My pc just got reformatted because of virus and I lost all my files. There are some meaningful pictures that I was about to save in a disc when I got back from my holiday but I transferred them all out into my pc before I went away. Do you think it is possible to get back my transferred pictures/deleted because I really don't have a backup. :(
For those of you who aren't aware of what "format" means: On a PC or camera, when the hard drive or memory card is "formatted" there are two possible ways to do it: "Quick Format" usually just erases the file allocation table ("FAT") which the operating system uses to find the files. A full "format" writes blank data to all sectors.
RECUVA does a great job on "quick formatted" memory cards.
While it is possible to recover even from a full format, it is expensive, time-consuming, and bet left to the experts at the CIA and NSA. For personal photos, it would be less expensive to travel to the same vacation spot a second time and shoot the pics over again. That's obviously impossible for even pictures, such as weddings and graduations.