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I deleted 40 some photos from my SD card in my camera. I thought I saved them on my desktop. Using 12.04 LTS. Is there a way to restore the photos?? My wife is pissed. Nothing has been over written on the card.

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Yes,

Use the tool photorec; you'll be able to recover pretty much any file.

You should make sure that the SD card is read only as writing to it can corrupt any possibility of recovering data.

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec

In Ubuntu, open a terminal and run:

$ sudo apt install testdisk
$ sudo photorec
  • Just tried it, it works great, recovered all files on sdcard. – conualfy Sep 3 '14 at 22:59
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    sudo apt-get install testdisk will install the photorec binary. – Steve Jun 29 '16 at 19:13
  • Worked like a magic for me. – Benjamin Harel Dec 4 '17 at 14:09
  • Wow, lifesaver! Restored almost all the lost photos! – 0x49D1 May 24 '18 at 20:36

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