Accedentially formatted memory card on phone. Help unformat

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ThisIsMyName, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. ThisIsMyName macrumors regular

    ThisIsMyName

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    I have a 8GB memory card with a lot of pictures and videos on it. I accidentally hit "format memory card" on my phone and now everything is gone. I know it didn't really delete it because the formatting took like 3 seconds.
    Is there any way I can use disk utility or something like that to "unformat" it and get my data back?
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    You'll need something like Data Rescue III to pull that off. Basically, software that will ignore the directory (which is what got overwritten) and look at the actual data on the card.

    Data Rescue III costs $99.

    jW
     
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  4. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030

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    MacKeeper also has a decent memory recovery software.
     

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