Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A640 Digital Camera ?

I was trying to resize my photos and i hit format memory card help did I lose everything?


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If the operation was completed for formatting a memory card was completed, yes. Everything in the memory card was just deleted. But you can still retrive them though, you can try downloading some softwares available online for accidental deletion of files. Hope this helps.. Cheers!
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