flash drive recovery

My son is trying to get pictures off a memory card from a camera, but something happened to the card and now he can only see the pictures with a recovery program, but to actually get the pictures he has to pay. Being a college student, he doesn't have a lot of money, so has anyone tried any free recovery programs?
he has a win7 laptop
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dbruntonQuid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.Commented:
Try Recuva https://www.piriform.com/recuva  Get the free version.

Also look at Photorec http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec
Photorec mentioned above is the best free, OpenSource product that also works on USB sticks and SD crads. Use that.

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JeffBeallAuthor Commented:
thank you. He's trying Photorec and it seems to be working.
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