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RECOVER DELETED DIGITAL PHOTOS AFTER REFORMATTING

I GOT A CAMERA FOR CHRISTMAS AND A MEMORY CARD. I HAVE TAKEN PICTURES SINCE THEN AND NEVER DOWNLOADED THEM TO A DISK. THE OTHER DAY, I TURNED MY CAMERA ON AND IT SAID IT NEEDS TO BE FORMATTED. I TRIED TO PUT IT IN MY COMPUTER AND IT SAYS THE SAME THING. IF I REFORMAT IS THERE ANY WAY TO GET THEM BACK GUARANTEED?

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First of all, do not save any new file to camera's memory card.

Take out memory card, and connect it to computer using a card reader. You should see memory card shown as a drive letter (like H:) in Windows Explorer.
Download this camera photo recovery software
http://www.asoftech.com/apr/
Install and open the photo recovery software, select the memory card, and click 'Start' button.

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Yes, you are possibly to recover formatted photos. Formatting is just like clearing the recycle bin or Trash of your computer to some extend you can think. But that doesn't mean you have lost the files permanently as you can rely on recovery software to get them back if possible.
As to recover lost pictures, recommend you have a try of Wondershare Photo Recovery, a program which can recover lost pictures, videos can music with both Windows and Mac version, you can free download the program from the sites,

(For Windows Users)
http://www.wondershare.com/pro/photo-recovery.html
(For Mac OS Users)
http://www.wondershare.com/pro/mac-photo-recovery.html

Step-to-Step Instruction:

1. Download and install the trial version on your computer, then connect your camera memory card to the computer (I assume you are using Windows). Start Wondershare Photo Recovery and select the drive letter that assigned to camera memory card.
2. Then choose the file type (all, photo, video, music) click "Star Scan".
3. Now the scanning process will start automatically to look for the deleted items. You will then get a list of all recoverable ones.
4. Preview the photos. If your deleted ones are found, then you need pay to get the activation code. And click "Recover".

Tips:
1. Take the free trial version before you buy.
2. Before your deleted items are recovered, do not take more photos or videos.

I hope you good luck, Merry Christmas!

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Hello, carleesmom! Don't worry. You can rely on this photo recovery software (also recover music and video files); it can help you recover your lost pictures from your Digital Camera (or memory card):
Photo Recovery for Windows Users
Photo Recovery for Mac Users
Remember not write any data to the device until you have retrieved your pictures!
Best wishes!

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1. Do NOT format the camera in case that the formatting process makes things worse.
2. Do NOT attempt to write anything new on this camera in case of any data loss.
3. Download an unformatted camera memory card data recovery freeware to restore all your inaccessible photos back from this unformatted camera:
http://blog4mark.blogspot.com/2013/01/unformat-memory-card.html
I believe this data recovery freeware can work perfectly on your camera memory card just in the same way as it completely retrieves all the deleted data of my friend off from his phone memory card.
Just give it a shot here:
http://www.freeware-fix.blogspot.com/2013/02/photo-recovery.html
4. Save and back up all your restored data on a different hard drive or memory card in case of data recovery failure.
5. After the data recovery process, simply format memory card to see whether it can work functionally as before.
In the future, you should learn a lesson to be more careful about your data and always back it up well.

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Unfortunately, you probably won't be able to save your pictures unless you take your camera to a specialist.

This happens to some memory cards if you constantly take pictures and then delete them to make room for other pictures. When your camera "writes" new pictures to the card this is a relatively easy process. However, if you often tell your camera to 'Delete' pictures, the index file on the card can get corrupted.
The card can also get defragmented which means that odd bits of deleted data are left on the card. Eventually your camera and computer may not be able to read the data because it is just too jumbled up, and you will be prompted to reformat.

The golden rule is to upload and save pictures on your computer as soon after you have taken them as possible so you do not rely on the card being the only copy you have.
Always buy a few memory cards so you are not constantly worried about space and need to keep deleting shots. When you have to reformat, remember you WILL lose everything on the card. Always use your camera and not your computer to reformat.

Sadly, I don't think you will save your pictures this time. You only thing you could do is take the camera and card to a specialist but short of this being a forensic technical expert, I don't think you will be successful. :-(

Posted on Mar 20, 2008

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