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Restoring SD Card from ActiveSync Backup

I have a 1GB SD Card that was functioning fine. This morning the card showed corrupted and asked to reformat. I foolishly allowed the reformat thinking my files were backed up. I perform a continuos backup each time my PDA conncects to laptop. I also perform full backups. The last full backup was 10 days ago. After backing up No SD Card File! Can I restore my SD Card files?

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I am fairly sure that you are out of luck. The Active Sync backup does not backup SD card data.

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If you didn't backup the sd card contents into the pc then no, but if you did then its a yes.

I myself take a full copy of the contents of my sd cards now and then into my desktop computer, and incase a problem happens I can restore the files.

You can try a file recovery program like file scavenger.
http://www.quetek.com/prod02.htm TRY THE FREE DEMO FIRST don't buy the program unless it can recover your files.

I own the program myself and its great but try it first.

Format itself doesn't delete any files it only marks it as free space.

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