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What does it mean to format pictures? I didnt mean to format them and now all of my pictures are gone.


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Format command usually relates to the media card, and effectively wipes it for future use.
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\015\012However, all is not lost UNTIL you overwrite the formatted card.
\015\012(Format doesn't really wipe the card, it just removes the indexes, thereby making the space available for future use).
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\015\012If the card is freshly formatted, then you can usually recover the pictures by using commercial products such as "Undelete". These work by recreating the indexes, and are usually very effective if the card has not been used since formatting.
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\015\012Costs and results vary - but if you look up "undelete software" on google, you will be offered an array of possibilities - from freeware (no cost) through to around $50.
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\015\012First thing to do is to stop using that card until your recovery has been performed.
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\015\012Photo shops (camera stores, or processors) see this kind of error most days, and will be able to sort you out, if it all seems too daunting.
You aren\\'t actually formatting pictures - you are formatting the media the pictures are on.
If you selected yes - your pictures are indeed gone.
There are a few options for retrieval, but they can get costly.
Technically - they are still there - as long as another file hasn\\'t been written on the device with the same name.
Refrain from taking pictures until you decide what you are going to do.


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