transferring pics without formatting card

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  1. dice
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    dice pansy-ass ex-staff member

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    mah computer says that I have to format my sd card in order to view it. It's one for my digital camera and I've connected it to the pc via the camera (+ usb cables). What can I do(?) because there are a quite a few pics that I want to keep...

    I dont have a card reader btw. Thanks
     
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    Hmm... You could use file undeleters to find traces of those pics, and possibly recover it.
     
  3. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    Don't format. That must be some kind of error. If the card works in your camera, you should be able to transfer the pictures to the computer without formatting the card.
     
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    How sure are you that would work on external storage? I'd probably leave this as a last option...

    The card does save new pics, just tested it out a min ago.
     
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    Last option? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    You make it sound as if the Universe will be destroyed if you do that. It all depends on the software you are using, it is simple and effective.
    Infact I used it on a hard drive that lost its master boot record.
     
  6. mthrnite

    mthrnite So it goes.

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    Don't... format... the card...

    I'd suggest it's about time to go pick up a cheapy card reader.
    If that doesn't read it, I've had much success grabbing pics with a program designed to scrounge for pics from wonky cards.
    They usually cost typical shareware amounts, but are nice to have in the toolbox.
     
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    ok guys I'll look one up [​IMG]

    @ Westside - I wasn't sure if it would work on external storage like mem cards