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Recovering lost images in the camera

My son changed the picture size on my camera and for some reason this change deleted all the pictures I had taken with my camera. These were pictures of our son's wedding. Is there any way to recover these images? When trying to download, the camera says that there are "no images". Same when I try to go and review the pictures
I really need help, these pictures were invaluable.

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Aside from spending a healthy sum of money on data recovery software, or paying someone to do such. Your photos are gone for good. If ANY photos were attempted after the changes were made, chances are that your old photos have been overwritten & even data recovery, with exception to the FBI, will not help.

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You might be able to try PictureDoctor. It's a program that you can download that might be able to retrieve the lost images. It's not a guarantee, but it's worth a try. I can't say how good it is though. I've never used it.
Oh and chances are, the resize didn't delete your pictures. Maybe your son accidentally reformatted your card on accident. But even then, there should still be some information on the card. If the Picture Doctor doesn't work, try going to your local camera store (Not something like Kits Cameras, but like a local photographer.)

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