|Q 14: I accidentally formatted my compact flash card and all my photos disappeared. Is it possible that my photos are recoverable?|
I want to tell you that most of your photos will be recovered. Most digital cameras do not permanently erase the photographs on your compact flash card when you perform a "format". The photos are still on the compact flash card, they just aren't viewable. Unfortunately, some newer cameras have started writing "zeros" to every memory location when performing a "format". If your camera is one of these, your data will not be recovered.