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Inaccessible options I PURCHASED THIS CAMERA AND AFTER USING IT FOUND THAT THE DELETE FOLDERS, AND FORMAT CARD OPTIONS ARE INACCESSIBLE. TOOK CAMERA BACK AND GOT ANOTHER ONE. SAME PROBLEM. SEEMS LIKE THESE FUNCTIONS ARE NOT AVAILABLE. ANYONE KNOW HOW TO ACTIVATE THESE FEATURES? TOSHIBA SUPPORT WANT $2O TO ANSWER ANY TECH QUESTION. NOT A GOOD COMPANY FEATURE, BUT I LIKE THE CAMERA. PLEASE HELP, ANYONE?

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Re: Inaccessible options

I downloaded the owners manual for the 4300 and on pages 99 and 100, it has detailed instructions for doing those functions. Also note, that it says to hold down the erase button for 2 seconds to bring up the menu you need. If you have followed those instructions and can not do a format, you should check the SD media card and make sure that you have not accidently moved the "write protect" switch on the card. If it is write protected, you can not format.

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My anti-virus accidentally deleted the folder to access my photos frm my sony a330..how can i access my photos now or retrieve the folder? every time i created a new folder or open it, it says empty.


It's not necessarily your anti-virus. Did you format your memory card in your camera when you first got it (as Sony recommends)? If not, the card will work temporarily, but the file structure will inevitably corrupt as pictures are added and deleted. Recommend first trying to download your photos using a USB card reader. If that doesn't work, your next step would be to try recovery software with the card reader and memory card. Here's a YouTube video of your freeware options, and here's more info on how to use them, and where to get them. After you've recovered your photos to your computer, format the card in your camera using the camera's format feature in its menus.

Dec 07, 2011 | Sony Alpha DSLR-A330 Digital Camera

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How cani unlock my camera? i cant delete my pictures?


Erasing a memory card: when erasing a memory card, individual photos are deleted from their directories on the card. You can erase one or more user selected images at a time, or erase all images at one time. However, any images that you've selected to be "protected" through another menu option will not be removed during the erasure process.

Formatting a memory card: format a memory card sample menuFormatting, on the other hand, deletes all images from a memory card, even the ones that may have been protected. It recreates the file system including new directories and folders where images are saved on the card.

Unlike erasing, formatting improves the overall performance of a card.

Low level formatting: some digital cameras offer a low level format in addition to the standard format option. With a low level format, all data on the card is deleted. New directories and folders are also recreated during this process.

A low-level format of a high speed memory card helps ensure smooth continuous shooting at a constant interval. For optimal video performance, it's also recommended that a low level format be done sometime prior to recording.

In camera, not computer: though opinions vary, many recommend formatting a memory card in a digital camera, not via a computer. If you plan to use a memory card that was previously used in another camera, format the card in the new camera before taking any shots.

Hope this helps and just keep in mind that your feedback is important and I'll appreciate your time and consideration if you leave some testimonial comment about this answer.

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Nov 02, 2011 | GE J1455 Digital Camera

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How to unlock my camera,i cant delete pictures


Erasing a memory card: when erasing a memory card, individual photos are deleted from their directories on the card. You can erase one or more user selected images at a time, or erase all images at one time. However, any images that you've selected to be "protected" through another menu option will not be removed during the erasure process.

Formatting a memory card: format a memory card sample menuFormatting, on the other hand, deletes all images from a memory card, even the ones that may have been protected. It recreates the file system including new directories and folders where images are saved on the card.

Unlike erasing, formatting improves the overall performance of a card.

Low level formatting: some digital cameras offer a low level format in addition to the standard format option. With a low level format, all data on the card is deleted. New directories and folders are also recreated during this process.

A low-level format of a high speed memory card helps ensure smooth continuous shooting at a constant interval. For optimal video performance, it's also recommended that a low level format be done sometime prior to recording.

In camera, not computer: though opinions vary, many recommend formatting a memory card in a digital camera, not via a computer. If you plan to use a memory card that was previously used in another camera, format the card in the new camera before taking any shots.

Hope this helps and just keep in mind that your feedback is important and I'll appreciate your time and consideration if you leave some testimonial comment about this answer.

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Nov 02, 2011 | GE J1455 Digital Camera

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What if I erased the...DMCI folder in my memory card? I can no limport my pictures in my desktop because there is nothing in my memory card..


Hi,

It is not recommended to erase the DCIM Folder in the Camera as this is the root directory in the Digital Camera which contains DCIM (Digital Camera images). This DCIM Folder contains the sub directory where the images are getting saved. if the folder is deleted manually from the Computer, then the Camera will not recognize the Memory Stick inserted and the Computer also. if the folder is deleted or edited, then I suggest you to Format the Memory Stick again in the Camera using the Format option in the Menu of the Camera.

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Jan 27, 2011 | Digital Cameras

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How do I delete folders on my DSC-S650?


Hi,
If you want to delete all folders in memory card of DSC-S650 then format it through Format option in camera Menu.
And if you want to delete just one folder among other folders in memory card then hook camera with computer, click My Computer icon, click Mass Storage (new drive letter) and delete desired folder.
If you have additional question, let me know.
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Dec 22, 2009 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S650 Digital Camera

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I took the photos but unable to see in the camera but the memory card is occupied with the photos i took...so how can i retrieve the photos ? kindly help me :)


Take no more pics until you've recovered the photos, take the card out of the camera. Here's some freeware photo recovery software that should be what you're looking for.

You will need to use a flash card reader with this software. If you don't have one, get one, they're inexpensive.

The reason this occurred is that you likely never formatted the card. The card will work fine in the beginning but eventually will corrupt.

AFTER you've recovered the photos, format the card in your camera to prevent this from happening again. Go to the "tools" menu, and select the item stating your memory card's capacity. Then follow the on-screen prompts. But keep in mind formatting will also totally erase your card, so again only do this after you've recovered the photos.

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I HAVE LOST ALLMY HOLIDAY PHOTOS


take a look at this guide that helped me last time
How to recover deleted photos from camera
hope this helps.

Feb 08, 2009 | Samsung L200 Digital Camera

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Lost all photos


It's no problem at all to get them back. Please see this post for several free software that you can download. You'll need to use a card reader with these programs though:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/recovering-those-accidentally-lost.html

After you've recovered your photos, consider formatting the card IN YOUR CAMERA. This should help prevent such episodes from happening again. This will also erase the card, so make sure that you've recovered the photos first.

Press menu, then select the tools menu. Scroll down to the selection showing the capacity of your card and select it. Follow the on-screen prompts for a "Low-Level" format.

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Fuji FinePix E550


format by going to option while in shot pic mode , first press ok then option, set-up go down to format and after should be working.

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Deleting photos of my camera


Your camera creates folders on the SD card to hold the images. It puts about 100 images in each folder. (See page 111 in the User Guide.) When you erase images, it may only be erasing the images in one folder. But your computer still sees the images in the other folder(s). To completely erase all images, use the "Format" function (see pages 25 - 26 in the User Guide). To completely clear it, use the Low Level Format option. You can download the User Guide here.

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