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File Error?? Please help

When I turn on my camera and view the photos, I can only view one photo that I took. The other fifty photos aren't visible. Then, when I plug my camera in to the computer, it shows all fifty-one of my photos. I know that my fifty photos must be stored somewhere, but I can't view them on my camera. Sometimes, it says "File Error" when I try to view them. Anyone's help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

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Re: File Error?? Please help

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Posted on Dec 11, 2007

Re: File Error?? Please help

I found a solution to the problem.
1. Upload all the pictures to the computer and save them.
2. Press the Menu button. (On my computer, it says "Menu/ok.)
3. Scroll to "Setup 2" button.
4. Go to Format, and press "yes."
5. Go to reset and press "yes."

All your pictures will be cleared and there won't be any file error, and as for the deleted pictures, you will have already saved them on your computer.

I hope this helps.

And by the way, I wouldn't buy a new disk, because the same problem is bound to occur again sometime, and you'd have to buy a new disk everytime.

Posted on Nov 11, 2007

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I would just upload all of them to the computer, then clear the camera

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