Having problems with your Vivitar ViviCam 5100 Digital Camera ?

Vivitar5100 format I was trying to ture my pictures from vert. to horiz..I went to the setup menu and saw FORMAT and thought this is the place to ture my pictures WRONG it seems that I have lost all 132 pictures.Is there anything I can do to regain them please help.


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First do not panic! It is possible to recover your pictures if you take care. Take the card from the camera (powered off)and if it has a "write protect" tab then lock it now. Do not try and write anything to the card or you risk causing more problems.\015\012\015\012If you are comfortable with using a PC then you can download a FREE utility that will recover your photos from the following link:\015\012\015\012http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec\015\012\015\012If you need something a little more "user friendly" then you will need to buy the software. If you search the web for photo recovery software you will find many.\015\012One I have used successfully is RescuePro that used to be bundled with some Sandisk products. Now you can get it from the link below:\015\012\015\012http://www.lc-tech.com/software/rescueprodetail.html\015\012\015\012You can try the demo to see what you can recover before buying.\015\012\015\012Remember - Do NOT try & write anything back to the card until you can recovered your pictures to your PC safely!\015\012\015\012Please update the question & let us know if the information given was useful to you - Good Luck!
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Vivitar5100 format I was trying to ture my pictures from vert. to horiz..I went to the setup menu and saw FORMAT and thought this is the place to ture my pictures WRONG it seems that I have lost all 132 pictures.Is there anything I can do to regain them please help.


First do not panic! It is possible to recover your pictures if you take care. Take the card from the camera (powered off)and if it has a "write protect" tab then lock it now. Do not try and write anything to the card or you risk causing more problems ... Vivitar ViviCam 5100 Digital Camera

I have a pentax optio A30 with 2.0 gb card. I took pictures last night of my grandsons birthday and was viewing them in the camera as I took them. Tonight I went to put them on my computer and i get a message on my camera that says " card not formatted" and I cannot find my pictures in the camera, and I cannot upload them at all - I was just looking at them last night. I have not done anything with my camera. HELP!!! How could I have lost my grandson's pictures when they were all there last nig


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Please help, i have lost a lot of pictures from my camera and i have a horrible feeling i pressed the format button without realising what id done. Are all my pictures lost?


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Lost pictures? We were trying to make more space for the camera and I went to the menu and clicked on "format", then checked the low level format and clicked ok. It then said to wait. Afterwards no pictures were on there. Were they saved somewhere or did I lose them?


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I have a samsung digimax v5-5mega pixels. I have been trying to change the time because we have gone off daylight savings. Now on the screen I have come up with it says format set:ok what does this mean have I lost all the pictures. Have I lost all of my pictures? What can I do?


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Pictures Lost I was looking at my Vacation Pictures (there was like 450) one night. While I was looking at one picture, I pushed the menu button and saw and thing that said FORMAT. I got a little curious and pushed it. A minute later the LCD screen said NO IMAGE. I turned of the camera and turned it back on and went to look at the pictures and again it said no image. How do I get my pictures back? Did I delete them? HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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I have a Canon PowerShot A550. I was resetting some of my features and accidentally pushed format. As you know, that automatically erased all my pictures. I had some very important pictures on there that I wanted to keep. Isn't there a recycle bin or something so that you can retrieve your pictures? It would be a shame if, because of human error, I lost all of my pictures. Please advise. Thank you, Dottie


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I was viewing my pictures in my camera and I went to menu-setup-down to format and I pushed set and then execute and it eased ALL of my pictures!! And I don't understand how I lost all of my pictures since I was not in the "delete" or trash ben? Please HELP!! Is there anyway I can get those pictures back?


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