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What happens to the pictures after you format it....?

There is a format link in the tools/settings. i had some pictures on the camera and i was just curious on how the other pictures were lost before. i just want to know how can i retrieve these pictures. i formatted, then the pictures were gone. i had some family trip pictures that were on there before, and one of my sisters had done something to them, and she says she did not delete them. i think it was formatted before also. can i get some help?

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I format my drive c and all my pictuers has gone how do i get my pics

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