Before you jump to a conclusion, I did not format the card nor did I delete the photos. I didnt shoot on demo mode either.
This is what happened,
I came home after a vacation with 600 pictures, they looked great on the camera. Plugged the card into the card reader, pictures showing up on the PC as well. So I started copying the pictures to my hard. After 5 pics have copied a window popped up saying that can’t copy the test due to missing files.
I went back to the card from the PC, the folder which had the pictures now has nothing but some random file. I checked the capacity of the card, the full 14.6gb was full like it was when it was earlier with the 600 pictures. Below is a screenshot of the random file I see in the folder
As you can see, the file directory is also there. The pictures seem to have been replaced by the weird file. I cannot copy it, cut the file or move it anywhere else. Nor can I go to the properties of this file.
I tried plenty of recovery software, they didnt work either. Recovery software doesnt work.
Camera: Nikon D7100 Card: SanDisk 16GB Class 10 90Mbps