Malas ako saturday night, my 1gb Sandisk Extreme CF with Game 2 worth of UAAP pictures crashed. I was able to mount it on the computer with a Sandisk firewire card reader, then while browsing it just disappeared! Then it wouldn't mount anymore, even on my Canon 20D camera. While I was in the games, I remembered trying to back it up on my Compactdrive PD70x but it wouldn't complete the transfer because of errors in the media card. Well, just incase I was hoping I could find even some pictures still in it, better than nothing...Naku worse, 2 folders were missing so even Game 1 was erased! Maybe during the transfers from the problematic CF which never completed, the previous folders got corrupted. Instead of crying and throwing all these memory devices out of the window, I tried to research on Data Recovery programs. Data Rescue X was the first one I tried. It took me around 7 hours to scan and "revive" lost files in my 80Gb Compactdrive via USB2. Surprisingly though, it was able to see gigabytes worth of data. Old videos and mp3 that I already deleted before were also visible. Most important of all, my lost Game 1 pictures were intact! So I was able to recover them, whew! But Data Rescue couldn't see the problematic CF card with the Game 2 pictures. So I tried out Picture Rescue. Now it could see the CF card even if it wouldn't mount. After scanning it for around 15 minutes, the program showed me the "recoverable" pictures. Yes, the pictures that I needed were there! Scary, other pictures emerged as well, those from camera-formatted-erased shoots even some from the Collegiate Champions League 7 months ago! I was saved by these programs. So if you have a hard drive or CF crashing on you, don't lose hope.