Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD500 / IXUS 700 Digital Camera ?

I have a ixus 700. I was trying to make more space for pics and I went to format and checked "low level format" and clicked ok. Afterwards I couldn't find my pics. Were they saved somewhere or did i lose them.


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Normally I'd be optimistic, except that you selected the worst case of low-level format. You can try the following freeware programs, but recommend starting with PC Inspector Smart Recovery, and let it run all night in intensive recovery mode:
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