After trying to change the date on the camera and clicking on format 'YES' and was also experiencing getting the message ' picture error' when trying to delete some existing photos; on returning to view remaining photos they were all not on there for viewing.
Did formatting at that stage affect the photos that were already stored on the camera. Is there any solution to recovering all 100 photos.
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Re: Formatting SD card and Picture Error
Formatting always deletes the entire contents of the card!
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:
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:
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I don't know if you are aware of an SD card having a protection lock on the side I'll give you a diagram for the proper positioning of this little switch. Also adding that all "New" memory cards need to be formatted to the camera they are being used in. Formatting prepares the surface to properly accept new picture files from your camera also after each download the memory card needs formatting. I'm talking formatting not the delete or delete all buttons, formatting option should be found in your camera set up menus, takes only a few seconds and you are good to go. Switch Lock Diagram
Start up a computer with Windows XP, Vista, windows 7or Insert the SD card into an external memory card reader or into the computer's built in card reader. If it the first time a SD card has been inserted into the computer, Windows will recognize the SD card and automatically install drivers to read the memory card.
2Go to the computer view by clicking on the windows start menu icon in the bottom right corner of the computer. In Windows 7 and Vista click "Computer". In Windows XP click "My Computer"
3Right click on the SD drive under the computer heading. A dialog box with different options for the drive will appear. Click on "Format" to bring up the formatting dialog box.
4Select the type of formatting (also known as file system format). In Windows XP or Vista there are several choices including FAT, FAT 32, and NTFS. In Windows 7 there is an added choice called exFAT formatting. This is an improved FAT formatting type with improved meta data capabilities. Choose the formatting type, name if the drive if desired, check or uncheck the "quick format" option, and press the "Start" button. When the SD card format is complete Windows will provide a notification. If you need further assistance please feel free to let me know. Thanks and have great day, Midwest-tek
1: Insert the SD card into the multi-card reader on your computer. Most newer personal computers and laptops come with a multi-card reader. If you don't have one , then you should get one ! Just make certain that you insert the SD card into the appropriate slot. A multi-card reader picture is shown : There another types of multi-card reader , so you can choose the best one for you .
2: Right click once on the Windows "Start" button.
3: Click once on the "Explore" option.
4: Find the SD card in the "Folders" section of the window.
5: Right-click once on the SD card icon.
6: Click once on the "Format" option.
7: Make any desired changes using the options on the "Format" window. Default options are recommended, but it is possible to change the file system and allocation unit size. If you change any of these settings and want to change back, click once on "restore device defaults." To perform a quick format, click once in the "Quick Format" box. A quick format means only that all files will be removed from the SD card, but it will not be checked for bad sectors. A quick format is considerably faster than a full format, but neither takes too long.
8:Click once on the "Start" button on the "Format" window to begin the formatting process. A warning window will pop up to make certain you want to proceed with the formatting of the SD card. Click one on the "Yes" button to move on.
9:Click once on the "OK" button on the "Formatting" window that pops up when the formatting is complete.
10:Click once on the "Close" button on the "Format" window to exit the formatting process.
Try formatting the card in the camera using the setting in the camera's menu.
Some makes of xd or sd cards do not work correctly in fuji camera's. Sometimes even formatting them in the camera does not have any effect.
If you have a card reader or a printer with an SD card slot in it, try formatting the card or deleting all files on it using a PC. My laptop has a slot built-in I'm able to use. Check out your options. Try formatting it outside of your camera. I've heard of some card swapping between brands of cameras doing crazy stuff as you are experiencing.
The "E30" error code indicates reading/writing data on a SD card has failed.
Especially, the error code "E30" may appears when you tried to remove a SD card while the camera was processing data.
To clear the "E30" error, try performing the following procedure.
1. Try using another SD card.
If you have another SD card, try loading it in the camera.
If the error code is not displayed when the other SD card is loaded, there may be something wrong with the first one rather than with the camera.
2. Use your computer's ScanDisk utility to check the SD card for errors.
Use ScanDisk to check the SD card for card error or card failure.
Refer to the instruction manual for your operating system or Windows Help for further instructions.
(If you are using a Macintosh, use the "Disk First Aid" program to check for card error or card failure. Refer to the instruction manual for your Macintosh OS for further information.)
Be sure to back up the data on the SD card on the computer before you check the SD card.
If a card error or card failure occurs when you use your computer's ScanDisk, there is something wrong with the SD card.
Follow ScanDisk's on-screen instructions to solve the problem.
3. Format the SD card with your camera
Try to format the SD card with your camera.
Please refer to the "Camera User Guide" for your camera for instructions on formatting SD cards. Also, please note that formatting a SD card will erase all data on the card.
Once the SD card is formatted, follow the procedure described in step 2 above and use your computer's ScanDisk on your computer to check the SD card for errors.
If a card error or card failure occurs when you are using computer's ScanDisk, there is something wrong with the SD card.