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Windows 7: Used diskpart-clean command on sd card? Help

02 May 2015   #1
Jennied123

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Used diskpart-clean command on sd card? Help

Hello all! Im in desperate need of some help!!

Long story short, my micro SD card was in an adapter on my PC, working fine, and suddenly i got an error message, saying it needed to be reformatted. I STUPIDLY trusted a youtube video that brought me to command prompt-diskpart.
From there i ended up using clean command and created a primary partition. I check the SD card and all of my photos are GONE. I just had a baby and all of his hospital photos are on it, etc.

These links below are actually exactly what i did to my SD card (drive E: )

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

Partition or Volume - Create New

What im trying to figure out is if I permanently deleted everything or if its recoverable.

I tried almost all recovery software i could find, and nothing.

If anyone knows how to fix this, PLEASE HELP!!


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02 May 2015   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

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If you did a Clean All, the files are overwritten with zeros and chances to retrieve them are quasi zero. You can try Recuva, but your chances are slim. Sorry. -- Always backup precious data.

https://www.piriform.com/recuva
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02 May 2015   #3
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Yes, tell us whether you ran diskpart clean or clean all?

Clean command writes zeros only to the first 2048 sectors and like last sectors. Your chances of recovery is good.

Clean all writes zeros to all sectors. Your chances of recovery next to nil.

What is the capacity of the card?
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02 May 2015   #4
Jennied123

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

I only did a clean, NOT clean all. The micro SD card is 1gb
Like i said, i stupidly followed a youtube video, so i dont really know what sectors are, or partitions for that matter. ):
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02 May 2015   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Well, as Jumanji said, your chances are better. Did you try Recuva.
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02 May 2015   #6
Jennied123

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Yes, tell us whether you ran diskpart clean or clean all?

Clean command writes zeros only to the first 2048 sectors and like last sectors. Your chances of recovery is good.

Clean all writes zeros to all sectors. Your chances of recovery next to nil.

What is the capacity of the card?
Also, i tried using recuva, testdisk, easeUS, basically any software i could find. It was only able to see the new partition i created, making me think its unrecoverable.
*side note* This just happened yesterday, and i didnt save anything else/write new files on the card.
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02 May 2015   #7
Jennied123

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Yes i tried recuva, testdisk, easeUS... everything i could find. It was only able to view the new partition i created. I tried a partition recovery software as well and nothing there.
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02 May 2015   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hmm, does not look too good. Recuva is one of the few programs where I have seen people recover files from SD cards.
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02 May 2015   #9
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Try PhotoRec. PhotoRec - Digital Picture and File Recovery

My Guide here Guide to using PhotoRec recovery software. Go to the Topic under Recovery in that thread and follow the procedure.

I would advise you to connect an empty pendrive before you run PhotoRec and show it as the destination to which you want to copy.

During selection of file formats to copy select only the formats you want to recover. ( You may select all also and since your SDcard is only 1GB, it may not take a longtime)

Run only PhotoRec.exe and not testdisk.exe

Good luck.
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02 May 2015   #10
Jennied123

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Unfortunately, PhotoRec did not work.
But thank you for your help!
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