Lost images , can it happen from changing battery

Discussion in 'Technical Troubleshooting' started by Christy, Feb 20, 2021 at 3:24 AM.

  1. Christy

    Christy New Member

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    Hi, I shot a musical and did some before show shots which didn't download when I downloaded the card. I was only using the one card.

    I have brought two recovery programs, both of them have not worked. They have recovered photos from last year but not the ones I took on the 10th Feb.

    Can changing the battery midway cause image loss?

    Im devastated.
     

  2. johnsey

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    Well the recovery program can recover erased data from the traces left on the card.
    Can you see the images viewable on the camera when you scroll through playback? My guess is nothing was captured, hence nothing downloaded or recovered. The question is what did you do differently, the battery change should have no impact on the card writing. They do not even share the same door, so it is not like the card could have been pushed in/out by the battery change.
     
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    silly question but was the musical stuff shot each side of midnight, if something on the card runs through the day change it puts it in two separate folders for the two day dates
     
  4. Christy

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    Hi, possibly as the time stamps are different. But I have three folders that I have found and im missing around 1500 images.
     
  5. Christy

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    I have tried both disk drill and Wondershare Recoverit and neither have been able to find the missing images. I shot the musical twice and the shots that are missing are all the behind the scenes images. I cant see them on the camera anymore, but I DID see them when I shot them. The only thing I did was change battery just before the show began. So Im missing around 1500 images.
     
  6. John L

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    Please don't take this the wrong way - but are you absolutely sure that in the heat of the moment you didn't swap cards as well as the battery?
     
  7. Christy

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    Hi John, and totally ok to ask. I only have the one card so definitely didn't swap it. It holds just over 4,000 raw images. I am at a complete loss where they have gone. Ive spent the entire weekend running recovery programs. :-(
     
  8. John L

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    Are the two programs you have got able to deal with .CR3 files? If not, that would explain their inability to see them.
     

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