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Recovering pictures from a memory card after formatting

Formatted memory card.
15 years ago, August 13th 2007 No: 1 Msg: #17874  
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. Reply to this

15 years ago, August 13th 2007 No: 2 Msg: #17876  
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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.
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15 years ago, August 21st 2007 No: 3 Msg: #18275  
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.... Reply to this

14 years ago, June 17th 2008 No: 4 Msg: #38930  
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. Reply to this

14 years ago, June 17th 2008 No: 5 Msg: #38931  
Thank God this isn't LP, as, for my typo above, would have been mercilessly flayed by others😊 Reply to this

14 years ago, June 17th 2008 No: 6 Msg: #38934  
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How to rescue photos from a formatted or damaged memory card.

I've linked to the post here - I formatted the wrong memory card a few weeks ago - and then started taking photos on it!! - almost worst case scenario.

On the plus side - I found an easy to use, reliable free software for memory card image recovery; Art Plus - Digital Photo Recovery

Ps. Know what you mean about being flayed for typos 😉 Reply to this

14 years ago, June 27th 2008 No: 7 Msg: #40150  
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!
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14 years ago, October 3rd 2008 No: 8 Msg: #50662  

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

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14 years ago, November 23rd 2008 No: 9 Msg: #55367  
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! Reply to this

6 years ago, November 29th 2016 No: 10 Msg: #198845  
If you accidentally delete the data or format the card then it doesn't mean that data is erased permanently and can be recover until and unless file is overwritten by new files. So Connect SD card to the computer using card reader. After that download the software and the select the card and start scan process. Once scanning process is completed all your lost data will be recovered. The tool can recover photos from Sandisk, Kingston, Lexar, Transcend and other digital card and is compatible with Windows and Mac both.
http://www.carddata-recovery.com/blog/top-5-tips-to-fix-corrupt-sd-cards-and-recover-data Reply to this

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