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I had some important pictures on a 128 MB memory card--a friend was fussing with some settings on the camera, and accidentally formatted (low-level format) the memory card. There was no confirmation, or warning that all pictures on the card would be deleted. Now, these many photos are gone, and I am very eager to recover them. Thanks, Patrick

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  • Neil Hamber May 31, 2012

    Formatting won't make the files on a memory card erase permanently.Those erased files are still stored on your memory card, it's just invisible or inaccessible.You can recover them with photo recovery software. But once the deleted files were overwritten by new data,they are gone for good.
    I had managed to retrieve pictures and videos from formatted SD card. I used a porgram called Tenorshare Photo Recovery and it worked.Anyway,you can download it and scan your memory card for free to preview whether your data can be recovered.Get it fromhttp://www.any-data-recovery.com/product...

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I suggest use some revovery program but dont keep much ilussion about this is the solution, sometimes this format condition delete all files. Additionally coul read this article Recovering accidentally deleted or erased files (photos, pictures, videos). Some recomendation software there.

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Compatible cards
xD-Picture Card (16MB – 1GB)
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g“BACKUP Copying pictures in the internal memory to the card” (P.25)
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