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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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Re: Does "formating memory card" means it deletes...

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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Re: Does "formating memory card" means it deletes...

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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yes it does it will erase everything on the memory unit you are using

Dec 27, 2011 | Sanyo Vpc-s1070w Digital Camera

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Camera says out of memory won't let me take pictures. i cleared all the pictures out and still cant take pictures. What do you think the problem is?

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
After formatting your memory card, try turning your camera off and on and you should now be able to take pictures to your memory card.
P.S. If you remove your memory card you can choose Format Memory from the setup menu to format the camera's built-in internal memory

Sep 01, 2011 | Nikon COOLPIX L5 Digital Camera

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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

hope it helps

Aug 07, 2011 | Kodak EasyShare C315 Digital Camera

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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.

Jun 30, 2011 | Digital Cameras

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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

Dec 09, 2010 | Kodak EasyShare Z7590 Digital Camera

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How do i format my sd card

1 Press the Menu button. 2 Press to highlight Setup Menu , then press the OK button. 3 Highlight Format , then press the OK button. 4.Highlight an option, then press the OK button: MEMORY CARD-deletes everything on the card; formats the card. CANCEL-exits without making a change. INTERNAL MEMORY-deletes everything in internal memory including email addresses and album names; formats the internal memory. 5.Highlight Continue Format, then press the OK button. (When the formatting is complete, the Setup menu appears)

Nov 09, 2010 | Kodak EasyShare CX6200 Digital Camera

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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?

May 26, 2009 | Praktica SlimPix Digital Camera

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Deleted pictures

Unfortunately, when the card is formatted, all data is erased. There is no way to get back the pics you had on it earlier. Sorry..

Sep 28, 2008 | Casio Exilim EXZ75 Digital Camera

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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.

Jul 21, 2008 | Digital Cameras

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Deleting pictures

just connect ur cam to pc and then there will be two new drives (if have inserted memory card into it then only)occurring then just identify the memory card one & delete everything or format.................. tahts all everything is deleted..........

Feb 10, 2008 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S90 Digital Camera

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