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Canon s2 Is folders

Hi. the other day I took about 100 photos. For the first time this happened ti created a folder with 8 empty foldersin it. The were illegible, so I just deleted it. I'm using a sandisk 1GB by the way. I managed to get abput a 100 of the photos off the camera but the rest were not available to view. I could see them on the camera ok but just a black screen on my pc. I tried open some in photoshop but got the error "cannot parse the jpeg date" Anybody have any clues? Cheers!

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Try formatting the card in the Camera (some Camera's do not like using cards that have been formatted by the PC).

Otherwise I guess it could be a bad card .. plug the card into PC, do a 'full' (not quick) format and then COPY about 1G's worth of images onto the card .. then 'open' the card in Windows Explorer, switch to 'thumbnail view' and see what happens ...

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Mycamera has a black sceen the shutter is working ok powershot st2

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