Help! How do I salvage this roll of film?

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    I rewound a roll of film halfway through so I could switch to black-and-white. I now want to put this roll back into my camera, but it looks like I rewound it all the way, so there is no more leader! How can I reload this roll of film (if it's possible)?
     
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    film??? whats that? j/k. sounds too risky, why not just buy a new role?
     
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    There are a few tools for doing this, or you can go in a pitch black room pop the top off take the spool out and rethread the film and put the top back on
    but i would just get some more film it so cheap
     
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    Find some film you can sacrifice (developed or undeveloped) ... about 6 inches.

    Take 1inch of double-sided tape and attach it to one end ... that covers 1/2 of the right side.

    Push that into the film cannister, with tape down, until you cannot see the tape.

    Wind the film spool until you hear a slight click (of the film leader), then turn the spool the opposite direction until you feel tension ... then pull the tape tool out. Hopefully the film leader has attached itself to the tape and comes out.

    There are film leader pullers on the market that are relatively cheap.
     
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    If you can't do this yourself, take it to your local Photolab who will have the stuff and should take care of you.
     

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