My CF Card Keeps Deleting My pictures

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  1. EhJsNe

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    I have a Kingston Elite Pro CompactFlash Card (4GB, 133x)

    Every now and when I turn on the camera, where it should say how many pictures I have left it says FOR and if I try to review my pictures it says "Card Needs to be formatted"

    It hasnt deleted any important pictures yet...but when It deleted my sunset pic from yesterday I got really mad.

    I dont take the CF card out, I only take it out to put it in the card reader and put the pictures on the computer....which after that I delete all the pictures and format the card.

    Oh, and I thought I might mentionthat when I put the pictures on the computor...sometimes not all the files transer...it tells me another program may be using the file.....and doesnt copy it.

    Does anyone know why it keeps hapening? Im going to Arizona for all of July and I dont want those shots getting deleted.
    Its happened 3 times total....and Im really getting annoyed at it.
     
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    I build computers on the side and stopped using Kingston memory back in 2001 because of all the problems I was having with them. I'd replace that Kingston CF memory card with something more reliable.

    I've been using Sandisk CF memory cards in my XTi for the past year and a half and have never had a problem with them.
     
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    My issue is it is telling me to format my card, if I format it, the pictures that were on it get deleted! I have no other choice but to format the card....
    I do format it after EVERY time I put the pictures on the computor.

    $44 dollars for 3 cards eh? Thats prety good! about $15 dollars a card...same as what I paid for mine!
     
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    Why do you format it every time?
    I haven't ever formatted mine. Should I?
     
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    Get yourself some Sandisk cards never had one problem and format them every time they are used
     
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    Why do you format it every time?
    I haven't ever formatted mine. Should I?
     
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    I know I came across some literature either here or with my new camera that said you should reformat after putting in a card reader or any other device before putting back in the camera. I've never done it. Probably won't until I get burned.
     
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    Are you formatting it in the camera, or in the computer?

    I would think that you should at least format it once, before you start using it.

    You don't really have to do it every time, but I do. It's just a quick & easy way to delete everything on it.
     
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    Because someone else could have used it on the day of a shoot
     
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    OMG! Thank you guys for all the responses! I must have forgotton to check this yesterday...so here we go:

    I dont know why I format it every time to be honest....I read somewhere that you should...it helps prevent things like this from happening.....now isnt that ironic?


    BEFORE putting it back in the camera? I didnt think there was another way to format it....and I do format it before taking ANY pictures...so is it ok?

     
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