I recently went on an incredibly moving trip to Poland and took many photos and videos. My Nokia Lumia 800 ran out of battery, so I charged it overnight. When I woke up to switch it on, the memory formatted, which meant I lost so many important photos and videos. I only pressed the on button so I am at a loss as to why this happened. I have arrived home and have researched the ways I could possibly recover these life-changing photos with recovery software (since I did not have access to the internet at the time, it did not sync with SkyDrive). Is there possibly a way I could reclaim these overwritten files? I have done the 'regedit' process, so my PC can recognise it as a device independent of Zune, though it only comes up as a 'Portable Device' in Computer, meaning the recovery software doesnt detect it as a memory store from which it can recover data (ie. Removable Storage Device) . Any thoughts as to how to fix that?
Thank you for reading, and I hope to hear a reply as soon as possible.
Unless you have made a backup of the photos or synced them to skydrive I am afraid there is no way to recover them.
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Thank you for your reply - I'm wondering whether you know if I can change the phone to be recognised as a Removable Storage Device and not as a Portable Device in 'Computer'?
yes, it is possible to recover deleted photos video files from Nokia Lumia phone, take a look at this guide:
I used the guide before, easy to follow and works well.