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Sandisk 1gb memory card error

When trying to get images off my memory card on to my pc it came up with the error, 'card not formatted'. Now when I put the card back in the camera it comes up with the same error message and I can't see my images, please help as the images are of a wedding!

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  • happyme123 Apr 10, 2008

    A Blue Screen pops on kodak digital camera DX7590  screen and says my 1GB memory card requires formatting. I have 960 photoes on it and they're very important but I can't see them. If i format it'll delete. Please Help!! These pictues have 3 years worth of VERY important pics. HOW CAN I SAVE MY PICS. ?? Not even a kiosk could pull it up or another camera.

  • wrdr01 Apr 13, 2008

    1 GB sandisk memory card started shwing 'card error' after i deleted the last batch of pictures; can't find a way to reformat it

  • micheLLee27 Jul 27, 2008

    I have a canon powershot SD450 using a a sandisk 1gb ultra II.. And i put the 1gb memory into another camera (casio exilm) but wen i put the memory card back I can't see my previous pictures that i took. it says "memory card error" in the middle of the screen. So i tried putting the memory card into my computer to transfer the files there it doesnt work at all. It doesnt read the card or see a new device being put into the computer sd card reader.. I would really like to view my pictures. Any solutions?? please help???

  • andrea9life Jan 09, 2009

    I'm experiencing the exact same problem as spinky11. The photos wouldn't upload into my computer, and the camera screen just says "card not formatted."

  • mauro21 Jan 15, 2009

    I was at beach and when I turn on my Pentax E40 the message "Card not formatted" had appeared. When in PC the same message appears.

    My PC has no option for scan cards.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2009

    it happend to me too!

  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2009

    I have pictures of my senior prom on here, and it says "format memory card" I cannot view my pictures....!!


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For Windows (XP-7)
Obtain the application called GetDataBack for FAT32. You should use an application such as this because it doesn't care if a filesystem is present and intact, unlike many poor recovery utilities.

Ignore Windows' request to format the card when attaching via a card reader. It's important that you not directly attach from the camera unless it offers a simple storage mode whereby the card appears as a USB memory stick etc under (My)Computer

If you are not comfortable with learning how to use the application on your own, seek out help at a PC tech forum - it's quite popular.

Just remember to use excessive scanning and set temp/recovery folders to something other than the attached card, eg a folder on your desktop.

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Sandisk sucks

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