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FORMATTED DISK For some reason, when I turned my camera on tonight, it was on the screen that asks whether or not you want to format the card. I SAID NO! But then it said BUSY .. I panicked and turned it off, thinking that would stop it. Later, I turned it back on and now 340+ precious pics of my grandson at various stages are gone. I feel sick. Why did this happen and is there any way to recover these? I didn't notice it right away and have taken 4 other pictures (thats why I had the camera with me)!

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  • muffinhead Nov 21, 2007

    my son was playing with the camera and when i took it away from him, it was in the formatting program saying busy with a count down and now all my pictures are gone, including his 5 year old birthday..i am heartbroken, can i get them back?

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Do not worry, you can follow this digital camera photo recovery guide to get back formatted photos from camera memory card
http://www.asoftech.com/articles/how-to-recover-deleted-photos-from-camera.html

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Yes, and you should try photo recovery software, here are some you may rely on. Both programs can also recover videos and music.

Photo Recovery Software (for Windows)
Mac Photo Recovery Software (for Mac OS X)

Be careful: Before your pictures are recovered, do not attempt to save more files to the camera memory card in case the original files(your pictures) are overwritten.

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