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SD Card got corrupted and lost all info

My 510 sd card some how got corrupted is there a way i could reformat the card and put my backup on there or do i have to buy a new card with everything preinstalled.

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  • trymallo Sep 01, 2008

    I have a 512MB SD card that came with my Canon camera. I shoot videos and take picture using it but when I upload the content to my computer I delete them from the SD card.

    Presently there no videos or images on the card but when I open it I see hundred of corrupt files that cannot open. I try to delete them but they will not. How do I remove theses files and reformat the card to function correctly



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This shouldn't have been given a "poor" rating as what he's said in this post is absolutely correct.

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    Joshua Hori Mar 27, 2007

    You did all this work typing out a response to someone that wanted to hear a "miracle" cure for fixing a card that they most likely put through the washer, which was VERY unfair to you.

    You deserved the proper credit :D:D:D


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If you put the card into a card reader on a pc then if the pc will recognise the card (listed as a removable drive), right click on it and you should get the option to format it. There are a couple of options relating to the different possible file formats, i would start with FAT 32 - if that doesn't work then try the others. If no luck with this then I am sure the card is fried - you can get a new blank one and copy your software backup onto it and it should work fine. Hope this helps :)

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    Nigel Ridehalgh Mar 27, 2007

    Thanks Joat - that's life i suppose



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Digital camera, my canon powershot SD1200IS, 32GB SDHC card is not showing any files, even it is nearly 22 GB used< please help me>

Can you access the images on your computer ? If you can, then the fault lies in the camera. If you cannot, then the card may have become corrupted and you will have to rely on your backup copies.

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Overcoming with SD card "write error"

SD cards are flash memory devices which allow a user to store huge amount of data. Being reliable and durable, these cards have become the hot choice to store data and are used in various host devices like digital camera, PDAs, video game consoles, MP3 players etc. Despite so many advantages, these cards are also prone to errors. Most of these errors occur due to reasons like interruption in read/write process, virus attacks or file system corruption. While some SD card errors can be dealt by cleaning the contacts of the card and re-inserting it, others can be rectified by formatting the card. After formatting, the SD card data can be retrieved by using either a valid backup or SD card recovery software.

Consider a situation, you have taken your family to an exotic locale and while clicking pictures through your digital camera (which is using a SD card) you witness an error on its LCD screen:

“Write error”
The above error is not rare in case of SD cards. The moment the error erupts, the data stored on the SD card becomes inaccessible. Moreover, the SD card becomes useless as you can't even store new data on it.


The above error which rendered the SD card ineffectual can be accounted to corruption. The other reason can be relatively less memory space to accommodate new data.

In order to rectify 'write error', you can try the following possible techniques:
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  • If you are still not able to access the data, connect the camera to a computer
  • You can use a card reader to access the SD card data
  • In grim situations where nothing of the above works, format the SD card and restore the data using a backup

After formatting, the SD card becomes functional and can perform read/write operation. If a backup of the data is corrupted or invalid, you can rely on a SD card recovery software. A SD card recovery tool employs improved scanning algorithms to extract data in the event of corruption.

Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery, a well-known SD card recovery tool, is designed to recover lost/formatted/deleted multimedia files from a variety of memory cards like SD, SDHC, XD, MMC, CF etc. The easy-to-use tool is available in two versions, one each for Windows and Mac operating system.

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How to fix my sd card

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It frezzes in my games it frezzes in the opening ds thing and some time when i turn it on the thing dosent come on even after i charged it

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I attach Nikon CoolPix S550 (off) directly to USB port of iMac (OS 10.5.8), then turn camera on. Nikon Transfer (Preferences set to launch when camera is attached) does not launch. No sign appears on...

Some Macintosh computer systems support using a digital camera using SD/MMC card in two modes: 'Digital Camera' mode and 'Disk Drive' mode. At times, when try to use the camera using SD/MMC card in 'Digital Camera', it is not recognized by iPhoto or Image Capture. To solve such behavior, you might need to reformat the digital SD/MMC card and use backup to restore the lost files. But sometimes, you observe certain issues while restoring from backup or the backup is not available. To cope up with such situations, you should use Photo Recovery application to recover the lost files efficiently.
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Similar behavior is also observed if you use FireWire or USB card reader to connect the SD/MMC card to your Macintosh computer and try to switch to 'Digital Camera' mode.
To prevent such errors from occurring, you should continue using the camera in 'Disk Drive' mode. You can then successfully access it through iPhoto or Image Capture. However, to solve the existing problem of the SD/MMC card, follow these steps:
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Note: A digital camera using SD/MMC card uses different protocols in different modes so that to communicate with the Macintosh system. But it can only be accessed through Desktop, when connected in 'Disk Drive' mode.
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How do you save start up files and maps from a SD card to a computer for reinstall if card is corupted?

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