Try Recuva. Its free. Do a deep scan on the drive and see if it can recover the files.
i tried this again for the second time and i did retrieve a lot of the pictures. i did not get any from his bday party last year but i will try it again and see if i can any of them. i also would like to know if i tried to get them of my camera is there a possiblity that i can.
thanks very much for your help.