I have a 1GB Lexar Compact Flash card used with a Nikon D70. The card was formatted by the camera, and I have used it for a year. I can review the pictures fine on the camera. But when I plug the card into a card reader (I've tried 5 different ones) I get an error message that the card needs to be formatted. What caused this problem, and is there any way to recover the pictures I have on the card.
You can connect the camera to the computer via a USB cable and use the camera as the card reader. It will show up as a mass storage device. You should then be able to copy the images to your PC and format the card once recovered.
There are multiple photo recovery programs out there that usually do a fairly good job of recovering images off of memory cards. I would search the internet for photo recovery programs and you should get multiple results with some being free and some at a charge. I would try the free ones first since just because one program doesn't work doesn't mean another program won't. I hope this helps!
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