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Will formatting my SD card delete my photos ?

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March 7, 2013 7:25:27 PM

I have a Canon Power Shot SD 750 digital camera. I have not used it in several months until recently. Well I was checking out all the different functions and playing around with and screwed up. I have pictures in the past few months and last month that I would like to recover and can't, Since I pressed the Format function . It reformated to what i have know idea. I didn't even know what the format was before. All I know was I have tried different free online programs which looked promising when loading the pictures on my PC but came up flat. It did load older pics but I'm interested in the past 6 months to recover. Is there any way I can recover those pictures after a stupid mistake I did. Mostly my son's wedding shower pictures. Help Me Please!!!!
June 26, 2013 7:39:35 PM

OK! Have you restored your photos back? What kind of format did you do, the quick format?
The quick formatting often could not completely erase your saved data. It is only the space used to save your photos that has been marked as "available room" for new data. So, one always could restore his original data back by applying a data recovery program.
So, as long as you've not write new data to overwrite your original photos, you also could try to get them back at the aid of data recovery program.
So, just download a SD card data recovery freeware online to help you:

Note: You should never format your memory card or drive without a data backup in the future.
March 7, 2014 2:04:04 AM

Immediately stop using this SD card and keep it away from any new files before you’ve restored all your data.
Insert it to your computer with a card reader and select a data recovery tool like PhotoRec, 4Card Recovery and Recuva, etc, to get back your needed data back.
No matter which one tool you will use, just act carefully in case of any further data loss.
Note: Formatting process may increase the difficulty of complete data recovery. So, you should always back up all important data and do not easily format a card or drive in the future.
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March 8, 2014 12:54:28 AM

Formatting SD card does not erase the files permanently! Just download and install a data recovery tool, then get them back.
June 27, 2014 9:00:08 AM

I was so worried, I found these same answers over and over again but, what I did was I kept plugging my whole canonEOS100D in instead of just putting the SD card so finally now I am waiting for it to recover, with crossed fingers thanks for the help!!!!:)