10-19-2014 09:30 PM
Yes it is possible to recover all if not most of your pictures. There are some free programs out there and some that are free to try and will show you how much it will recover or allow you to recover only like 10 files and if you want the rest you have to pay. It depends how important the files are to you.
I went ahead and purchased a program called Data Rescue PC3 and it worked very well for me recovering pictures I accidently lost by low level formatting like you did. It recovered them all for me, about 60 pictures.
It is important that you do not store anything else on it until you try and recoer the files first otherwise it could write over them. Then they are lost forever.
Most recovery software will work on all mediums like hard drives, SD cards, memory sticks etc..
10-19-2014 09:38 PM
10-19-2014 11:09 PM
10-20-2014 08:23 AM
Don't give up. I've recovered photos (for others) after worse than a format. Try this one.
10-20-2014 10:24 AM
Thanks for the link. No luck with this one either. Guess I will have to take it to a photo or recovery specialist in the hopes that they have better luck and can scan deeper.