CardRescue
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Recovers deleted pictures from memory stick, etc.   Demo ($39.95)
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CardRescue is photo-recovery software. It recovers deleted pictures from memory sticks, SD cards, Compact-Flash cards, xD Picture cards, and various flash-memory cards used by digital cameras. It also recovers lost photos from reformatted or damaged memory cards.

Most digital cameras do not completely wipe digital pictures from the storage card when the user deletes images or uses the "Format" operation, so it is possible for CardRescue software to rescue the lost photos from the storage card. For corrupted memory cards or memory-card error, CardRescue will try to access
What's New
Version 5.31: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.5 or later



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peter register reviewed on 13 Oct 2011
I cannot rate an app that doesn't do what it is intended. Nor will I purchase an app without proving that it works as intended. So I ran cardrescue on a 16GB sd card. To be fair I only tried it twice on the same card. Both times the progress bar goes to 50% ca. and then it appears to stall. Waiting all day didn't give any results. So no go for me. It does say in the app description..."it will try to..." and that's not a promise of success. Cards vary and have all kinds of manufacturer quirks that can be extremely complicated for recovery. Memory card standards vary and use different hardware indexing then a hard drive which is more straight forward when it comes to recovery. I have read reports that it is impossible to completely destroy data on some cards. Even a "secure Delete" won't go through all the levels and indexing of the hardware to completely and securely delete. Just re-appropriate the space.
[Version 5.21]


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Tamara Dormier reviewed on 10 Jul 2010
I purchased CardRescue to recover photos I mistakenly reformatted from my Canon D60. I wasn't able to preview the photos as they were shot in Raw format and you can only preview JPG but the files were there so I bought it. The files cannot be opened in any application- IView, Preview, Photoshop CS2. Waste of money and time. Don't waste yours if you can't preview your photos first.
[Version 5.10]


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Jbigboot reviewed on 23 Sep 2009
This app saved my bacon. It found all of the "missing" files on my xD card and recovered them. It worked quickly and listed all the files it found. But it makes you purchase it before it will save the files to your hard drive.
[Version 5.10]

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Mmueck replied on 28 Dec 2009
I've tried Data Rescue and FileSalvage to try to recover two corrupted MP4 files from the SD card of my camcorder (the remaining mp4 files are fine). Both of these programs recovered all mp4 files on the card and in each case NOT ONE of the mp4 files would play in either quicktime or VLC. I'm only saying this because if a file rescue program says it has rescued a file that doesn't mean at all that the rescued file is any good - in fact both of these programs took good files on the card and recovered them as unplayable files.

So what about CardRescue - I waited forever while it compiled a list of mp4 movies it "rescued" from the 16GB SD card. The demo version is supposed to let you preview your recovered files but not save them - that requires a purchase. Fair enough. However, it only lets you preview JPEG files!! So I'm not paying a thing just because their demo version says it recovered something - I want to see honest proof first (in a preview).
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Brandonyap rated on 26 Dec 2011

[Version 5.22]



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JohnKHeath rated on 29 Oct 2011

[Version 5.22]


Downloads:6,789
Version Downloads:344
Type:Utilities : System
License:Demo
Date:19 Oct 2013
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $39.95
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CardRescue is photo-recovery software. It recovers deleted pictures from memory sticks, SD cards, Compact-Flash cards, xD Picture cards, and various flash-memory cards used by digital cameras. It also recovers lost photos from reformatted or damaged memory cards.

Most digital cameras do not completely wipe digital pictures from the storage card when the user deletes images or uses the "Format" operation, so it is possible for CardRescue software to rescue the lost photos from the storage card. For corrupted memory cards or memory-card error, CardRescue will try to access the memory card in low level (raw mode) and bypass the original file system, so in many cases, it is able to recover the lost photos.


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