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Lost Memory! Someone pressed the wrong button, trying to change it from internal memory to card and all the photos in the internal memory were erased. Is there any possible way to retrieve those photos?

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Re: Lost Memory!

Lost your memory?
That  just comes from getting old!
--    Just kidding!

There are some very fine deleted data recovery programs down-loadable on the Internet.
Roxio sells 'Media RECOVERY' (never had the need to use it)
Do an internet search for your best choice.
Some are written to recover entire hard-drives, so there is hope for the problem.

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How do I clear the internal memory?

This should do it - this comes from the manual Formatting will do what you want.

Formatting an SD Memory Card or Internal Memory This utility formats the internal memory (or memory card) and erases all stored images and data. 1. Press the button to turn on your ViviCam 3785. 2. Press the MODE button twice to enter [ ] Playback mode. Then press the button to enter the Playback menu. 3. Select [Delete] by using the / buttons, and press the button. 4. Select [Format ] by using the / buttons, and press the button. 5. If you want to format your SD memory card or the internal memory choose [OK] by pressing / buttons, then press the button to confirm.  To cancel the action, select [Cancel] instead.  [No Image] pops up after the SD memory card or internal memory has been formatted. Note:  Be sure the SD memory card is properly inserted into the camera before formatting it.  To format the internal memory, be sure to remove your SD memory card first.  Formatting will erase all information (even unrelated , non-camera data) from the memory/card.  For complete compatibility, be sure NOT to select FAT 32 as the file system when you format the SD card in your computer. Memory cards formatted in FAT 32 file system will not be recognized by this ViviCam 3785.

Jun 16, 2011 | Vivitar ViviCam 3785 Digital Camera

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I took pictures on my camera without a memory card can i still download my pictures

I'm glad to provide the steps to transfer images from Internal Memory of the Camera. When the camera does not have a memory card in it, the images are saved by default to the camera's internal memory, which holds different amounts of images based on how many megapixels are built into the internal memory and what image quality and compression are selected in the camera's menu. Once a memory\picture card is inserted in the camera, the camera then saves the photos to the memory\picture card and ignores the internal memory.

There are two ways to transfer the images from the internal memory.

  • To transfer photos to a computer from the internal memory using the USB cable, first remove the memory card from the camera. Then, when the camera is connected, the computer and software will only see what is in the internal memory and transfer those photos or videos. During the transfer process, the computer makes copies of the photos and videos-the original images remain in the internal memory. After the transfer is complete and the camera is safely disconnected from the computer, the contents of the internal memory can be deleted by using the MEMORY FORMAT function in the SETUP menu in the camera's menus.

  • The other way to transfer photos from the internal memory is to transfer them to the memory\picture card using the BACKUP function in the SETUP menu. If there is no memory\picture card in the camera, the BACKUP function is grayed-out. During BACKUP, copies of the images are transferred to the memory\picture card-the original images remain in the internal memory. After the BACKUP is complete, the internal memory can be cleared by removing the memory\picture card and formatting the internal memory using the MEMORY FORMAT function in the SETUP menu in the camera's menus.

Note: When the camera is connected to a computer using the USB cable with a memory\picture card in the memory\picture card slot, the computer will only see the contents of the memory\picture card.

Thanks for understanding. Please let me know if you require any additional help.

Jun 16, 2011 | Olympus Digital Cameras

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How do i delete all photos at once

In the playback menu select "Format" this will erase all images

Feb 28, 2011 | Vivitar ViviCam 8018 Digital Camera

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Can't get internal memory full message to go away. anybody know how to get this to go off (aside from erasing the few pix on the cameras memory).


Basically the only other option is to copy the photos from the internal memory to your computer. Once you have copied it, you will need to delete it.

If you insert a memory card the photos will automatically be saved on the card, and not the internal memory.

You can try the following procedure, but the option is not there for all the models. This will basically copy the photos from your internal memory to the card:

insert card> turn on cam to auto> press review> "reading memory card" > press menu> scroll down to image storage> press ok to select> select INTERNAL MEMORY> press ok

scroll down to COPY> Copy pictures to memory card> scroll down to all> press ok
message to expect: "copying"

Hope this can be of help. Do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance.

Kind regards

Feb 07, 2011 | Kodak Easyshare C190 12MP Digital Camera...

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I have a fujifilm finepix s1600 and it doesn't save my photos anymore. the photos aren't save neither in the internal memory or on a memory card. after i make a photo and press de display button it...

I wish manufacturers would eliminate the internal causes nothing but problems for us. Try this...with no card in the camera, go into the menu and find "format"...follow the on-screen instructions to erase the internal memory. Then, download any pics from your memory card using a separate card reader if necessary. Then, format the card in the camera. After this, your card should work.

Oct 31, 2010 | Digital Cameras

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I lost the usb cable for my camera and am trying to remove images from the internal sd card. how can i do this?

For your USB
> Contact kodak store at 1 888 369 6600 ask for KODAK USB Cable, Model U-8 or simply log on to

To remove images from the internal memory of the camera
1. Turn the Mode dial to Favorites
2. Press the Menu button
3. Highlight delete or the minus icon, then press the OK button.
All pictures stored in the Favorites section of internal memory are removed.
4. Press the Menu button to exit the menu

** Kodak CD33 has 16 MB internal memory and it has a slot for MEMORY CARD 3428db8.jpginternal memory is different to memory card. You can use the camera without memory card but it's only up to 16MB while if your using s memory card you can load up to SD Memory Card 2 GB.
16MB if camera is set to 2MP it will only take about 2-5 photos while if your using a Memory card with a size of 1GB and camera is set to 2MP about 1137 photos.
* Contact Kodak support line @ 1 800 235 6325 (23KODAK)

Nov 16, 2009 | Kodak EasyShare CD33 Digital Camera

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I lost user manual of my Sony Cybershot DSC-W150

I think you have set the "image storage" to internal. If you take a picture the memory reading should go down one shot-if it doesnt it is because your photos are on the internal memory instead of on auto or memory card. If you take out the card then try to view the pictures hopefully you will now see them. Eventually if this is the problem you will get a notice telling you that "internal memory is now full£.

Jun 15, 2009 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 Digital Camera

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Erasing the memory card;

All pictures in the internal memory and/or on the memory card can be erased at once. This is accomplished through either formatting or the "all-frame erase" function. I copied the following instructions from the advanced manual, which can be downloaded here: Adobe reader should open that file with no problem. If it doesn't, that's another issue altogether.

1. Enter playback mode by pressing the play button.
2. Press the OK MENU button.
3. Press the right arrow button (next to the lightning bolt) to access [MODE MENU]
4. Then, press the down arrow to access the [MEMORY(CARD)] tab.
5. Select the [ALL ERASE] function.
6. Select Yes and press OK MENU.

(You'll need to use the arrow buttons to navigate the menus. Please see pg 16 of the manual for instructions on how to do so.)

Note: when the memory card is in the camera, it will erase the pictures off the card. When the card is removed, the function above will erase the internal memory.

Apr 22, 2009 | Olympus D-545 Zoom Digital Camera

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Internal Memory to Memory Card

This was a pain for me to figure out. I too had the same problem. This may not be the RIGHT way, but it is how I did it.

First, copy everything you want off the memory card and then insert it into the camera. Format the card.

Then, take a single picture.

Now, with the camera on, hit the playback button to view the picture you just took.

Press the MENU button, and scroll through the menu to the very last entry, which should be COPY.
Press OK, and then you can select to copy from INternal to memory card, or memory card to INternal (note, IN means internal in the menu). You, of course, want internal to memory card, so select it if not already done so, and press okay.

That's all there is too it! I recommend erasing all images from the internal memory once you're done so you don't get confused later if you see images on there again.

Good luck! Ray -

Apr 09, 2009 | Nikon Coolpix S210 Digital Camera

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How to get back erased memory on megxon K38

You can't...sorry  Once it's gone it's gone!

Mar 22, 2009 | Megxon X38 Digital Camera

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