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Delete oops! Hello I have a sony handycam and on it I have recorded important evidence and made a mistake in deleting it. Is there ANY way possible I can undo the delete?

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Re: delete oops!

There are recovery programs available to get back info from Discs and mediacards- will it do the same for a tape?
You can do but try.
Download PCInspector from
also Web search for other recoverey softwares

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Here is the main support page for your camera:

There are several links including the Handycam Handbook. You might want to try formatting your HDD. Make sure there is nothing on it that you want because formatting will delete everything. Instructions for formatting are on page 72 of the handbook.

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For a mistake I deleted some files from my camera Sony Model DCR-SX50E. Can I recover them ?

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