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Can't see or erase pix

When my old digital camera died, I used the same memory card with my new A530. When I use the photo printer at the store, I see more than 180 images from my old camera in addition to my new pics. But on the camera and on the PC these files/images do not show at all. How can I get rid of them?

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Try the freeware program "VAIOSoft Recovery Manager" listed on the following webpage:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/recovering-those-accidentally-lost.html

Posted on Dec 14, 2007

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The reason this occurred is that you likely never formatted the card. The card will work fine in the beginning but eventually will corrupt. AFTER you've recovered the photos, format the card in your camera to prevent this from happening again (dig out that instruction manual to figure out how). Keep in mind formatting will also totally erase your card, so again only do this after you've recovered the photos.

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its explained on the manual

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