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Question DetailsAsked on 12/1/2013

What's a safe way to recover my photos that were erased?

I was downloading my photos from my camera and accidentally erased most of my photos!

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Check your camera manual that came with the camera (or download from manufacturer website - many have an unprotect and unerase function - assuming of course you have not already saved more photos on top of that location of the card.

If all else fails, there are a lot of reputable companies that will recover 'erased" files - I would check first with the camera and flash card manufacturers. If they do not do it, I know Iomega/EMC does it, and so does Sandisk - and not just on their own products either. HP also does it - I don't know if only for their products or not.

Will not be cheap - typically around $100 minimum plus so much per MB, but give them a call and ask - you are looking for the Emergency Recovery or Data Recovery departments. I know Iomega/EMC charges nothing till they get it and give you a quote for the recovery, some others charge just to look at it and see if possible to recover. Be sure to ask, if you decide to send to them, what storage media they can recover it to - most can put on cards, USB drives, DVD, etc at your choice.

There are probably local companies that can do it too, but I would not trust any but a multinational top name to recover irreplaceable photos.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD


I would check out this application (for Mac only) that allows you to easily recover photographs that were accidently erased from your camera:

CardRaider from ECamm (

The data containing your photos are still on your camera-- when you "erased" them on your camera, you just gave the camera permission to write over that data. If you haven't taken any new photos, then all the photos should be recoverable.


Answered 6 years ago by Guest_940781249

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