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I have a canon PowerShot SD200 Digital Elph and I was tinkering with it. I went into the "tools" section and selected "format memory card". When I did this all the images that I had saved seem to be lost. Are they or is there some way that I can retrieve the images?

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Hi,jbeckenhauer! You can recover your lost images from your Canon PowerShot digital camera with a Canon Photo Recovery program: http://www.canon-photo-recovery.com/ Best wishes!

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First do not panic! It is possible to recover your pictures if you take care. Take the card from the camera (powered off)and if it has a "write protect" tab then lock it now. Do not try and write anything to the card or you risk causing more problems.

If you are comfortable with using a PC then you can download a FREE utility that will recover your photos from the following link:

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec

If you need something a little more "user friendly" then you will need to buy the software. If you search the web for photo recovery software you will find many.
One I have used successfully is RescuePro that used to be bundled with some Sandisk products. Now you can get it from the link below:

http://www.lc-tech.com/software/rescuepr...

You can try the demo to see what you can recover before buying.

Remember - Do NOT try & write anything back to the card until you can recovered your pictures to your PC safely!

Please update the question & let us know if the information given was useful to you - Good Luck!

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