The pictures of the dead Epargyreus clarus I photographed yesterday were still on the camera's CompactFlash memory card when I mistakenly erased them last nite. They were not really important, but I decided to try to recover them anyway. The card, by SanDisk, had come with a file recovery software called RescuePro. I started running it and this message appeared on the screen.
That would be 1193046.5 hours or 49710.2 days or 136.2 years! So I waited.
It took about
RescuePro recovered the smaller JPG files, but missed the Olympus RAW files that were also on the card.