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Card not initialized

I don't want to lose all of my photos by formating, is there another way to download my photos first?

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Re: card not initialized

You don't hafe to loose your photos when you download-just uncheck the box that says erase all after download. If you don't trust this, just take out your xD card and put it directly in your computer card reader. many programs will pop up willing to download them for you.
Again, don't check the box that says erase your card until you can check that all has downloaded ok.

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