I had a weird experience recently. I had close to 600 images (JPEG and NEF) on a 8GB Extreme card. I attached my Nikon 200D to my PowerBook Mac to download the photos. I saw the icon on my desktop and peaked inside to see a list of photos. When I tried to import to iPhoto 11 nothing imported. In fact when I went back to look in the desktop there was nothing there. The camera also said there were no images when I tried to view the images on the card. They were “gone”.
Ultimately I recovered greater than 90% of the images, as i had not overwritten the files using a combination of Graphic Converter and File Salvage. Interestingly, these programs recovered different sets of images. The images, about 110, recovered by File Salvage were not recovered by Graphic Converter and the images recovered by GC, about 550, were not recovered by File Salvage.
However, I am concerned about how this happened so that i can avoid the difficulty in the future. It was an anxiety producing situation. It is not clear that i inadvertently deleted the files. At least I have nevi n the past lost images in this manner.
The MacBook Pro is running OS 10.6.5 and iPhoto 11. I had no problem installing iPhoto 11 from iLife 11 as had been reported.
Is there a SanDisk recovery program? Has anyone experience with it?