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Lesson of the day

When taking digital pictures of objects of sentimental value before discarding them, make sure that you do not in fact do all of the following:

(1) Discard the objects immediately after taking pictures.
(2) Transfer the digital pictures into iPhoto, via the nice USB connection that came with your digital camera.
(3) Stop the transfer manually because iPhoto is dying a horrible death, but observe that all the pictures appear to have transferred to the appropriate folder on the hard drive.
(4) Subsequently delete all the pictures off the camera.
(5) Discover that iPhoto, while dying a horrible death, has taken your whole OS with it.
(6) Restart the computer and notice that iPhoto, in its previous death throes, has taken all the new pictures with it. The beeyatch.

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stillvisions
Jun. 1st, 2007 05:01 pm (UTC)
All is not lost yet - some cards have undelete utilities, provided you haven't taken pics over top of the last on. My CF cards come with a disk for it, but your card type may vary. Something to look for, though you may need a dedicated card drive for it to work.
jalenstrix
Jun. 1st, 2007 05:40 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I looked for an undelete utility, but didn't see anything, unfortunately. But thanks for the recommendation, nonetheless!
stillvisions
Jun. 1st, 2007 07:31 pm (UTC)
Ah well, worth a shot. CF cards (or at least the newer Sandisk ones) package it in, which is kinda nice, though I've never had to use it yet. They call it the "oops" disk...

Best of luck with the more traditional recovery method...
swiftfoxe
Jun. 1st, 2007 05:03 pm (UTC)
If you want to take the trouble you can use my file recovery software. If the pictures were ever written to the disk and haven't been overwritten yet, it will find them!
jalenstrix
Jun. 1st, 2007 05:41 pm (UTC)
Wow, that would be great actually. What's the name of the file recovery software?
strix_kojak
Jun. 1st, 2007 07:44 pm (UTC)
Oh shit! I laughed, I'm sorry. I've done something similar before. I hope all is not lost, and you manage to find a way to recover the pix. I wish you best of luckness!!
halophoenix
Jun. 1st, 2007 08:17 pm (UTC)
Ack! ><

I noticed it's been offered already, but if you need an undelete utility for your machine or anything like that, I might be able to help...
(Anonymous)
Jun. 2nd, 2007 12:44 am (UTC)
I've heard good things about http://www.datarescue.com/photorescue/
culfinriel
Jun. 1st, 2007 09:56 pm (UTC)
Eek!
cityofspheres
Jun. 25th, 2007 11:19 am (UTC)
Doh.
And I am just thinking of doing something similar with somewhat sentimental objects - things I would scrapbook, like brochures and ticket stubs.
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