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Registered: ‎05-20-2019

photos not on CF card

I took over 500 photos.  They were on the card as I was scrolling through them throughtout the night.  I came home removed the card from the camera and plug it into the card reader.  No photos showed up.  I put it back in the camera and the photos were not viewable.  I then took one photo and then plugged it back into card reader and that one photo showed up,  I'm freaking out.  I tried a recovery program I bought.  Only a few photos showed up and it looks like ones that I had deleted in camera.  There were a few more that came up and they had a name of xmg file and were not good.  They opened up but very little and blurry.

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Registered: ‎02-17-2016

Re: photos not on CF card

Sorry, sounds like you have done everything you can.

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Registered: ‎12-24-2013

Re: photos not on CF card

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That happened once to me with a Lexar CF card. I sent the card back to Lexar and they were able to recover the photos for me. They sent me back a CD with the photos at no cost.


Since then I only use Sandisk cards and have never had another problem.

Mike Sowsun
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