Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
01-01-2012, 06:58 PM   #1
Veteran Member




Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 602
Iamge files issue

I took some pictures using my *ist D body and one Sandisk Ultra II CF card. These pictures can be viewed on the camera. However, when the card is connected to PC via a card reader or a cable I can only see some strange files as shown below and the DCIM fold is empty!

I also took some pictures using another card (Transcend) and all pictures were under DCIM/101PENTX folder and I had no problem to transfer them to a PC.

Does anyone know how to recover the pictures on this Sandisk card? Thanks.

(seen on Wincow XP machine)


(Same card seen on an Ubuntu machine)




01-01-2012, 07:50 PM   #2
Veteran Member
demp10's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Atlanta
Photos: Albums
Posts: 602
Use a program like "Photo Recovery" by "MjM data recovery" (it is freeware) or any other similar, and see if it helps to find the files. Once you recover them, I would strongly suggest to re-format the card within the camera.
01-01-2012, 08:29 PM   #3
Veteran Member
mysticcowboy's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: port townsend, wa
Photos: Albums
Posts: 968
I've tried free recovery programs with mixed success. My current tool is Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery. It's a free download. You can try it and find out if it sees your files. If it does, pay the license fee to recover the images. Whatever you do, avoid using the card or even sticking it back into the computer or camera before you aim a recovery program at it.

And to follow up on demp10's suggestion, after formatting take only a couple of test shots. Never trust an untested card.
01-01-2012, 11:03 PM   #4
Veteran Member




Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 602
Original Poster
Thank you, demp10 & mysticcowboy
I got an error when running Photo Recovery - Run-time error 6: overflow.
I then tried a program called CardRecovery. It did detect *.PEF files on the card. I will try Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery soon.

Edit: after uninstall and reinstall Photo Recovery the runtime error is gone.


Last edited by ddhytz; 01-01-2012 at 11:26 PM.
01-03-2012, 08:55 AM   #5
Veteran Member




Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Fife, Scotland
Posts: 834
Recuva from Piriform is worth a try.
01-03-2012, 09:19 AM   #6
Administrator
Site Webmaster
Adam's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Arizona
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 41,396
Isn't there an upper limit on the size of compatible CF cards with the istD, or did they fix that via firmware?

Adam
PentaxForums.com Webmaster (Site Usage Guide | Site Help | My Photography)



PentaxForums.com's high server and development costs are user-supported. You can help cover those costs by donating. Or, buy your photo gear from our affiliates, Adorama, B&H Photo, or Topaz Labs, and get FREE Marketplace access - click here to see how! Trusted Pentax retailers:

01-05-2012, 12:16 AM   #7
Veteran Member




Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 602
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Isn't there an upper limit on the size of compatible CF cards with the istD, or did they fix that via firmware?
I checked Pentax website about fw 1.12
Changes to V.1.12: Correspond to the media card that exceeded 4GB, also Version 1.12 contain the additional function which was released at Version 1.10 ~ 1.11

My *ist D has fw 1.11 so it is definitely the size of the card that caused this problem. Will update the fw tonight.

Last edited by ddhytz; 01-05-2012 at 12:36 AM.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
card, files, machine, pc, pentax help, pictures, sandisk
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Vivitar MC Tele Converter 2X PK-A/R-PK issue...or no issue? WiseOx Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 5 06-11-2014 01:14 PM
How to batch rename files after files imported and tagged in Photoshop Elements raider Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 5 03-14-2013 10:36 PM
.xmp files? Kingaircj Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 3 10-11-2010 01:37 PM
Looking for some RAW files from a K-x kuau Pentax DSLR Discussion 2 07-10-2010 08:08 AM
? about Asking for RAW Files SOldBear Photographic Industry and Professionals 35 03-21-2010 12:38 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:16 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top