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HELP!! Erased SD card

by dawnsden / December 13, 2008 6:07 AM PST

I accidentally erased the photos off of my SD card using the format command on my Panasonic camera. Is there any way I can get those pix back?

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Erased memory card
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / December 13, 2008 10:23 AM PST
In reply to: HELP!! Erased SD card

First....take the card out of the camera and do not use it until you recover the files.

There are several hundred programs that can recover photo files from a memory card.
Almost all of them require you to have a card reader on your computer.

I can not recommend one program over any of the others as I have not had to use any of them so far.

Here is a link to such programs:

Some are freeware, some are shareware and some are retail products.
Pick one that sounds right for you.

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by C.Bassett / December 14, 2008 1:45 PM PST
In reply to: Erased memory card

What brand card is the SD?

If the card is Sandisk, I have a spare copy of Rescue Pro which basically gets all the data off the card, or as much as it can.


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Erased photos
by dawnsden / December 15, 2008 12:08 AM PST
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I would be interested in that program. How do I contact you?

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by C.Bassett / December 15, 2008 9:21 AM PST
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e-mail me at ccwbassett [at] yahoo DOT [com]

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Freeware Recovery Programs
by t00nz / May 24, 2009 1:29 AM PDT
In reply to: HELP!! Erased SD card

I know this is an old post, but this will help others in the same situation. The chances are your photos are still on the card even though you deleted them. You just need the right software and a card reader to retrieve them. The first thing you should do is remove the card from the camera as any follow-on photos that you take may start to overwrite the photos that you'd like to recover.

The following blog article link gives an overview of how to recover accidentally deleted photos, along with reviews and links to freeware recovery software that is available for download here on cnet:

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