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Corrupted files from xd card

Ok i have a problem with some files, i will try to give as many details as i can. sorry if its a bit too much
I had some videos and pictures in a 1GB xd card in my Olympus Stylus 730.
instead of using the olympus software, i stupidly used a card reader on my PC, opened the card and used the "move to..." command on the files...
when the files were transferred into my hard drive, i couldn't access them any more. pictures or videos. since the "move to..." command does not leave a copy of the original file in the card, i only had the corrupt files in the hard drive. i made a copy of those just in case.
then i copy/pasted those files back into the xd card. i tried using the olympus transfer software from the camera again just in case but it doesnt work
Now, when i turn on the camera with the xd card in it, i just get an option to power off, or format the card.
Is there a way to get those files back or have i messed up beyond hope here?
Maybe those files aren't corrupt, but just in a form that cant be played back?

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Posted on Oct 23, 2009

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Operate the zoom lever or other buttons to restore the camera from sleep mode before taking a picture. If the camera is left for 15 minutes, it automatically turns off (the lens cover closes and the monitor turns off). Press POWER to turn the camera on.

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