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Camstudio eats my videos.

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by Trousers, Apr 4, 2010.

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  1. Trousers

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    I routinely record my screen with Camstudio, but every now and then a video, that will generally play with no problems after I've recorded and saved it, will refuse to play the next time I start my PC. Properties says they have 0 bytes, and I've lost at least 3 hours of work this way so far. Does anyone know if there's a way to recover the video in these ghost files?

    Much obliged.
     
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    This old machine is only packing 1GB of RAM, disk space is 232GB, 70.4 of it used. Windows XP, which is probably why it's survived this long.

    Ordinarily I would back up my files to two memory sticks and an external HD, just to be sure, but the last video I did (the one I really NEED back) was finished at 5am, and I honestly couldn't be bothered. No escaping karma, I guess.

    Installing Recuva as we speak, stay frosty.
     
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    Normal scan of the folder they were stored in has turn up de nada, maybe because I left the 0 byte videos in there instead of deleting them? I really have no clue. Running Deep Scan now.
     
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    Recuva has turned up nothing. At a loose end. Heeeeeelp please.
     
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    Roger that. Thanks anyway.
     
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