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Deleted Images Hello We have just recently bought this camera and have been taking footage. We purchased RW discs. We have used the one side and we formalised it and were busy trying to edit and delete with the camera. We came across the option VR and without realising accidentally deteled all the recordings on the one side. The only frustrating part is when we tried to select the panes to delete the camera did not mark it with a tick and we could not hold the image on the LCD screen to confirm. And before we knew it, it had deleted the whole side. Is there any way we can retreive this? If so how. Thanks for all your help Derek Marais

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Re: Deleted Images

CDRoller or Isobuster might work

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