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Hey guys,

I have a Canon SD 110, my friend was looking at it to see how much memoy is being used, Well, in order to find that out he went into the format menu and yes as you guessed he formatted my pictures!! ahh! The thing that kills me is why doesn't Canon add a confirm feature? I mean your in the format menu and with touch of the wrong button that's it all files are lost...
Anyways, ive been trying some programs to recover these photos but im not getting much luck. Some of these programs are great but I need a memorycard reader which I don't have.

I was wondering if anyone can recommend me a recovery program that allows you to recover formatted pics from a direct connection(camera to pc via usb) instead of using a memory card reader

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CM,

Does your camera show up as a drive or as a camera in "My Computer" when you connect via USB? I think if it only shows up as a camera then you are SOL. FYI, I did "undelete" a bunch of pictures from a CF card using a card reader. I forget the name of the software. It was free and took about a hour or so to get 10 images.
 

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No its shows up as a Camera, not as a Drive letter. Thats why some of these programs im using aren't working cause they look for a drive letter.
Is there a way of changing this?
 

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There's software around that will recover the deleted images. I have used it and it works well. Google "restoration.zip"
 

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Great file I must say, but it wont help, cause your missing the point. When I plug in my camera, XP doesn't automatically convert it to a drive it just says "canon camera" so because of this, when I use a program such as "restore.zip" on the list all I have is the usual a: and C: drive.

I need a program that enables those connections or a way to make XP change the camera connection into a drive.
 

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Sorry cookiemonster, I missed one of your posts. There is info on the Canon site re USB drivers, etc. Maybe this might help you....good luck.
 

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CM,

Check your camera to see if there is a setting for "connection mode". Some devices like cameras allow you to set it to multimedia or normal where in multimedia mode it appears as a drive rather than a camera. Worth a shot.
 

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If you get a card reader and put your card in that, it will show up as a drive letter. Then you can use any file recovery software to get your pictures back.
 

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I know with my digital camera; when I was running W2K it showed up as a drive letter, but when I went to XP it shows up as a camera.

Maybe find somebody who's running 2000?
 

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james99 said:
external readers are cheap and i prefer not to connect my camera to the PC.
Ditto! I just sold a card reader on ebay for $10US - could read pretty much any flash memory.
 

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There's a good range.

If it's worth the Lexar name spend $41:
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1069877&CatId=942

If not (and I don't think it is worth it, though I own a Lexar one too):
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1215787&CatId=942
a 17-in-1 for $18 :) though it looks like you may need to buy the usb cable if you haven't a spare.

This one at $21 comes with a cable:
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1239479&CatId=942.

Or hit your closest big box store and expect to pay a couple dollars more (worth it if you need to use that card before the delivery from an e-tailer would arrive).

Cheers - Graham.
 

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Splash said:
use it then return it...
If you need to use it, buy it. End of story. It's a $20 dollar part and beyond the ethical issue (an important one to me mind you) it will improve your transfer rates to your PC dramatically if you're doing any editing.
 

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OK guys I need your help again!!
I finally bought a card reader, it was on sale at futureshop 8 in 1 for $20
Anyways, ive tried several image recovery software and i'm not having much luck.

Some software would recover the images, but they end up being blanks
Can someone recommend me what they use?
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First off when you deleted the pictures from the card did you do anything that might have written data to the drive? If you did that might have overwritten the deleted images. I can't seem to find the software I used. Too bad because it was freeware too.
 

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Well, let me explain what exactly happened. I have a canon Sd110 and I went on a trip took a couple of nice photos, I went to the menu screen to see how much data I have left and in order to do that you have to be in the format window. Anyways, by mistake i formatted the card, because by my surprise their wasnt any prompt feature to confirm! so it was easy to make that mistake. Oddly, I have a sandisk 512 before this happen my camera was reading 512b and now its only reading 489mb? I hope someone here can answer that too. But anyways, I lost the pictures and yes of course I started taking pictres afterwards, would that completely make it impossible to restore the previous pictures?

Thanks
 
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