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  1. #1
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    I'm at a loss at to what happened today. How to maybe recover the files.

    I shot on an SD card for my feature film.

    at Lunch copies all the files to my external hard drive.

    Imported the footage into Davinci Resolve.

    Scanned all the shots.

    Ejected the SD card.

    Formatted the card fo the after noon shoot.

    Transferred the after noon shoot using the same process.

    The AM shoot files were gone.

    I tried recovery on SD but formatted card so ng.

    Now looking at recovery on HD I copied.

    So weird this happened.

    What software do you use for recovery?

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    Welcome to our forums.

    Most recovery software have trial versions that you can try before you buy. If the software works, you then buy a license.

    Data Rescue 5 is one of the better data recovery applications.

    Disk Drill Pro is another good application.

    There are other good applications you can try, do a Google search.

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    +1 recommendation for the two already mentioned.

    But I have no idea if or what Davinci Resolve may interfere with any recovery, whatever it actually is.



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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    +1 recommendation for the two already mentioned.

    But I have no idea if or what Davinci Resolve may interfere with any recovery, whatever it actually is.


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    It's a video editor primarilly. Nothing it does should interfere with file recovery operations AFAIK.

    @rburns Don't write anything new to the SD card and perhaps the external hard drive until you are through with whatever recovery you decide to try.
    “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.”
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    Theory about what happened. You put in a freshly formatted, or virgin, card and shot in the morning. The resulting files were named starting from some "zero" point, "File0001," "File0002," "File0003," etc. Then you copied those files over to the HD. Worked with them. Formatted the card back to clear. Shot in the afternoon, and the system saw the card as empty, so it started at the "zero" point again, naming the files "File0001," "File0002," "File0003," etc. Then you copied those to the HD, overwriting the originals. If that is what happened, I don't think recovery software will find them, as they have been overwritten.
    Jake

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    If that is what happened, I don't think recovery software will find them, as they have been overwritten.
    That certainly is a possibility, but I would've thought the Finder would've been screaming about possibly over-writing any files or at least providing a drop-down dialog box with options with one being to Keep Both.

    Or did Apple remove that feature with the latest macOS versions???



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    What software do you use for recovery?
    I use Time Machine.
    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ferrarr View Post
    I use Time Machine.

    Maybe, I might get some.

    But what I don't understand is where all the copies and scans disappeared to. And how did they disappear from the software application as the first ones were imported according to what I read, unless I'm missing something...
    I shot on an SD card for my feature film.

    at Lunch copies all the files to my external hard drive.

    Imported the footage into Davinci Resolve.

    Scanned all the shots.
    ...


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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    Maybe, I might get some.

    But what I don't understand is where all the copies and scans disappeared to. And how did they disappear from the software application as the first ones were imported according to what I read, unless I'm missing something...




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    If they were imported, they would also be on Time Machine or backup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    That certainly is a possibility, but I would've thought the Finder would've been screaming about possibly over-writing any files or at least providing a drop-down dialog box with options with one being to Keep Both.

    Or did Apple remove that feature with the latest macOS versions???



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    No, Patrick, paranoia is not needed. The OS does warn about an existing file and offers the option to stop, keep both or overwrite the file.

    EDIT: But not everyone actually reads the warnings...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ferrarr View Post
    If they were imported, they would also be on Time Machine or backup.

    That would only work if TM had run its backup routine after the import and before any shots were possibly being overwritten wouldn't it?

    But regardless, I think Jake's edit note may have some validity.



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    But regardless, I think Jake's edit note may have some validity.
    As Jake indicated, if they were overwritten, they're gone. The only way to recover if that happened is by using a recovery service. However, the OP has not posted back so we really don't know how he made out.

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