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Compact Flash media error

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Hi I have SanDisk 256 CompactFlash with some important photos on. When I put it in a card reader, the media comes up and I can see folders. But when I click on the DCIM folder, which should contain the images, everything freezes. Exploere simply doesn't respond. After a while, I get an error report.

I wonder if there are some utilities or things I can try to get the files off the disk because, since disk is not fried, at least. It has some fuinctionality. I don't want to give up on it without trying.
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Consider Zero Assumption Recovery.  www.z-a-recovery.com  It's $50.00 but it does a heck of a job. Also is handy in recovering corrupt hard drives and raid arrays.
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Thanks. I'll try it out!
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Another good program you might try is Unstoppable Copier, I had a cheapo SD card that became corrupted and was able to recover most of my photos off of it using this nice little app.
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Thanks for the tips. Zero Assumption worked, and if you use it with CompactFlash memories only it's free. It worked for me. But my browser hangs when I try to accept the solution here...
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