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Can anyone recomend any undelete software? Windows 7 is showing the disk as unformatted.  The data is located on a SDcard.

I've recovered the majority of files using power data recovery but we're still missing 300 + files. All the contents are simple text files (can be opened and ammended through notepad) which have been created by a CNC machine.

I've also used recurva but this cant read the SDcard at all.  Any ideas welcome, thanks
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by:crmcogent
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Hi there, I always swear by GetDataBack For NTFS/FAT which ever version is approrpiate, its run by a compay called Runtime Software, the free trial lets you scan and show files but not save them, least that way you could see if it worked before buying it, recvoers from, damaged drives, formats, fdisks, deletes and repartions so could be a result for you there!

Let me know how you get on

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by:Brian Pringle
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I purchased CardRecovery to get pictures off of a corrupted SD card.

http://www.cardrecovery.com/

It works for SD cards and even USB drives.  

If you are getting errors on the drive, recover your data and then throw out the drive.  It is starting to fail.
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by:resolver1
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GetDataBack Shows all the files but some of the files look currupt.  Their offices are closed at the moment so cant get the data back that way.  
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by:resolver1
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Sorry just ignore the sentence. "Their offices are closed at the moment so cant get the data back that way".  I meant to say i cant contact the offices for extra help in recovering the files.
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by:Rodney Barnhardt
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Is it possible, since another program suggested some of the files are corrupt, that that is the problem? If the files are corrupt, which is my guess since Win 7 says the card is unformatted, some of these files are probably uncoverable or unusable. I have used FileScavenger. As an example, I spent two days scanning and copying a 500GB USB drive, only to find out that not one file could be opened.
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by:Brian Pringle
Brian Pringle earned 800 total points
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Use cardrecovery and it will get all the ones that are not corrupted.  I use it frequently and it does a great job.  It cost $30, but has been well worth it!
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by:WBGames
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Best one i ever worked with was winundelete.....anyways they all good.
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by:resolver1
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I've treid a few now and not able to recover any more data.  This data is really important/valuable to our company so we're clutching at straws to get the data back.  My time is really pushed for time as im going on holiday for amonth tomorrow.

We're sending the SDcards off to a company called Kroll ontrack data recovery http://www.ontrackdatarecovery.co.uk/.  I've used them before and they have retreived data from a hardware fault on HD.  

Hopefully, they will have other hardware/software/ other techques that will be able to read the data for us.  

Thanks for your time guys.  I'll update the post with any updates from kroll,.
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Just to inform you guys that Kroll recovered 95% of the data. much more than the purchased softwares could retreive.  It ended up costing £1200 for the 2 cards.
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by:resolver1
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Ive awared the points for sugestions as they did recover part of the data.  Ive selected my answer because it was the solution that was more successful.
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