Recovering a deleted video from a snap video camera


We  use  windows 2003 servers /XP and GPO in Place and and there is no recycle on the desktop  as per the policy when the user logs in. We had connected a snap  video camera  to the PCS usb port . The videos uploaded and subsequently deleted themselves from the cameras . It is possible to recover  the video. Any sugessions appreciated

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Chris PattersonSenior Systems EngineerCommented:
I am afraid you are out of luck.  After the videos uploaded them selves and were deleted, if the cameras were powered off, the data is gone.

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If the camera has an internal memory that you can see as a disk drive in Windows, perhaps you might have some chance. You can try with this free program Recuva ( and check if you are lucky.
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Install this on a regular pc, plug the camera in, open the software, direct it to the camera, and you should be able to retrieve the video.
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lianne143Author Commented:
Thanks i recovered but the file ins in the format of  .PAK. Is there any software to convert  this file into a windows viewable file.
Chris PattersonSenior Systems EngineerCommented:
See this website for a good, free converter:
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