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Camera memory card - deleted dcim folder with antivirus

Just bought a usb sd card reader, inseted my memory card for the first time and antivirus picked it us as a virus. i accidently hit delete and now the dcim folder is gone. when i view the propertys it shows 912mb still on the disk, so i think the photos are not deleted. can you help me recover the photos.

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  • janemellett Jul 30, 2008

    DCIM came up as virus on a computer i'd connected to with USB connection. I hit delete. DCIM is gone, but photos are still on my camera. Any suggestions?

  • lynnesears
    lynnesears Jun 12, 2012

    Nothing worked for me, I could not even view hidden files. However all cameras have an internal memory, and the ability to copy the precious photos to that, a few at a time. After doing this remove the card from the camera, plug the camera into the computer via usb cable and voila, the DCIM appears with the copied photos in it to access. Its laborious but it works!

  • chris Mar 08, 2013

    Take the memory card out from camera and then connect card to computer with a card reader, you can then use this card recovery software called asoftech photo recovery

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2014

    Memory card issue


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Try this..maybe work for you..cause it's work for me
in your explore click tools- folder options-view
check "show hidden files and folders" box and
"hide protected operating system files" box.
press ok. Your folder and picture will appears..
Cause in my case the virus change the folder into protected operating system files..
I hope will work for you too..good luck

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You are right, the photos are still on the memory card, but they are invisible and inaccessible. You need a photo recovery program to recover photo from camera memory card. You may try this card recovery software named asoftech photo recovery, download from link below
memory card photo recovery

You may follow this tutorial
Recover photos from camera

hope this helps.

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Your guess is right! The deleted photos care still stored on your memory card.
Here are my ways for you to get back these photos:
Step1. Stop using this memory card in case that any new file would rewrite your original photos.
Step2. Insert this memory card to your computer and prepare to restore your photos.
Step3. Download a memory card photo recovery freeware to your computer and start to retrieve all your photos back:
In fact, this freeware has ever successfully saved all the inaccessible data of my friend off from his camera. So, I believe it can also work successfully on your camera memory card, too.
Simply read more information of this freeware here:
Step4. Save and back up all the restored photos on a different memory card or drive in case of data recovery failure.
Note: Next time, you'd better never be so careless about your important photos and always remember to back them up on separate memory cards or drives in case of the similar data recovery problems.

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Thanks for the help

Posted on Jun 11, 2012

Cheers, I solved the problem by simply formatting the card!

Posted on Oct 04, 2008

Thanks for the help

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