BMP files are the most difficult ones to detect, as they don’t have guaranteed unique file signature. Have you checked our built-in tutorial? We tried to explain there why data recovery is a chance-based procedure.
I’m in the same boat. I’m trying to recover the movie files from an SDHC card. The thumbnail images were recovered but the movies have bmp extensions. Is there anyway to change the way osx recognizes a file other than changing the extension? Changing bmp to mov doesn’t work… Thank you!
I understand that data recovery is a chance-based procedure. I’m just wondering what these .bmps are, and whether I should waste any time trying to see if they are good files but recognized as the wrong type.