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Memory card error - After taking about 300 pictures on a 2 Gig Kodak SD memory card. I get a message on my Canon camera that says '' memory card error'' I tried to put the chip in a differant camera but it tells me to '' Format The Card'' I am afraid if I do that I will loose all of my pictures. I tried to load the pictures into my computer the way I always do and nothing happens. Any helpful ideas ? Thank You

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Take no more pics until you've recovered the photos, take the card out of the camera. Here's some freeware photo recovery software that should be what you're looking for.

You will need to use a flash card reader with this software. If you don't have one, get one, they're inexpensive.

The reason this occurred is that you likely never formatted the card. The card will work fine in the beginning but the file structure will eventually corrupt. AFTER you've recovered the photos, format the card in your camera to prevent this from happening again. 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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