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Card formating i was takin pics and card formatting came up and deleted my pics . can i get the pics back?

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Re: card formating


Assuming you are talking about an SD card, no way that I am aware of. You might put your card into your comp and see if there's anything on the card.... sorry!

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Memory card requires formatting

1. back up all your pics and vids (save them to your computer)

2. A delete (format) all your pics and vids from your memory card through your camera delete button (if it has one)

2. B delete all your pics through your camera menu if 2. A don't work

2. C if you can't delete everything through your camera use your computer to delete everything from your memory card

hope it helps

Aug 07, 2011 | Kodak EasyShare C315 Digital Camera

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I have a sony and I have taken some pic's and when I try to delete the pic's I have already taken it its igving me a "format error with what looks like a battery flashing and a C: 13.01. Please help...

If you have already copied the pics to your computer or simply don't want them, you can format the card using the function in the camera's setup menus. This will delete everything on the card, and should fix any problem with the card's format.

Nov 01, 2010 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W5 Digital Camera

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Canon SX200 Kingston 4GB SDHC card

Deleting or formatting won't make the data in memory card erased permanently.

Those lost pics are still stored on the memory card, it's just invisible or inaccessible. Only the FAT or NFTS table is erased (the information about where those data were saved), but the real data are still intact there in sectors of the hard drive.

So as long as those photos are not overwritten by new pictures, it's highly possible to recover them. And the MOST Effective way is to rely on some format recovery programs.

Try Asoftech Photo Recovery program, which can recover pictures after deeply scanning the memory card to look for lost pics you accidentally deleted or formatted.

Here's a format memory card recovery tutorial

Dec 17, 2009 | Canon PowerShot SX 200 IS Digital Camera

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Unrecongnized file format

Hi there
Connect the camera to the PC, transfer the good pics to a folder on the PC, then use the camera's menu to format the card for use again, if you format the card before transferring the pics, you will loose them all.

Good luck and thanks for using Fixya!!!

Feb 19, 2009 | Kodak EasyShare C643 Digital Camera

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Memory card says it needs to be formatted but i have pics on it and I need them..please help I will be waiting!

I had the same problem with my 4Gb card that has 750 photos on it. I tried doing different things, however, it did not work. At last I took the card out and blew on its chips, gave it a good shake and put it back. Then, the miracle happened. It could read all my photos. I guess there was some dust that had accumulated on the chips at the back of the card. Hope it can help you, too.

May 07, 2008 | Digital Cameras

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Picture Transfer issues

Delete the pics off your memory card.

Transferring them to a CD is only copying them, not deleting them off the card, so at this stage, the card is still full.

If you have a card reader, insert the card and format it.

This will delete everything on the card, making it ready for use again.

If not, follow the directctions for your camera to delete/re-format a card in the camera.

Hope this helps,

Mar 24, 2008 | Digital Cameras

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Memory card formatting

Unfortunately, there is no way to format your card without losing any saved pictures. Sometimes, if you insert your card into other cameras or printing kiosks at walgreens or target, it will work. it's a long shot though. Chances are, you may have to lose your saved pictures :(

Mar 02, 2008 | Fuji FinePix 2650 Digital Camera

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Format Memory Card

No problem. Your formatted pics are still there until you take more pics and overwrite them. Just remember not to take any more pics on that card just yet.
It's no problem at all to get them back. As an example, try the below linked freeware program. It's tiny to download (a little over 1meg), and very easy to use. You'll have your pics back in ten minutes after reading this:

Dec 10, 2007 | Canon PowerShot A70 Digital Camera

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Card not initialised

You can recover the missing pics off your card get, there are some image recovery programs available on the net and most camera shops will offer a card recovery service but dont format before you get pics recovered.

Not formatting a card is bad. They need to be formatted on a regular basis because deleting images from card does not remove them and the next image taken only overwrites the old ones.

Dec 07, 2007 | Fuji FinePix F11 Digital Camera

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Deleting Pics

You can delete them in the computer[if you are printing through a computer] Otherwise simply scroll all the function of the screen. Look for something like[they are all different] Card setup -delete 1 image or delete all and format the card - if struggling simply format the card.

Jun 13, 2007 | Mustek MDC-4000 Digital Camera

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