Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD850 IS / IXUS 950 IS Digital Camera ?

Accidental reformatting of memory card

\015 My son accidentally pushed the button to format the memory card and lost all our saved photos. I went back and looked at the manual and it says that this erases all images, but "not completely" because the process "merely changes the file management data." Is there ANY way to recover all the hundreds of shots he lost?\015

Answers :

First do not panic! It is possible to\015\012recover your pictures if you take care. Take the card from the camera (powered\015\012off) and if it has a "write protect" tab then lock it now. Do not try\015\012and write anything to the card or you risk causing more problems.
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\015\012\015\012You can either plug in you camera to the PC\015\012as it should appear as a “Removable\015\012 Drive” or put the card in a card reader attached\015\012to your PC.
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\015\012\015\012Next, if you are comfortable with using a\015\012PC then you can download a FREE utility that will recover your photos from the\015\012following link:
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\015\012\015\012http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec
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\015\012\015\012If you need something a little more\015\012"user friendly" then you will need to buy the software. If you search\015\012the web for photo recovery software you will find many.
\015\012\015\012One I have used successfully is RescuePro\015\012that used to be bundled with some Sandisk products. Now you can get it from the\015\012link below:
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\015\012\015\012http://www.lc-tech.com/software/prwindetail.html.
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\015\012\015\012You can try the demo to see what you can\015\012recover before buying.
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\015\012\015\012Remember - Do NOT try & write anything\015\012back to the card until you can recover your pictures to your PC safely!
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\015\012\015\012Please take a moment to rate this solution\015\012& let us know if the information given was useful to you – Good Luck!
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