We had annual day feast and i had clicked some pictures from my Samsung Digimax 410 digital camera. Then i gave it to my friend to copy them, he has copied all the pictures and while returning he deleted some pictures from the camera. When i asked him he says he did not delete anything and i know that he has deleted some pictures as there were around 280 pictures when i gave him now which has reduced to 245. I dont have any proof about the deleting of pictures but i want the pictures which were clicked from my digital camera. Please help me out with this.
As long as the CF card hasn't been formatted, you may be able to recover deleted images using any number of image recovery programs. I have never used any of these programs, so I cannot recommend any one in particular.
Your camera also has 16MB of internal memory; have you checked to see if the missing pictures are there?
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Samsung Digimax 410 digital camera uses CF card to save its pictures. There is no need to worry as you can recover photos from compact flash card using data recovery software. I only precaution to be maintained right now is - do not use the card until recovery is done. If at all you use your memory card then there are very less chances of recovering your photos.
Among the pictures that he has copied are they complete? If so you can get copies from him.
You have gotten good advice about using image recovery software to recover the images on your camera's flash memory card (and to check the internal buffer, too). Be aware, however, that the image recovery programs I have used will probably attempt to recover all the images it can - likely many more than you really need. You may have to spend some little time sorting through all the images it attempts to recover to find the ones you really want.
Just to provide a little additional fodder to the discussion, it is possible that your friend erased the images without knowing it. Some image upload programs are set to automatically delete the files from the camera's card after they have been uploaded/copied. If your friend's system is set to do this he may not even know it. One other possibility is that if a card (or camera) is not properly "ejected" (dismounted is another term) from the computer it can cause problems with the memory card and could possibly scramble the directory so that the camera no longer recognizes certain images. Something as simple as removing the memory card (or unplugging the camera) too soon after telling the system to "eject" the device can cause this issue. Again, this could happen accidentally without your friend even realizing it occurred.
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