Formatted memory card.
Erm... so this is not about travel per say(spelling?) but...
I have managed to erase 700 pictures from my camera(CANON A640) BY FORMATTING THE CARD. hOW CAN i RECOVER THESE? Can anyone recommend a programme or specialist( I.m in Zhongshan, Guangdong China)
Any help would be great if any of you have experienced the same in the past- I now now that to format is to wipe
At least 300 of the pictures were saved elsewhwere.
All is not lost... and I completely understand the feeling!
1) Put the memory card to one side - don't use it!
2) You'll need access to a computer
3) This is a list of file recovery programs - ODP File recovery
- you need to download, install and these - look for the freeware (really free software) ones first.
If you can't do this now - I suggest buying a new card and waiting until you get home until you can work on this.
Oh bummer, I wish I'd known you could recover theM! I did that on the advice of a fellow backpacker and wiped 2 weeks worth of photos. Everyone I'd asked said 'bad luck no way to get them back'! Sigh....
I am aswering Emuliy here.
I tried to use the recovery programs, became frustrated (I'm not the world's greatest when it comes to computers and from the exstensive list, I only found time to locate programs that would have cost me something) and then gave up, but, I'm sure that with persistance you could get formatted pictures back.
Good luck if this happens to you, I know it's crushing at first, but, from another perspective, we don't just travel to take pictures- the things of greater value stay with you none-the-less.
Thank God this isn't LP, as, for my typo above, would have been mercilessly flayed by others
Try Smart Flash Recovery: http://www.smartpctools.com/flash_recovery/index1.html
Its worked wonders form me - not to mention its sooo small and light!
You can recover it using Stellar phoenix photo recovery software which works well for MAC OS, Windows and memory card. In this way you can easily recover the deleted files from corrupted or damaged memory card. Download demo version and see the preview of recovered files: http://www.photo-recovery-software.com
Another free tool to add to the list is Recuva
Recuva (pronounced "recover") is a freeware Windows utility to restore files that have been accidentally deleted from your computer. This includes files emptied from the Recycle bin as well as images and other files that have been deleted by user error from digital camera memory cards or MP3 players. It will even bring back files that have been deleted by bugs, crashes and viruses!