How to fix corrupt files that were recovered from being deleted?

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dcarty

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I was transfering photos and videos from a memory card to a folder on my computer and i thought i had gotten all of them so i deleted the files from the memory card and then realized that half of the photos and videos were not saved on my computer. I am not sure how it happened, but i used the program Recuva to try to recover them and it only found 2 jpgs, and it found a bunch of the videos, but the videos are over written and the jpgs are corrupt. None of the files will open.

Is there any way or any program that i can download for FREE that is safe for my compuer and can help me?? I am soooo sad i lost these photos/videos, as they were from christmas. :( PLEASE help me get these files back !! Thank you
 

dcarty

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As I stated in my first post I already used Recuva. It recovered my files and allowed me to save them to my computer, but when I try to open the files they do not work because i think they got overwritten or corrupt.
 

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timmy: you've been warned in the past to pay more attention. Please do so. Thanks. :)

dcarty, off of a memory stick, I am not entirely sure. I'm going to transfer this to hardware, however, in the hopes that some gearhead will know of a way to do it.

thanks,

v
 

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also, if you don't get an answer in 24 hours or so, post back here (it will automatically bump it to the top) and see if I can flag down someone.

thanks for your patience, and one thing to clarify, if you could; are we trying to recover them from the files deleted on the memory stick, or from the HD on the pc?

thanks,

v
 

dcarty

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Thank you Valis!

I am trying to recover the photos and videos from the memory stick, because I am 90% sure I never got them saved onto my harddrive on my computer.

Thank you for your help!
 

dcarty

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I'm new to using this website and I'm not actually sure how to move this post to other sections. Any ideas?
 
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