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

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  1. 480sparky

    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    MjM.

    Don't panic and hyperventilate. Odds are, your images are there. You just need to find the right tools to get at them.

    It's kinda like forgetting the numbers to a safe. The contents are still in the safe, you just need the combination to open it.


     
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    When I get a new card I format the card first then when I am done shooting,I load the files to the computer then put the card back in the camera and format again.I never delete the files from the card in camera or at the the computer.IMO this keeps the cards always working error free.
     
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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    Try the MJM Sparky recommends ...

    Recuva usually has gotten data even from a quick formatted drive.
     
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    If you would READ all of the replies you would see that one of them gives you the info to download a free file recovery program.
     
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    sabbath999 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    It sounds more like a file system issue than anything else....

    PhotoRec - Digital Picture and File Recovery

    You kinda need a geek to use it but if anything is to find it (anything FREE anyways) this is probably the best choice.
     
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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    Given that the OP has suddenly clammed up makes me suspect she's running software that's recovering the files as we type.
     
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    sabbath999 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Or perhaps the zombies got her... that would stink! I hate it when the zombies come, wrecks the whole afternoon having to stop and kill them all...
     
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    Dave442 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Just checked, I am using PRK Restorer Ultimate. Last upgraded it in 2013 for $30

    Their trial version will let you see what can be recovered.
    As the card seems damaged you probably need to use Disk Scan and not File Search. You can also tell it to do a Raw file search and clear all selections and then in the Graphics file section select the type of camera raw file, such as NEF or if they are JPEG files. The Raw search is really to just speed up the search process.

    I would try another card reader and also try connecting the camera with the card inside.
     
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    Yes

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    Look in the Recuva menus for any setting that enables raw files. (or whatever type files that are on the card).

    If still no luck, call their help line.

    If they can't help you, try a different recovery software.

    If you still can't do it, try to find a local recover wiz that will get it done at a reasonable charge.
     
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    Your card is showing error messages probably due to corruption or any other reason. Do not use your SDHC card any further and try to recover your pictures.
    You can try after restarting the camera. If there's no change then it is time to go for a new SD card.
    Do not worry, your Old SD card is not wasted. Instead run a photo recovery software to recover back your old photos from SD card. You can also format your photos thereafter to get a almost blank and error free SD card. You may feel certain limitations of a free recovery program (file size etc) . But paid recovery software are sure shot a Win.
    reference: www.retrievephotos.com
     
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    It looked like she downloaded the recovery program and got a file system error message that the drive was not readable. She even attached a screen shot to show us what was happening. Did you ironically fail to READ that part, or am I misREADing something in your snipe? She is having a bit of a professional disaster here, no reason to all-caps question her effort, is there?
     

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