I’ve got a camera with a compact flash card that seems to have gone kaput. Unfortunately, there are still some pictures on the card I’d like to rescue.
When I access the flash card via a USB port (either using the camera or using a seperate reader), the computer recognizes it as an external drive. I can see the directory, and a list of files, with names and sizes and creation dates. However, it appears that (judging by the dates) the newest files may be missing.
When I try to copy files to the computer, I get, for most files, the message, “The file or directory is corrupt and unreadable.” For a handful of files–the first one listed, the last one, and an, apparently random collection in-between, I can actually download the file.
The camera works fine with another flash card, so it’s definitely the card.
I suspect I’m just SOL, but is there anything else I can try that might recover the pics on the card?