didn’t take any with the other camera).

    Any Macintosh software suggestions? I have a Windows machine if you have a Windows only suggestion.

    Tags: , , , , ,

  • Digg this!Add to del.icio.us!Stumble this!Add to Techorati!Share on Facebook!Seed Newsvine!Reddit!

    4 Responses to “I lost most of my Chicago photos :(”

    1. Dave2 says on: 10 August 2008 at 7:55 pm

      I’ve used an assortment of freeware/shareware apps, and they all work pretty much the same. The last one I used is “Card Raider 2” – $20 shareware – and it worked like a champ.

    2. Robin says on: 10 August 2008 at 10:25 pm

      Hope you can recover the photos.

      It was great to see you again. Thanks for the tips on Costa Rica!

    3. kapgar says on: 12 August 2008 at 7:12 am

      I have no idea how to help you recover. Sorry about that. I do feel bad and you can feel free to steal copies of my photos! Not that this helps, but it’s something.

    4. Gary Said... says on: 13 August 2008 at 1:09 pm

      I recovered my photos !!!

      I thought I lost my photos from Chicago the other day but I purchased the $20 software CardRaider from ecamm and now it’s all better. I download the program, it scanned my files and I think it recovered them all (movies and photos). I’ll try and post s…

    Leave a Reply:

    XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

    *

      Copyright ©2003-2013 Gary Said…, All rights reserved.| Powered by WordPress| Simple Indy theme by India Fascinates

    http://GarySaid.com/i-lost-most-of-my-chicago-photos/ generated Thursday, November 23rd 2017 at 8:57:00 pm EST (in 104 queries in 0.643 seconds).