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How to Recover Accidentally Deleted Photos from a Digital Camera

 
Ken Marshall
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quotePosted at 10:11 on 18th January 2013

My wife accidentally deleted all the photos on her camera's memory card when she pressed the wrong button on her digital camera. She took the camera to a camera shop and the sales person used an expensive computer program to retrieve all the photos from the camera's memory.

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quotePosted at 10:28 on 18th January 2013
Because after deleting a photo/s, the images are still there until they're overwritten by newer photos. The Delete button has stopped the camera from accessing them so it thinks they're not there.
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Dave John
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quotePosted at 10:34 on 18th January 2013
Ken, you can do this your self if you download a FREE software program. Put   RECUVA  into Google seach box and you will get directed to a site where you will be able to download this program. it is very good and i have used it on several occasions. Main thing when you do have an incident like this is to NOT use the card as soon as you realiose the problem as this can affect the ability of the program to recover lost files.
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Ken Marshall
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quotePosted at 10:44 on 18th January 2013

Thanks Dave.That's good to know.I guess a lot of people wouldn't know photos can be recovered and would be devastated.

Back in 1979 before digital cameras were invented, my father took a lot of photos in Great Britain and Europe.When he returned to Australia and had his photos developed, all the photos were blank.He wrote a letter to the airline company and asked if x-rays could delete photos and was told they couldn't. All he had left were some postcards.I don't know what he did wrong.Maybe he left the lens cap on but I doubt it. Fortunately, with  a digital camera we can recover photos.

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Edward Lever
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quotePosted at 13:43 on 18th January 2013

The comments regarding camera memory cards apply equally to any computer storage media...deleted files are not actually deleted but are flagged as being disk space which may be over-written. This is why recovery software might sometimes only recover a fragment of the original image, particularly if the card has continued to have been used.  Having said that, it is amazing what can be recovered, even from cards that have been re-formatted.  I have used a programme from SanDisk called RescuePro with great success, which used to be bundled free with some SanDisk Memory Cards. Unfortunately, SanDisk no longer support this programme, but there are many others. 



Edited by: Edward Lever at:18th January 2013 13:46
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Dave John
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quotePosted at 14:15 on 18th January 2013
Yes, i have used RescuePro in the past and absolutely amazing how deep it was able to scan. RECUVA is very similar but maybe not quite as powerful but i have always hade reasonable results from it.
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quotePosted at 13:50 on 30th April 2013

I have removed the two software advertising messages from this thread, mostly because of where they came from.

POE policy is that advertising is not allowed in the threads but should anyone wish to advertise on POE they are able to purchase space.

Thank you CathyML exactly right!



Edited by: Ron Brind at:30th April 2013 20:43
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Jason King
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quotePosted at 09:47 on 22nd October 2013
Hello, in fact it is possible to recover deleted photos from a camera. When a file is deleted from a camera, it doesn't mean that the file has been wiped from camera, the files system just make a "deleted" flag to the data, which means we can't see it as normal. It means that until new data is saved to the space where the original data was, thus overwritten, it will still be available to recover and therefore you can try to use Card Data Recovery for deleted photos from camera.


Edited by: Ron Brind at:22nd October 2013 13:13
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rustyruth
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quotePosted at 14:55 on 22nd October 2013
Oh dear, that is an awful lot of photos to lose John. I'm paranoid about backing up now after we lost a whole bunch of photos from a trip to France in 2007.  The laptop we had at the time was dodgy so as we were going around France I backed up to a CD, and it was the CD that got lost, now I tend to back up to the internet and I'm careful where I store my CD's.
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quote | editPosted at 11:03 on 24th October 2013
Hi, Ken. Don't worry.
There is a third party to help recover photos from your camera.
Kvisoft Mac Data Recovery is the great recovery tool for you. Here is the guide:
http://www.kvisoft.com/tutorials/recover-deleted-files-from-digital-camera.html

Edited by: james prescott at:24th October 2013 14:04
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