What happens when you press format and can't retrieve your pictures?
I was on vacation took pictures and pressed format by mistake
and all of my pictures were gone my question is is it permantly
gone because that would make nosense I did not press erase I pressed format.
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If you have a computer and a card reader can connect the camera to the computer- do this
Download image recovery software form www.konvar.com called PC Inspector.
Install the program and follow the prompts - it will pull back all your lost images.
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If you just did a quick format, it's no problem to get them back. But If you had selected (checked) the low-level format box, you may have a problem. In the meantime, take no more pics until you've recovered your photos, take the card out of the camera. This is to reduce the chance of you overwriting some of your "lost" photos. There are many good freeware photo recovery software options that may help you recover your photos. This article reviews and outlines several of the better ones:
Finally AFTER you've recovered your photos, consider formatting your card IN YOUR CAMERA (did you do this when you first got the card? if not, this is what eventually happens). Keep in mind formatting the card will also totally and permanently erase the card. Press menu, then select the tools menu, then scroll down to the selection stating your cards memory capacity and select it. Then follow the on-screen prompts for a "low-level" format. This should help prevent this from happening again in the future.
Hey LucyBe, Yes there is a way to get your image back. You would need to install a data recovery program on your computer, which there are multiple free programs out there that would suit your needs. Once this program is installed connect your memory card to your computer with a card reader, and as long as you haven't overwritten the deleted image you should be able to retrieve it using the recovery software. Sincerely, Allan Go Ahead. Use Us.
Go to www.convar.com and download PC Inpector - this will bring back images on the card.
Upload them you your computer
and then in the camera - select delete all
On the camera CD there is a full manual in PDF format