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Delete pictures Help, I was messing around in the menu option and i went into the format memory card option, i did not select anything next thing i know it deleted everything on my memory card!!!!

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Use asoftech data recovery program, it helped me many time to recover photos, videos, documents. download the program from
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You pressed "format" on your camera.That meant that you formatted the memory card of your camera.All your pictures are saved on the memory card of your Canon digital camera automatically.You can recover them with photo recovery software. But once the pictures were overwritten by new data,they are gone for good.

I had recovered photos and videos from formatted SD card on my camera with a program called Tenorshare Photo Recovery for Mac and it worked.Anyway,you can download it (Photo Recovery for Windows version is available,too, as I remember) and scan your memory card for free to preview whether your files can be recovered.By the way,it will show you the file name,type,date and size of your files and thumbnails for your pictures that it found on your card.Give it a shot!

Here is a step by step tutorial to guide you recover photos from formatted memory card.

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It sounds like you accidentally format your camera memory card. Don't worry! As long as you've not save anything new on this camera since then, you do have chances to get all your pictures back.
In fact, nowadays, the formatting process will not actually wipe out everything off from your camera memory card. But, these deleted files still can be easily rewritten by anything new on the same camera memory card. So, take care!
Firstly, stop using this camera immediately till you've saved all your deleted pictures.
Secondly, plunge this camera to your computer and prepare to retrieve all your deleted photos.
Thirdly, apply a camera data recovery freeware to retrieve all your deleted photos back successfully:
http://blog4mark.blogspot.com/2012/12/photo-recovery-after-delete.html
I believe this data recovery 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 camera.
Fourthly, save and back up all the restored photos on a different camera memory card or drive in case of data recovery failure.
Note: Never forget to back up everything important at least on two cards or locations in the future.
Good luck!

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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.

You can either plug in you camera to the PC as it should appear as a “Removable Drive” or put the card in a card reader attached to your PC.

Next, 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/prwindetail.html.

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 recover your pictures to your PC safely!

Please take a moment to rate this solution & let us know if the information given was useful to you – Good Luck!

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