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Accidentally Formatted SmartMedia card!

I recently spent two months in Australia with a great group of people and we took tons of pictures using our digital cameras. Anyhow, a few of were fiddling around with another girl's camera when a third person accidentally formatted all of her pictures from the past two weeks. She took one more picture on that card to check if there were actually all gone (she discovered they were). After that, I quickly stopped her and told her not to take anymore photos using that memory card since I thought that it might still be possible to recover the images by either using some program or by sending the card into a data recovery place. Anyhow, she has a PNY 128MB Smart Media card and the pictures were taken using a Fujifilm FinePix S602Zoom digital camera. I've checked a few places online that suggest that the pictures can be recovered, but they all note that they recover from "corrupted" drives/cards. My first thoughts were that by formatting the card, the camera basically just freed up all that space and told the camera that the pictures didn't exist and that it could write over that disk space. In actuality, the pictures are still there, just not recognized. Is this correct or are the pictures gone for good? Also, if you think that we could still recover the pictures, does any know of any companies that you know to be, or have heard to be, reliable and offer a competitive price? Or is there any software that you know of that you know to have recovered photos from formatted cards?

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Re: Accidentally Formatted SmartMedia card!

Dont worry, you are able to recover lost files from formatted smartmedia memory card. You may take a look at this memory card recovery guide that helped me before:
Recover formatted files from memory card
hope this helps you get back your files.

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Re: Accidentally Formatted SmartMedia card!

The program I have had gret success with is "smart recovery, it is very easy to use and best of all it's free. It's available here: http://www.softwarepatch.com/software/smartrecovery.html In an attempt to reproduce your problem I tried formatting my card which had 5 images on it. I then run smart recovery and it found all 5 images plus 32 other previously erased images, one of which was corrupted. ( I didn't restore these on the card so the card was still formatted and empty) I then took another picture on the card and run smart image again, it again found 37 images, the corrupted one had been replaced by my new image. You do need to do this with a card reader on your PC, it is unlikely to work with your camera connected directly to the computer. Good luck

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Re: Accidentally Formatted SmartMedia card!

You're right. Formatting in-camera will only reset the two File Allocation Tables, which act as a pointer to where the data really resides. The data (pictures) should remain safe until they are overwritten (the File Allocation Tables will have been marked to show their positions as being overwriteable). There are lots of solutions, the most expensive, is to send the card to a data recovery place (I don't know from your profile, where you are, but Fuji UK has a very good data recovery department, for just such a problem). Another way, is to use data recovery software. These, on the whole, work very well, and vary in price from zero, to a few hundred bucks. I've found little difference in quality between them. However, the easiest and currently most popular, seems to be F-Recovery... http://www.filerecoverytools.com/products/fr_smartmedia/ It is no better than most of the freeware tools out there, it's just easier for a novice to follow.

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