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After having taken card out of camera and viewed files on a card reader connected to a computer, I reinserted card in camera and any files that had been viewed on the computer no longer can be displayed on the camera. Camera displays message "file can not be displayed"

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  • kakima Apr 03, 2011

    What programs did you use to view the pictures? Did you use it to save the pictures after viewing?

  • staceyann154 Apr 03, 2011

    I'm not sure what program was used to view the pictures. They were viewed on a computer at the school where I am taking a digital photography class. The instructor had a device connected to the computer that we were able to insert our SD card in so that the photos could be displayed on the computer. The photos were only viewed on the computer, not saved. When I reinserted the SD card in my camera I noticed the "file cannot be displayed message" and pointed it out to the instructor. He had never seen that before.

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Sounds like you forgot to use the "safely remove hardware" function before disconnecting the card reader. Try to download the pics to your computer using the card reader again. When they're safely downloaded, format the card in your camera to get it working properly again. In the future, follow the correct procedures.

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