I have an older Kodak camera (EasyShare EX7300) and I had deleted some
pictures that were stored in the camera’s internal memory. I have searched
tirelessly for a program that can recover photos from a camera’s internal
memory, but have only been able to find programs that recover photos from
removable media cards (SD, XT, compact, flash, etc.).
I’m using Windows Vista. When I plug in my camera, it does not show up as a
lettered drive. Therefore, I can’t search through any of them using any of the
programs that I’ve found. Do you know of a way to do this?
In this excerpt from
Answercast #8, I discuss data recovery options from digital cameras.
Camera as external drive
No, I do not.
Unfortunately, when the camera does not present itself as a drive (which some cameras do), there is little you can do. When they don’t, I personally find that very frustrating because it really does limit what I can do with the device.
One of the things that it prevents you from doing is running the recovery software across the USB connection to the storage media.
Data recovery service
The only thing that I can suggest is potentially looking into some kind of a data recovery service in your area. It is possible that they may be able to extract the memory card and do something with it. Or it’s possible that they have software to interface with it directly. I honestly don’t know.
Contact the manufacturer
The other thing I would certainly try is to contact Kodak. See if they have support or perhaps support forums with other people who might be have more direct experience with the camera that you’re dealing with. Maybe there’s a trick out there that you or I simply don’t know about.
But the short answer is: as soon as you said that it doesn’t show up as a drive, I ran out of options and I really don’t have anything else to suggest. I’m sorry.
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