Recovering pictures from compact flash
My routine with my digital camera:
# Take pictures on camera which get stored on a compact flash disk
# Put CF disk into external USB card reader
# mount and cp files over to ~/pix/kodak
# unmount and format the CF disk on camera
Unfortunately I was wrestling with Debian’s udev and never got the CF to bloody mount!
mount: special device /dev/sda1 does not exist
Then without thinking I replaced the CF and formatted the disk! F#^$!
After Googling around on my Windows work PC I found:
- Fat recovery which was useless because it didn’t see the USB external device
- Flash file recovery which worked, but required more than 60AUD to perform the actual recovery!
Doesn’t panterasoft realize how much lifelong kudos I would have given them, if it worked? I might have actually paid 60 AUD if I was happy with the end results and had some spare cash. Anyway in absolute desperation I tried (after searching for crack, warez):
frodo$ apt-cache search fat recovery mondo - powerful disaster recovery suite mondo-doc - manual for Mondo, a powerful disaster recovery suite testdisk - Partition scanner and disk recovery tool
And a later apt-cache show testdisk reveals PhotoRec. /me salivates.
OMG, thank god for Debian. Sadly I don’t have time to figure out how to make udev create the /dev/sda1 device for my compact flash card so I downloaded the windows version which works. Thank you Christophe Grenier.