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Format Memory Card

I accidentally selected yes to "format memory card?"...does that completely delete all pictures????? The manual says yes however under that says, "Formatting or erasing the data on a memory card merely changes the file management informaiton on the card and does not ensure that it's contents are completely deleted" there any way to retrieve the "deleted" pictures????

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  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2007

    i insert the flash card in to my Laptop and it says format the disk>

    I hav not press yes> what else can i do to get the picture of o the card?

  • thektdid Jan 16, 2008

    I also realized too late that I had formatted my card and deleted mt pics. Since I was on vacation, I panicked and took 2 pictures right after that. Are any of the old pictures left, and how can I retrieve them. Most I had downloaded or printed, but the very ones that were special to me, I had not yet downloaded.



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No problem. Your formatted pics are still there until you take more pics and overwrite them. Just remember not to take any more pics on that card just yet.
It's no problem at all to get them back. As an example, try the below linked freeware program. It's tiny to download (a little over 1meg), and very easy to use. You'll have your pics back in ten minutes after reading this:

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Recovering pictures or photo's from a accidentally formatted memory/SD Card or...

It happens to everyone. You delete a picture or accidentally format a memory card that should not have been deleted/formatted. Luckely there is a way to recover you data if you have not used the drive since losing the data.

To start , download Disc digger from the following link :


This program is freeware but donations to the developer are encouraged to help maintain and improve the program.

After the program has finished downloading , simply unzip it and run it (no installation). If you do not have a program to unzip it , CLICK HERE to download winrar.

Make sure that your memory card is connected to your computer either via the camera or preferably via a external card reading unit.

Now , select your memory card from the list when you open the program and then click next.


Now , for accidentally deleted files , select "dig deep"
For a formatted card/drive select "dig deeper"

Now select the file types you would like to recover on the next page and then select next.


The program will now start searching for viable files of the type you selected.


Files that are found are displayed on the left of the window. Once the scan completes , select all the files found and click the save pictures button.

Now select a file other than the memory card to save the recovered files and select OK.

The files will now be written to your hard drive and can be viewed on the location chosen. Unfortunately all meta data and names of files are lost because of the format , but at least the picture can be recovered which is the important part anyways.

If you restored a file which was accidentally deleted , the file name and meta data will be restored.

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How do I delete pictures from a coolpix S4000

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To delete all pictures on a memory card: format the card. TAP MENU, tap the wrench icon, select "Format card."

To delete all pictures in internal memory: format internal memory. Tap MENU, tap the wrench icon, select "Format memory."

The delete instructions are in the "Deleting Pictures" section of the manual (page 33 in my copy). The format instructions are in the "Format Memory/Format Card" section of the manual (page 150). If you need a manual, you can download one from the manufacturer's web site at

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These instructions are from the Instruction Manual of the Coolpix S 210 and need to be carried out within the Set-Up Menu.

Refer Page 19:

Removing Memory Cards
Before removing memory cards, turn the camera off
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Refer Pg 110:

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I think your memory card is full and needs to be formatted. Select 'Menu' and look for the 'Format' option and select it. Before you select 'Yes' make sure you save any pictures that you might want to keep onto your computer. Because once the memory card is formatted you won't be able retrieve the pictures. It should ask you before formatting your memory card. While it's formatting make sure to keep the camera steady (if it's an older camera the slightest bump could disrupt the formatting process). This should take no more that a minute or two. When it's complete your memory card will be completely wiped clean. You'll now be able to take pictures. If the message appears again repeat the same process.

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You might want to "format", or "fix" your memory card, these can have corrupt items on them.

To format the memory card:
  1. Press Menu (Center Select Key).
  2. Scroll to and select Settings.
  3. Scroll to and select Phone Status.
  4. Scroll to and select Storage Devices.
  5. Scroll to and select Memory Card.
  6. Press Menu.
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  7. Scroll to and select Format. The following message will display: "Formatting will erase all data. Continue?".
  8. Press Yes. The following message will display: "Format Complete. Enter New Label?".
  9. Press Yes and enter a desired label for the memory card.
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