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I turned on my usb connected Sony Cyber-shot camera, then opened the drive letter for it in My Computer, Highlighted the pics I wanted, left clicked "cut", closed the camera window (instead of minimizing)(while talking on the phone) Right clicked in a folder and there was no "Paste".... OH bleep!... I reopened the camera drive letter again from My Computer, But the pics I had cut are gone.. I opened clipboard viewer.. Nada... OH bleep!
I know I shouldn't have closed the camera window B4 pasting, but is there something I can do to get the pictures back?? I shut the camera off and checked the card in a card reader but they are not there. I have not taken any other photos or put anything new on the card.
Do I have any options??? Thank you in advance for any ones time and knowledge.. John

John, you could download Recuva (http://www.piriform.com/recuva) and give it a shot. It's a highly recommended recovery program and it's free. I'm surprised you used the Cut option rather than Copy when attempting to transfer images. Sure hope you are able to recover your files.


Rosie, thank you for your reply. I'm surprised I used cut also. I was talking on the phone while transferring images and screwed up.. My multi-tasking days are slipping... I will try Recuva.
Thank you for your precious time, ~John~

John, another thing you might try is a Search of your hard drive for image files modified by a particular date. That has saved my bacon on a number of occasions.


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Thanks Rosie.... Search didn't help, but Recuva did...mostly, 7 out of 10. 3 were corrupted. Funny thing is that the small icons are complete within a folder, but when I open 3 of them, they are just partial... oh well, not a big deal, I'm just glad I could get most of them... Thanks SO much.. ~John~ and thanks to Bleeping, that's twice this site has helped me.. I Pay it forward in other ways.. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif

You could also try another recovery program...sometimes what one picks up, others will miss, while what one will miss, others will pick up. I've used multiple programs to recover lost photos with mixed success. If it's important photos, it might be worth a shot. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/thumbup2.gif

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Glad you were able to capture most of your pix, John. I can't help but wonder what corrupted the three files? Maybe next time you would have more success using the camera's software for transfers to your computer.

CNN has an article today about multitasking as you age. I had to read it in case there were tips I could use. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif

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Edited by TulsaRose, 12 April 2011 - 05:39 AM.