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I accidentally reformatted my sandisk memory card losing all my photos, can i do anything? My husband accidentally clicked ok instead of cancel when it asked if he wanted it reformatted, thus erasing all of our honeymoon and wedding photos. HELP! I have a Canon PowerShot A550.

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  • sierra103174 Dec 15, 2008

    Futureloginn - Thank you so much for your quick response! I found this site by accident and I rest easy knowing I could contact you if I couldn't retrieve the pictures. The were recovered and so was my husbands chance at a 2nd honeymoon :)

  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2009

    I have a Nikon D60 and an SD Ultra 11 card. i have a new laptop and entered my card into it and it started reformatting card now i can't get npictures off it nor can i use it n my camera without formatting it and losing oictures what can i do.

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I have ever formatted my camera memory card that has still held some previous photos by chance and fortunately have restored them all back with a camera photo recovery freeware:
http://sd-card-format-recovery.blogspot.com/2013/11/recover-sd-card-after-formatting.html
This freeware has offered four different data recovery types for users to cope with almost all data recovery problems. It is really an easy job for it to get back all your lost photos, as long as they are not overwritten by anything new yet.
If you are really interested, simply try it here:
http://www.4cardrecovery.com/
Note: Next time, you should never be so careless about your important data and always timely back it up on separate cards or drives.

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OK! Be relaxed! Nowadays, the formatting process doesn't actually erase all your contained data on a digital camera memory card. The data is still there and only becomes invisible. So, as long as you've not overwritten it with anything new, you do have chances to get it back.
So, insert this digital camera to your computer and download a camera memory card data recovery freeware that can help you easily restore all your lost pictures back for free from this formatted camera memory card:
http://blog4mark.blogspot.com/2012/12/photo-recovery-after-delete.html


This professional data recovery freeware has helped many people around me restore their inaccessible data off from a phone/camera memory card or hard drive. It could be a good choice for you to go on.
Next time, you should never be so careless and always remember to back up everything important well.

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Read this article ,that may help you properly:
http://www.goshareware.com/resource/recover-formatted-memory-card.html
Though formatted,there are still chances that can help you.

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Formatting won't make the files on a memory card erase permanently.Those erased files are still stored on your memory card, it's just invisible or inaccessible.You can recover them with memory card recovery software. But once the deleted files were overwritten by new data,they are gone for good.
Here I recommend you these software that helped me out:
Mac Photo Recovery Software
Windows Photo Recovery Software

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Ok,
download a software for recover your data from card ----from the following link ------

http://www.dasofts.com/software/3675-recover-my-files-3.98-build-6218.html

for any other help contact me.
Thanks

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hi Cherushi, no need to worry, there are so many data recovery software available on net. so just download it and get your picture back.I hope you have not snapped more on that memory card after formatting. dont forget to tell me the result. I am waiting for your responce. good luck....

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