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SD Card After taking holiday snaps, SD card said that it was full!!! but it wasn't . Then it displayed that the card was not formatted. We have tried reading the card through the computer but it says it is not formatted....... have we lost all our photos is there anything we can do.

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  • simpo38 Sep 06, 2008

    Brilliant, could not download your first recommendation the free version, But I have viewed the photos so I know that they are still there. Many thanks

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    After turning camera on, display shows "memory card error." Purchased a new memory card and the same problem appears. How can this be resolved?

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First do not panic! It is possible to recover your pictures if you take care. Take the card from the camera (powered off) and if it has a "write protect" tab then lock it now. Do not try and write anything to the card or you risk causing more problems.

You can either plug in you camera to the PC as it should appear as a “Removable Drive” or put the card in a card reader attached to your PC.

Next, if you are comfortable with using a PC then you can download a FREE utility that will recover your photos from the following link:

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec

If you need something a little more "user friendly" then you will need to buy the software. If you search the web for photo recovery software you will find many.
One I have used successfully is RescuePro that used to be bundled with some Sandisk products. Now you can get it from the link below:

http://www.lc-tech.com/software/prwindetail.html

You can try the demo to see what you can recover before buying.

Remember - Do NOT try & write anything back to the card until you can recover your pictures to your PC safely!

Please take a moment to rate this solution & let us know if the information given was useful to you – Good Luck!

Informatica

Posted on Sep 06, 2008

  • Greg Cann
    Greg Cann Sep 06, 2008

    Thanks for the good feedback, it makes it all worthwhile!
    Best regards,
    Informatica.


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