I did the unthinkable

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.


5 Comments I did the unthinkable

  1. Veronica @ Mixed Gems September 4, 2011 at 11:36 PM

    Oh, my, if I ever lost my photos…….I shudder to think. From the one you shared, I can see why you really wanted them. It’s a really intriguing photo. Thanks for sharing about the software. I’ve bookmarked your post for future reference if I ever get into that situation, though I hope I don’t.

    1. Nicole Hastings September 5, 2011 at 10:37 AM

      I can’t believe I just didn’t even transfer them frOm the camera, just deleted without checking o_O

  2. jody September 5, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    oh no! Mr S did that to me last week. just deleted a whole heap of photos i had taken for my blog without even looking or checking. was not happy!

    1. Nicole Hastings September 5, 2011 at 10:54 PM

      They can be saved!!! They will still be on the card! Depends how important they are whether you want to retrieve them or not! Thanks for commenting.

  3. Courtney @ Nobashake September 5, 2011 at 8:22 PM

    I haven’t lost any photos yet but I know that it would be horrible if i did. I had never really thought about it and think I would have just cut my losses, so I’m very glad you wrote about available software to get them back. thanks Nic.


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