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Card error I have an Olympus C-170 camera, when I turn it on, 2 options are given: 1. power off and 2. format... when i choose format, it will erase all the pictures. All the other functions in the camera is not working... I havent formatted the card since i dont want to erase the pictures in it. When i take off the card and insert it to my card reader of my laptop, an error message appears that the card is not formatted. I have stored pictures that are very important to me. Please help.

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As long as the xD card was not formatted it is possible to recover the images that were accidently erased or unable to be downloaded to computer. You can go to the following website link and download an image recovery software program that is free of charge.
http://www.z-a-recovery.com/
You want to download a program called Zero Assumption Recovery. It is a very simple program to use and people have had much success in recovering images.

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Yes and in several methods as below listed. Since your posting refers to a generic problem for all digital cameras and not only an Olympus FE-230, some of the settings may have a different nomenclature or button name.
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