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Card not initialized

Ok, I know that this means I have to format the card but, I had several hundred photos on the card prior to getting this message. Is there any way to get the pictures that were on the card before I recieved this message?????

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Re: card not initialized


You can try a file/data recovery software/program. Do a Google and use one that suits your need. A fine example is "GetDataBack for FAT" by . You can download a free trial version here .

Good luck and kind regards.

Posted on Nov 06, 2007

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