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Windows Video/data recovery

Discussion in 'Software' started by DeanSUNIAIU, 1 Nov 2023.

  1. DeanSUNIAIU

    DeanSUNIAIU Modder

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    Other half accidently deleted a video mp4 file from SD card, looking for a free windows based solution to recover the data.

    It's a minefield of bloatware and paywalled garbage out there.

    Thank you
     
  2. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Photorec has done the job for me in the past. Despite the name, it picks up literally anything. Be mindful (unless it's changed) the filename and file extension may not be restored and it might look like a load of gibberish files, but as long as the sdcard hasn't been used since accidental deletion of the file, it should pick up the file in need, it'll just need renaming after. Oh, and it will take some time for it to run through, so I guess set it going after making sure the computer you're running it on won't go to sleep.
     
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  3. DeanSUNIAIU

    DeanSUNIAIU Modder

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    Will get it a go, thank you.
     
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    ModSquid Multimodder

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    Failing the above, Recuva from Piriform has been useful in the past (plus I had some others saved down somewhere as I had to do a bit of the same once, I'll see what names I can dig out once I have the machine reinstalled and running again).
     
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    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    +1 for Photorec. Never failed me. It might only have a basic DOS-style interface but it's pretty quick and it just works™
     
  6. DeanSUNIAIU

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    I did download that Recuva but wanted something like £80 for a years license.
     
  7. ModSquid

    ModSquid Multimodder

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    Really?! Blimey. Was free last time I used it.

    Apologies for landing you a red herring in that case.

    EDIT: No, there's definitely a free version. Even the Pro version is only £25, difference being it supports virtual drives or some bits. I'm on my phone at the moment and signal is poor for uploading screenshots, but I'll try and grab one later. I just searched for "piriform recuva" and went to the top link, which is now on the renamed ccleaner site. Had free version on first page.
     
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