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I have downloaded all my photos on to my computer and wish to erase them all from my memory card. What do I do to erase all?

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The easiest thing is to simply reformat the card.

You can do this either via the camera menu or via the computer when the camera is connected.

If your PC has a card reader.. simply reformat the card while it is inserted in the computer.

If not. while the camera is connected to the PC.. My Computer.. go to the camera/card.. find the photos..select all (CTRL A) and delete.

Best of luck

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Yes, If you are getting the message then it will erase everything you have stored/saved on the memory card.

There are few possible reasons for this message.
1. Your memory card is full and does not has enough space to store new photos.
2. Your memory card is not fully detected or recognized hence it is asking you to format the card before downloading

There is simple solution to diagnose and find out the problem for both the reasons.

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