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Fuji FinePix xD picture card - Card not Initialized

I have read everything I could find about solving this problem, and yes I know i could easily just format this disk and be done with it, but I had taken tons of pics this past week and do not want to loose them if i can help it. Does any one know how, who or where I should go to try to salvage these pics before i just give up and erase them? Please help!

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  • chewettes Nov 18, 2007

    I'm experiencing the same problem, I have 500 photos on this card and don't want to lose them. Does anyone have a solution?


  • Front Page Dec 10, 2007

    Would you please solve this problem of a card not being initialized. I am a photojournalist and two of my photos are lined up for front page tomorrow. Please help me or else things will turn sour for me.

  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2008

    Have the same prob, i put the card in the camera and it saids card not initialized, I don't need the photos on the card as i have already put them on disk, how can i reformat my picture card so i can take photos on holiday.

  • nat09 Jan 18, 2008

    I tried download my pics and all of a sudden the computer screen went black and said the card was empty. when i put it in the camera it said card not intialized!! I was pissed..just got back from hawaii and had some dope pictures. Plus one of my dad who is gone now. if anyone can help.... or is it gone forever? Digial cameras suck ass if this cant be fixed im getting an old school cam

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  • tacobravo Mar 29, 2008

    Downloaded my pics to my MacBook Pro using iPhoto instead of Fuji Finepix Viewer. The Mac asked if I wanted to erase the photos after downloading and I said "yes". Now my camera says "card not initialized" and I can't use it to take pics.

  • chill57 Apr 20, 2008

    i just got back from a 2 week trip in Kerala , India..loads of pics, I tried to download the pics by using the card reader on the computer and halfway through the computer locked up and crashed. I tried again and the same thing happened. I puit the card back in the camera and it had an error message read error, I took it out , tried again and then the card not initalised came up..and I still havent got my!!

  • lindsrae May 02, 2008

    My camera has been saying 'card not initialized' for quite some time now. I don't have any pictures on it, so I reset and I still have the same message on my screen. 

    What can I do to fix this? 

  • Anonymous Aug 20, 2008

    i was taken some pics and now after 3 years appears card not initialized

    and i cant see my pics. how do i reformat my card?????????

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    Took pictures of my daughters confirmation...trying to load them in my computer but nothing was happening....I put the card back in the camera and it says "card not initialized". Now I cant get the pictures! I am very upset that I may loose these pictures.



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I am having the same problem! HELP

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