PhotoRec – Digital picture recovery

PhotoRec is an open-source command line tool to recover lost pictures. The developer page contains a very good HowTo. For this reason I think I keep this article as short as possible.
To download PhotoRec and gain more information on how it works visit the homepage of the developers.
If you install it with your packet manager (Linux) it comes as part of the packet TestDisk.
A small issue I noticed while using it: Sometimes the program is not able to detect a mounted media card. If this happens under Linux, type:


into a terminal to get  a list of all mounted devices. Pick the device path of your media card and start PhotoRec with this path as parameter.


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