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Does "formating memory card" means it deletes everything???....

Because I think I just did that and it should say deleting not formating! Grrrr

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  • sabrrre Dec 16, 2007

    Oh no! That's terrible :( So there's no retrieving any of it huh? What does formatting do anyway?

  • sabrrre Dec 16, 2007

    Thank you... I downloaded the program but it says that no device is detected..but my camera is plugged in to the comp..

  • digphotonut Dec 18, 2007

    LCD screen shows no image in record mode

  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2007

    turn on and nothing on screen and pictures are blank



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It's no problem at all to get your photos back. They're still there. The card memory has just been reallocated to allow overwriting. So, no more pictures just yet, and please see this post for several free software that you can download to get those photos back:

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Yes, when you format a memory card, it erases all its data. Nowadays many companies/manuals don't bother mentioning that, unfortunately :(

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I'm assuming you are trying to use an SD card in your camera and not the internal memory. I suggest you format the memory card if you are sure there is nothing on the card. Formatting the memory card deletes everything on the card and sets it up with a file system that your camera recognizes. Follow these steps to format your memory card using your camera. 1. Turn camera off 2. Insert memory card 3. Turn camera on 4. When the memory card is inserted in the camera, the [Format card] option appears in the setup menu 5. Choose Format to format the entire card. Don't choose Quick Format 6. Wait until your card is formatted
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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

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I know how to delete single picture but how does one delete complete file(numerous pictures, videos etc.?

If you mean to wipe out everything that's on the memory card, I just format the memory card.

Make sure to do it in the camera, rather than a card reader.

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Memory card requires formatting, press continue then it states that it will delete everything on memory card,then it does not format, it tells you that you need to format memory card. press cancel and...

Hope you have this figure out if not here goes. Sounds as if the camera is caught in a feed back loop. As long as you have down loaded and saved your images on the computer go ahead and format the card. When it says delete everything on the card select OK and click the start button everyone is happy again. By the way all new card and card after doenloading to the computer should be formatted in the camera. Never format in the computer and deleting images one by one is just a great way to totally mess up a memory card's mind. Format, Format

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Hello friends please help me unfortunately i have forgot my memory card password I have nokia 2700classic help me how to unlock my memory card? i already done process of f explorer but when i explore f...

Well for that you need to format your memory card but as you format it everything on it will be deleted so you want be able to find anything afterward on it.

So if you think its fine if everything on memory card got deleted.

If you still have the same problem or any other please reply.


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Can i format an old playstation 2 memory card

I think you have to manually delete everything off of the memory card, There isn't a format option on a PS2. I havent got my adapter for my PS3 yet to see if I can format the memory card on the PS3.

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Lost pictures

When a solid state disk as a memory card is formatted using the camera menu option, or perforing a Fast Formatting with a computer, the File system on media is deleted and overwritten.

If a complete format is done using a computer, the clusters containing data are erased before formatting. In that case there is no way to recover the data files.

Often there is no way to recover data from a formatted Disk or Memory card.

Try following the instructions on website below:

recover data from formatted Hard Drive?

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Photo recovery from formated memory card

well once you've formatted your mcard that's mean ALL your stuff is GONE FOR GOOD! There might be a software but cost alot of money(<$200). Unfortunately there's no free software capable to recover stuff.

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But why

I'm afraid "Formatting memory cards" or hard drives etc means returning them to factory conditions, therefore deleting everything.

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