How to recover deleted photos from digital camera?

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I have an Olympus FE-4010 digital camera. Is there any possible way to retrieve accidentally deleted photos?


You can very often recover deleted pictures from a camera, memory card, PC or USB Memory stick. However, to increase the chances of being able to recover pictures after they have been deleted you must not save any new photos, files or data to it.

When you delete pictures (or any files) from a memory card or USB memory device the data itself isn’t deleted, just the file system pointers that says where the data for those files is located. The area where the deleted picture data was stored is also now marked as free space so it is available to the system for any new files to be written there instead.

If and when that happens, then it is too late to recover your deleted pictures so it is very, very important that new pictures or files aren’t saved to the memory card in the meantime.

One of the easiest ways to see if your deleted pictures can be recovered is to try some photo recovery software.

One tip is to try a demo version of a commercial product that will scan the memory card for deleted pictures and show you exactly what pictures can be recovered.
It will show you if you can recover the deleted pictures or if it’s too late already.

Download Recover My Photos Software.

How to Recover Photos from Camera:
  • Install the software once the download is completed
  • Connect your digital camera to your pc using the cable
  • Run the Software and then scan your camera for deleted items
  • You will then see the photos appearing and you be able to recover them!

So simple!!


Thanks to Top Chap for this tip on the forum.
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