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My boyfriend formatted my camera and deleted all of my pictures, and then took a few new pictures. Is there ANY way to get these pictures back? THANKS!!

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High end forensic software can often recover deleted files, but at great cost - the last time I had this done (to a hard disk drive), the cost was over $1200! Once deleted, pictures are essentially and for all practical purposes lost forever. Unless you synced your camera with a computer before the format and copied the pics to the computer. The lesson here: copy your pics to a secure location, or don't lend your camera to the boyfriend!

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I would suggest you try Card Recovery. I have never tried it, but it may be worth doing so. I've included the URL below. By the way, I am not endorsing this product or sight, nor am I affiliated with the product or company in any way, just providing one possible solution. What I can say is that SD memory cards are basically like hard drives or floppy disks, which means that data erased is truly never erased and can be recovered.

http://www.cardrecovery.com/how_to_recover_deleted_digital_pictures.asp

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Good folk's suggestions. Good luck!!
Don't forget to to change your boyfriend also... :)


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This happened to me a few years ago and I was able to recover a lot of the images by downloading a photo recovery utility on my computer.

The software will read your memory card and salvage any data that was not written over by newer information. If you haven't used the camera much since the fateful incident, you should be able to get a lot of it back.

I looked on my computer to see what software I got for this, but I might not have transfered it from my last computer. I don't remember which one I purchased but it cost about $20.00. Here's a link to search results for this kind of utility:
http://www.google.com/search?q=photo+recovery+from+memory+card&rlz=1I7GGLL_en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=ie7

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Because he has taken more pictures on the camera, it is unlikely you will get many pictures back. However, my brother formatted his 2GB SD card and I was able to recover 90% of his photos and videos using a free program called test-disk. It's a little technical, but it worked the best out of over 20 programs tried, and recovered photos even the paid softwares couldn't get back.

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec

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Http://www.photo-recovery-software.com/?gclid=COGJ1P_y-5sCFZwA4wod9wHd-w

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