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spinning Dec 13, 2003 11:38 AM

help is there anyway to retrive files from my card....???
Some how I hit reformate and lost all of my pictures.. Any idea or way to retrieve them?

sjms Dec 13, 2003 11:46 AM

yes there is. see steves utilities software. your info is still in there the header has been reset . as long as you don't use it before you recover it its safe.

if they don't work then go here to the killer app

this is the best but it costs $30. it will recover other formats like RAW too.

you will need a usb card reader too as they don't work through the camera.

JimC Dec 13, 2003 12:33 PM

Here's a free program that will find and recover all possible deleted files (that have not been overwritten).

The web page is in German, but the installation will allow you to select English as the Language.

Here is the same page (translated into English by Google):

You will see a download link for "Digital Image Recovery: on the page. If you have trouble finding it, here is the direct download link to the software:

The download is compressed (.zip file), so you will need pkunzip.exe or winzip (or another utility capable of extracting the installation .exe file to install it. You can download an eval copy of winzip here:

Note: the install will let you choose English as a language. It's very simple to use (pick the drive letter for your Memory Card from a list, and it will find and recover any files on the drive that have not been overwritten). Your Camera must be visible as a Drive Letter if you don't have a Card Reader.

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