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Desperate! photo SD card says "not Formatted" is all lost!?

Old Apr 12th, 2013, 03:52 AM
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Oops, sorry, I did not see you had already tried that. I hope the data recovery place works. My store has the technology to recover most photos, but maybe this case is very different.
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Old Apr 12th, 2013, 07:43 AM
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This thread is almost 2 years old; the OP never came back to report if the images were recovered.
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Old Jun 4th, 2013, 06:07 PM
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I was wonder whether this problem has been solved, because I have the same problem now, I tried the suggestions above and none of them helped.
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Old Jun 5th, 2013, 02:16 AM
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I have got my problem solved! I found an article about how to fix memory card not formatted error and recover data from the memory card:
http://www.asoftech.com/articles/fix...ted-error.html

It helped me get back all my photos that I thought I never be able to restore.
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Old Jun 5th, 2013, 03:10 AM
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julianw, thanks for the update. Maybe the OP had the same success. I know it would make me sick to lose all my trip photos.
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Old Apr 23rd, 2015, 08:42 PM
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Old Apr 24th, 2015, 03:37 AM
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This could also be a reason for not using a mega pixel card for an entire trip. Use several?
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Old Apr 24th, 2015, 03:54 AM
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I even take two cameras, plus my phone. I am so paranoid about losing my photos that I take important photos with all three cameras. I also back them up on my iPad daily. Told you I was paranoid!
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Old Apr 24th, 2015, 04:45 AM
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Challiman, if you are truly that paranoid then I suggest you look into getting Eye-Fi memory cards (or similar). I have one and I have been very, very pleased with it.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=as_li_ss...BQ2THRZOZ45SSV
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Old Apr 24th, 2015, 04:56 AM
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That looks interesting, sparkchaser. I'll have to look into it further to see if I can use that to transfer pictures to my Fire using hotel wifi...
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Old Apr 24th, 2015, 05:04 AM
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It really is a nifty device.
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Old Apr 24th, 2015, 06:05 AM
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Our very knowledgeable IT type children SWEAR by Eye-fi cards.
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Old May 6th, 2015, 01:02 AM
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Thanks for your useful post. Last weekend, my Canon camera memory card also got the same not formatted error and all my taken graduation pictures were inaccessible without any format. But, I knew that formatting process would also erase everything inside and made them all gone. So, in order to extract them all out successfully, I searched and read many relates posts to find data recovery software could help take original photos out from that not formatted card.
Fortunately, after trying many data recovery software online, I finally recovered and accessed many memory card photos.
I just get many useful helps from this article:
http://www.icare-recovery.com/faq/me...ted-error.html
Hope it also give your guys useful clues.
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Old May 6th, 2015, 01:07 AM
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<i>I knew that formatting process would also erase everything inside and made them all gone.</i>

Not true. Formatting simply erases the file allocation table. Any memory forensics tool can recover "lost" data from a formatted source.
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Old May 12th, 2015, 05:35 AM
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sparkchaser,

My Eye-fi card arrived yesterday. Took lest than 5 minutes to install the free app on my Fire and figure out. Works perfectly. Thanks for mentioning this nifty device. Just what I needed.
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Old May 12th, 2015, 06:07 AM
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Glad to hear you like it. I love mine.
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Old Jul 4th, 2015, 09:47 AM
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I was on a trip to Brussels and I was clicking photos with my phone, and suddenly i got error saying that "Memory card removed unexpectedly" as I was in a hurry I did not check it and continue clicking photos. When I came back home i got to know that my phone is not showing my sd card and all my photos are gone from gallery, only photos which I clicked after I got the error were in phone memory. I turned off and started the phone, removed SD card and put it back again but nothing was working. My phone was not showing SD card at all. I connected my micro sd card to computer but in my computer i could only see drive icon with no information about total space and remaining space. After double clicking on drive i was getting messenger "The drive is not formatted, do you want to format it ?". I tried defragmentation, disk error checking but nothing was working. My micro sd card was having all the photos right from the beginning also I had not taken backup of it. I spent almost a month researching about how to recover data from damaged/corrupted micro sd card but nothing was working. My filesystem has been changed to raw so I tried various softwares to recover data from raw drive but it was all in vain.luckily one day while browsing i came across one person who recovers data from flash drives and sd cards using specialized technique. He works in Germany with firm name as "recoverfab" i went through his website and saw his methods to recover the data which was not at all software related but his emphasise was on recovery through hardware unlike most of the other firms in market. There is also video on YouTube about his work. So i sent him my sd card by post and after receiving the sd card i immediately got confirmation email and he told me my job will complete in approximately three days. I was waiting eagerly and the next day i got email saying 100% of my data has been recovered. I was sooooo happy. I would happily suggest everyone who is facing similar kind of issue to try contacting recoverfab.
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Old Jul 7th, 2015, 11:35 PM
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If you stop taking new photos, you can still get them back with sd card data recovery.
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Old Oct 3rd, 2015, 02:37 AM
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You can recover all your photos from SD card within a minute using Data Recovery Software. The software supports many amazing features and recovery modes that help the user in recovering the lost data. I have also used this tool and this is the best tool that I have ever used in my entire life.

To know more in detail, visit: http://www.mytechlogy.com/IT-blogs/8...ng-a-software/
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Old Nov 3rd, 2015, 10:32 AM
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Jujubean......please tell me the outcome to this problem. I have the exact problem now and can not loose all the photos on my card.
HELP!
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