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How do I recover the pictures I took fro my canon digital camera. I accidentally press teh format and I lost all the pictures I took. I haven't saved it yet.

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    i plugged it in and nothing happened. how do i get the pictures from the camera to my laptop???

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Firstly don't use the card.
you will need a card reader for your computer
There are many programs that can help you recover faulty formatted or corrupt memory cards. Do a search on google and try a few as some are better than others and some work better in certain situations than others.
searches to try
memory card recovery
memory card repair
Corrupted Memory Card

I wish you the very best of luck..
If I can be of further help drop me a line

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