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I did not format my memory card before I took videos. Now I cant transfer any of the videos to my computer - Help - dont want to lose precious videos of my granchildren.

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Chances are there is nothing on the memory card! If it isn't formatted, it can't write data to it. Can you play it back on the camera? If you can't, there is nothing there. Connect the camera to the computer and use File Explorer to see if the camera 'Volume' has anything listed on the left hand side of the computer screen.

Also worth mentioning that some cameras have their own internal memory so you might find two 'volumes, one formatted and one not.

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