I lost some photos.
Yes you heard me, after my big blog post on backing up photos, I accidentally deleted some. I don’t know how exactly I forgot that I had taken them just that morning (I blame it on baby brain, how long can I use that one for?)
I hate to loose any images but especially ones of my children, ones I had taken when we were eating some pink cupcakes and talking about Ava.
So I googled, and I downloaded trials and free CF card recovery software, I also had a rescue pro disc that came with one of my CF cards, but it was bringing up NOTHING. I don’t know if it is because I just bought an el cheapo card reader off ebay for $5 or what.
Finally, one of the programs I downloaded brought up some images but would not save them. I was about to give up as I thought I would try one more.
Handy Recovery 5.0 last chance effort. It scanned quickly, compared to the others that didn’t seem like anything was happening, I was skeptical, It found images, I was hopeful, I clicked recover and it saved an image!!!!!!
As it is a trial version it only allows you to save one image per day, so I tried again the next day and it still worked! Success, I thought I had lost them forever! I am so so grateful that I was able to recover the images.
You can license Handy Recovery for $49 US, so you can restore as many photos as you like, as often as you like. I just couldn’t give up on them, so thank you Handy Recovery I will be recommending this program to anyone that needs it.
Disclaimer. The people at Handy Recovery were kind enough to license my copy in return for this review.
Here is one of the photos that almost didn’t recover.