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#1 Insert your ( memory card , flash disk , cellphone , .... ) into your computer. #2 Open up 'My Computer'. You should see it under the list of available drives. #3 Check its contents first to make sure that you have the right drive. #4 In 'My Computer', right-click on the drive and choose 'Format'. #5 Leave all the options as they are and click on 'Start'. This is a non-reversible process so make sure this is what you truly wanted to do in the first place. #6 Once the process is completed, take the memory card out and insert it into your Digital Camera or any other device. Try to browse to it to make sure it works fine now.
You aren\'t actually formatting pictures - you are formatting the media the pictures are on. If you selected yes - your pictures are indeed gone. There are a few options for retrieval, but they can get costly. Technically - they are still there - as long as another file hasn\'t been written on the device with the same name. Refrain from taking pictures until you decide what you are going to do.
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It sounds like the file is corrupted. Try formatting the memory card in the camera. This will wipe the memory card clean and eliminate it from the being the problem. Formatting the memory is erase the memory card and you willnot be able to get the pictures off it after you format it, so make sure you down load all you the pictures you want befor formatting the card. Then occasionallly after downloading everything, format the card on a regular basis. This will help to keep the cards internal memeory from being fragmented. If formatting does not fix the problem, try another card (format it before use) if this does not fix it, take it to a local camera store and let them trouble shoot the problem or send the camera off for repair.
If you're talking about pictures stored on the internal memory, you might be better off formatting it. Are you taking the camera back because of a defect? If it's something that you can show to prove it by letting the dealer see the pictures, you might want to give that some thought.
This function lets you format a card. Formatting prepares cards to receive
data. Before using non-Olympus cards or cards which have been formatted
on a PC, you must format them with this camera.
All data stored on the card, including protected pictures, is erased
when the card is formatted. When formatting a used card, confirm
there are no pictures that you still want to keep on the card.
Page 173 of your advanced user manual explains how to format the memory card and clear all data from it.
Formatting will delete all your pictures on your camera or memory card. The camera might be prompting you to format because the the camera's memory is full. To avoid losing your pictures I would connect your camera to a computer, download your images to your computer first, and then format the memory.
This error message indicates that the internal memory in the camera requires formatting or is corrupt. You must format the internal memory.
CAUTION: Formatting deletes all pictures and videos, including those that are protected. Removing a memory card during formatting may damage the card.
(Formatting internal memory also erases email addresses and album names. To restore addresses and albums, see Kodak EasyShare software Help.)
This error message means that the card is corrupted or formatted for another digital camera. Turn off the camera. Insert a new card or format the card.
CAUTION: Formatting deletes all pictures and videos, including those that are protected. Removing a card during formatting may damage the card.