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How to format the drive without deleting the contents?

When i want to transfer the contents suddenly the computer ask me to format the drive before i can use it. why is that? if i format it, will the contents deleted?

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are you sure it is formatted prior to using it. sometimes cards are not formatted when bought. also depending where it was formatted and on what, in a camera or another device it could be slightly out of whack with the read head of another device, so that it sees it as blank and requiring formatting

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