3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 12, 2015 10:28 AM by cydmood
joui Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

My daughter accidentally deleted some photos from her digital camera and I am hoping to be able to recover them for her. After searching online I have come across PhotoRec from cgsecurity but am hesitant to downoad software from the internet. It's free so is it too good to be true?

I appreciate any feedback on this topic! Thx.

  • Mrguidogenio Level 2 Level 2 (360 points)

    Mac doesn't get virus, so there is nothing wrong with downloading programs from the internet.

  • ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,315 points)

    joui wrote:

     

    My daughter accidentally deleted some photos from her digital camera and I am hoping to be able to recover them for her. After searching online I have come across PhotoRec from cgsecurity but am hesitant to downoad software from the internet. It's free so is it too good to be true?

    I appreciate any feedback on this topic! Thx.

     

    PhotoRec is extremely good and free, but it's not all that easy or friendly to use at all (someone should write a shell for it)

     

    If you do decide to use it, I can verify it's a very well regarded and widespread used open source program (so others see the code and know it's safe), Windows, Linux and Mac versions.

     

     

    If you want something that's much more Mac user friendly, can recover your files from a digital camera media card and willing to pay for the ease of use and a reliable, reputable company with phone in support, then DataRescue is your tool.

     

    http://www.prosofteng.com/products/data_rescue.php

     

     

    (no comp for product mentions)

  • cydmood Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    OMG I cannot actually believed this worked! http://www.cgsecurity.org/Download_and_donate.php/testdisk-7.0.mac_intel.tar.bz2

    I rely on my SD card for everything but somehow it backfired and reported my files as corrupt and deleted them, I downloaded this followed the relatively easy steps and it recovered all of the photo's I thought I lost and more!

    If I can promote this download anymore then let me know because it is an absolute must have if you rely on technology as much as I do.