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Old Aug 9, 2006, 1:04 PM   #1
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Just got back from a great day out at a big country park. I've just been browsing the 150 images I have taken, removing the handful of slightly bad shots before waiting for 3 hours for them to transfer onto my PC, when I selected delete all instead of delete image by accident!!!

What a fool!! An entire day of careful shooting gone in 10 seconds! And I had some fantastic landscape pics too.

That's the first time I've ever done that. Partly due to fatigue since I'd only had 4 hours sleep and a very long day, partly due to the fact that my camera is new.

Has that ever happened to anybody else?
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Old Aug 9, 2006, 2:55 PM   #2
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Yes AND I WAS SO ANGRY :angry:
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Old Aug 9, 2006, 3:00 PM   #3
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I've only done that once.. and thank god they were only test shots but there was one or two that I DID want to keep.

I would be super mad if I ever did that.. but I rarely go through and delete shots..
I usually just detele it before the review shuts off If I don't like it.


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Old Aug 9, 2006, 3:07 PM   #4
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lol how stupid, i feel sorry for you, man. Ive nearly done it some times but the stubborn p850 joystick is hard to press and for that it has saved alot of cursing and swearing.:-):shock:
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Old Aug 9, 2006, 3:13 PM   #5
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Yes I have done that right after I got the camera and I had a lot of shot on it and man was I tick off
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Old Aug 9, 2006, 3:14 PM   #6
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Never did that but I have brushed my teeth with shaving cream.
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Old Aug 9, 2006, 3:33 PM   #7
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And shave your chin with toothpaste?
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Old Aug 9, 2006, 5:01 PM   #8
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No I haven't, but.....

There is something you can do!! Here you can either download the free trial of this product or buy it, it still should work... Here just follow these steps.... If you have already taken more pictures after you deleted them this will probably not work, but you could give it a try!

-http://www.iolo.com/sr/4/

-Click download free trial, follow steps.

-Shut down your computer and boot it up.

-Plug in your camera and turn it on.

-Open the program.

-Click Recover deleted pictures and movies.

-Select Camera

-Select the drive your camera is in.

-Select your options.

-In the options menu click Smart Scan.

-If it doesn't find it in Smart Scan, use Perform sector-level using Strong Scan Technology.

-If that doesn't work, use both.

-If that doesn't work, you probably formatted your card or deleted the pictures by accident and took new ones, so it basically overwrote the other ones.

-If none of this works then they are definitely gone for good.

Sorry if none of this works.

shooting_rubber.




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Old Aug 9, 2006, 5:11 PM   #9
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Were you shooting jpeg? If so, you can probably get them back with Dgital Image Recovery (it's free). In most cases, even formatting a card won't overwrite the images.

This one doesn't support raw files but it works with jpeg. You can download it using this link:

http://www.foto-erhardt.de/foto-forum/download.php?id=2

Here is a popular commercial program that will recover raw or jpeg files. You can download a trial version to see if it's going to work before buying it:

http://www.datarescue.com/photorescue/

If the two utilities I mentioned above can't get them back for you, here's an open source program you may want to try.

It's designed to work with severely corrupted file systems by looking for header information specific to many image types in order to try and reconstruct them (and your problem is much simpler).

Here is the link:

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec

If the commonly available recovery programs don't seem to work with a USB attached camera, try using them with a card reader instead (they're very inexpensive).

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Old Aug 9, 2006, 5:36 PM   #10
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Thanks for this fellas.

Tried Shooting Rubber's suggestion. It wouldn't detect my camera!
Tried the second suggestion... Same deal.

I've taken one photo since the erasure... Hope that's not wrapped it up

My P880 isn't showing as a removable drive... I think that's the problem with this software.
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