Specialized Photo Recovery App (you can recommend)?

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  1. Aaron Here

    Aaron Here Registered Member

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    My daughter phoned me (in a panic) saying that all of her family photo's have disappeared from her hard drive. Upon having her check a few things (using Windows Explorer) it seems that WinXP's 'My Pictures' folder is gone! Unfortunately, it's not in the recycle bin (and naturally, she hasn't backed up for years)!!!

    I told her not to save anything to the hard drive and that I'll try to recover her photos when I can get to her place. While I do have some data recovery apps I really don't want to recover every deleted file on her drive, so if any of you can recommend a specialized app - that just recovers jpg files, that would be great.
     
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    PhotoRec
     
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    Recuva, you CAN'T go wrong with it, it's even better than some or even most commercial products according to what i've read :D
     
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    +1 :thumb:

    Maybe not the prettiest or easiest to use but it has outstanding functionality.
     
  5. Aaron Here

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    PhotoRec and Recuva are probably decent choices, but I would much prefer an app that has a jpg filter so that I don't wind up with all of her deleted files!

    Edit: I now see that Recuva seems to have a 'picture files' filter... :thumb:
     
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    Yes, I see that both of the above apps are freeware, but in spite of its name PhotoRec doesn't seem to be oriented to only recovering photo-files. :doubt:
     
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    Aaron,

    Adroit is exactly what you are looking for and based on personal experience I highly recommend it. :thumb:

    The only downside is that it's not free; it will cost you (or your daughter) $20.

    JA
     
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    Thanks Jo Ann, Adroit does seem to 'fit the bill'. Based on your recommendation I will pop for the $20.
     
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