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Problem retrieving photos from Xd Card after computer crashed

I have a Radio Shack card reader which is connected to the computer by USB port.  I used it at my home computer, installed my Xd card to put photos on a document.  The computer froze.  I removed the card and tried to put it back into the camera.  The camera asked that I format the disk.  But when I pressed format, a message stated that I could lose all data.  Would you please give me advice as to what I can do so that I do not lose my priceless photos?!


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You can explore the removable media with the following instruction as follow:

Note: This is only applicable with windows XP

1.) Right click on my computer at your desktop
2.) Click Manage then you can see Computer Management
3.) Click Disk Management if you can see your harddrive plug in
4.) Select the appropriate drive you need to explore and right click
5.) Select explore.

If you done it will you can now copy and paste the file to another folder which is not belong to the selected drive. Maybe at your drive C:

And don't forget to reformat the removable media the copy the same file and paste it in to newly formated removable media.

Please don't forget to vote my solution as solve, don't just leave it as it is not necessary.

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