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Lost all video files from harddrive

Hard drive was full, turned on camera after not using for several months and got a no video files stored! message. Is there a way to restore the files? They are not backed up anywhere.

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  • GMN70 Feb 10, 2008

    I lost all my files. It said the hard disk is full on the screen. The camcorder does not function correctly. It freezes up on every other command I make. I cannot down load or do anything to make it work. I have files of our newborn which i would like to save. Does anyone know if there is a way to retreive these files from the hard disk?



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Hi, John. First things first - do not take more photos and do not save anything back to the camera memory card. Then connect it to your PC. Pick a digital camera recovery (recover photos, video, music files) to make a free scan and recover the deleted photos. Regards

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In this case you should try some video recovery software to rescue the lost videos from your camera, here are some programs you may rely on. Both programs can also recover photos and music.

Photo Video Recovery (for Windows)
Mac Photo Video Recovery (for Mac OS X)

Note: Before your videos are recovered, do not attempt to save more files to the camera memory card in case the original files(your videos) are overwritten.

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Based on your description, your problem could be resolve in these three ways:
1). Try to unhide these files.
According to your description, your files may be hidden anyway. Try to show them all up again:
Start => Run => Type in "control folders" and press "OK" =>Click "View" and hook "Show hidden files and folders"=> Press "OK"
2). Scan your computer with antivirus tool
Sometimes, the virus also would hide the files make them invisible for you. So, just try to do antivirus scan on your computer. (You should take care not to delete some needed files in the process.)
3). Restore your files back by using an external hard drive data recovery freeware.
This problem also could be caused by the drive problems. So, if you want to save these files, you'd better try to use an external hard drive data recovery freeware that always could help retrieve the inaccessible files back for free:

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