03-12-2018 05:03 PM
So I said I'd post back here if I got anywhere with my data recovery.....and I did.
I have a GoPro Hero 5 Session and had a 64gb Sandisk Ultra card (<-- apparently I should have got a SanDisk "Extreme")
Anyway, for no apparent reason my data got corrupted and was not viewable.
I downloaded a handful of software programs
- EaseUS - Found files but was un viewable
- RescuePro Deluxe found all my files and said they were recoverable and I saw thumbs of the files but I wanted to make sure the files would be played. I tried to get a hold of Tech Support prior to buying the software but no one got back to me via phone or email (I tried both), so I moved on
- Stellar Phoenix Data recovery - Again, found files but the preview option wouldn't play anything. Their tech support said it no preview played, the files are damaged and unviewable.
- ICare Data Recovery Pro - Didn't even find any files.
- Recuva - No files found
- Active@ File Recovery - No result
Problem is, all these programs are like 60.00 or more and they promise nothing. I was hesitant about spending more than a few bucks on a "shot in the dark". It also seems like a lot of those programs are good at finding data on hardrives, not necessarily SD cards.
So I was on another video forum, not specifically about GoPros - I guess data corruption is a common thing. I read that several people swore by this program and it worked specifically with GoPro cameras. I went to the website and although the website looked a little less "polished", I decided to download the demo. It found al lmy files and displayed the thumbnails for the program. I looked at the price and it was 14.95 USD so I figured what the heck....I'll give it a shot. I paid for the program, ran the scan and presto. All my files work. I'm actually in shock.
A lot of the other programs seemed to find a bunch of files but they may have been damaged/corrupted of just bits of files, but this program put it all back together, and I just watched the videos I thought I had lost.
So I said I would post back on this thread...here is the link. Worked perfectly for me and I'm hoping it works for some more people that have lost their GoPro footage!
03-13-2018 11:11 AM
03-13-2018 02:22 PM
Ah, I hear ya. Bummer about the PC/Mac thing. I guess if you change your mind about trying to get the data, maybe you can bring the SD card and adapter to a buddy's house with a PC and give it a go.
And also, I did see the files I wanted with RescuePRO Deluxe, I just didn't bother going forward 'cause their support kinda sucked. But it does have a Mac version if you wanted to at least try the demo version. So I can't vouch for the final result but it was definetly promising.
I just feel bad for all the peeps out there who lose their sweet footage. I can't believe how common this data loss seems to be. Hopefully lots of people will see this thread and get some luck....since I was so bummed about losing my data. When I saw the thumb nails of my trip I just became obsessed with trying to get it back.
Anyway, best of luck to everyone who lost their awesome pics and footage.