“I know it is silly but I just by mistake format the memory card for the Cannon powershot S95. It is my wife’s camera and she took some pictures of our kids before. Is there any possible way to retrieve the pictures from the formatted memory card?”
We are always do memory card formatting after upload photos to computer, but sometimes, we would make a big mistake that forget to copy the photos. You may think “Oh no, they are gone!”. Actually they are still stay in your memory card just be invisible. The computer marked the area you put the photos as usable again, then this area can be written over by new data.
Use a powerful and professional Photo Recovery software will help you to get them back. Wondershare Data Recovery and Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac is a good option for you to restore pictures from the formatted memory card. Additionally, this program is able to recover videos and audio files from the SD card, too.
You can download a trial version of Wondershare Photo Recovery to recover photos now, scan the memory card and preview the found photos so as to check how many of your lost pictures can be recovered.
How to Recover Photos from formatted memory card
Step 1: Connect card reader to your computer and run the software
First connect your memory card reader to you computer (or insert it into the laptop memory card reader), run the program, and choose “Lost File Recovery”.
Step 2: Choose your memory card and scan
The program will list all your hard drive and removable drive, select the memory card (usually the last partition ) and click “Start” button.
Step 3: Preview found photos and get what you want back
The program will scan the memory card and show the result. All lost data, sorted by categories. Preview them and select what you want to recover to your computer.
Note: After formatting the memory card, please don’t copy anything in it. Or it will reduce the possibility of recovering deleted photos.