HELP! SDHC Card. My Nikon Camera says: Card is not Formatted. Format the Card. The card has pictures

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  1. Awanderer

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    HELP! I put card back in camera to hook up the entire camera to computer and the camera said "card not formatted - format card?" I DID NOT format the card. The pictures are or were there. I was able to view the pictures with my camera just a few days ago. I don't know what happened.

    I hooked it to my pc via a card reader and it says E:\ is not accessible.

    I am a photographer. I've never had this problem. I absolutely can not loose these pictures. I am desperate and need the pics today.

    Please help!


     
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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    download Recuva from the internet and use that to recover the photos

    You could use a USB cable from the camera to the computer to transfer the files.

    or try using another camera to read the card too and use a USB cable to transfer the files

    AFTER you get the images off the card, you need to start formatting the card IN-CAMERA every couple time of use, minimum.
     
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    THIS!
     
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    I was planning to connect a USB so that I could transfer but after I put my card into my camera, it said that about formatting.
     
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    I will start formatting but I desperately need to get the images off the card. I am scared to hit format.
     
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    Don't run a format until you have recovered the images. If you can't get it done, take the SD card to a local photo printer who should have what it takes to recover the files.

    THEN you can format it.
     
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    I've been using these cards for years and never had a problem. I'll start formatting after I get the pictures off of it.
    So there's no way I can recover the images besides taking it to a photo shop?
     
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    You can do it with some file recovery software. You can download either a free one or a trial version of a pay one.
     
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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    search for "RECUVA" file recovery software
     
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    I'm on the Recuva website now and can download it. Question....Recuva says it recovers deleted files. If my pics are deleted from the memory card, will this still help?
     
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    I agree, best option is one of the file recovery programs. Do not do anything with the card until you have the program scan the card.
    I paid about $40 for one of these programs years ago, well worth it, but if the above is free it would be worth a try.
     
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    Yes it will recover the files .. or it's your best chance to get them recovered

    ==> Recuva 1.52.1086

    this page says to go to the above website to download the free version
    OR buy the full version
    Recuva - Download
     

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