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    Hi, how do I retrieve files that are formatted? I've overwritten all 20+ pics since the format. Sim Lim can't help...I've tried online software but they don't help either. Does anyone have any ideas?

    Model, Nikon 5600, Sandisk 256mb.

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    Default Re: Retrieving files from formatted card

    Lexar's Image Recovery 2.0 might help.

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    Sandisk Rescue Pro

    Dun be surprised if you found old images
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    Wonder if the TS make a copy of the contents (The Sandisk image rescue) of his card before performing the initial format.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gemtsoi
    Hi, how do I retrieve files that are formatted? I've overwritten all 20+ pics since the format. Sim Lim can't help...I've tried online software but they don't help either. Does anyone have any ideas?

    Model, Nikon 5600, Sandisk 256mb.
    I doubt you can recover IF you filled up your memory card after you formatted it. Nonetheless can try Sandisks Rescue Pro. Read good stuff on that.

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    Default Re: Retrieving files from formatted card

    Format doesn't make the image goes away, it just destroys the FATs pointing to the data on the card which signifies the sector can be written with new data.

    However, overwriting the card after formatting with new data will make it impossible to retrieve the previous data before formatting.

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    Thanks everyone for your replies.

    BTW, I did have copies in a friend's computer...but it crashed and he reformatted it...call it suay.

    The sim lim guys said I'll lose the part which is overwritten but technically I can retrieve the other pics.. but somehow it doesn't work.. does it mean there are really no ways to get them back? I've tried the software mentioned, but they couldn't scan beyond the 20+ pics.
    Last edited by gemtsoi; 19th July 2006 at 11:31 PM.

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    Can, as long as it's formatted not overwritten, you can retrieve the pics no matter how many times you've formatted the card.

    I've retrieved images from card/HDD countless of times before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsybitsyspidy
    I doubt you can recover IF you filled up your memory card after you formatted it. Nonetheless can try Sandisks Rescue Pro. Read good stuff on that.

    it will.. i try before already ..

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    Default Re: Retrieving files from formatted card

    Quote Originally Posted by Luval
    it will.. i try before already ..
    Maybe Luval can try to help him?

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    Default Re: Retrieving files from formatted card

    Quote Originally Posted by ipin
    Wonder if the TS make a copy of the contents (The Sandisk image rescue) of his card before performing the initial format.
    SanDisk does not put their RescuePRO on the CF card. Only LEXAR does..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luval
    it will.. i try before already ..
    How did you do that?

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    Try Photorescue, it isn't a free software but a friend of mine has it and he helped me recover some images from a card I accidentally formated. It recovered files up to 4 generations. Hope this helps out.

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    Thanks, I'll try Photorescue

    If it doesn't work though, does anyone have any recommendations for shops that service cards...something like that?

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    Default Re: Retrieving files from formatted card

    Quote Originally Posted by Luval
    it will.. i try before already ..
    . You can't recover something that already overwrite. How you do that? Please tell us this important innovation... .

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