Windows wants to format a working cam SD card

June 9, 2011 at 07:44:05
Specs: Windows XP
I have a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS33 camera with a 2GB SD (not XSD) card. I used the card perfectly to take some pictures which I then loaded onto my PC. Once done I wiped the card inside the camera and continued using it.

The problem arose when I next filled the card up. I happened to be abroad at the time at a friends house and, wanting him to get a copy of the pictures, downloaded them successfully onto his MAC (PowerBook I think not sure which o/s). I then returned home and wanted a copy of the picture myself, but when I put the card, which by the way still even now works perfectly in the camera, into any (I have tried on a few different) XP and Win 7 machines, Windows says that the card needs to be formatted.

I tried giving the card to another friend who also has an iMAC, thinking he might be able to get the imagery of the card for me, but the MAC threw up an error message about soft/fake raid!!!.

The pictures and video are still accessible via the camera only, so the files have not been damaged. I don't have a lead to connect the camera directly to a PC hence using the SD card via a card reader.

I have also tried recovery software inc photrec_win.exe ver 6.11.0.0 and Don't Panic. Both have failed to recover any imagery....but I know it's still on the SD card, becasue I can see it when I put the card in the camera (and no, the images are not an any internal camera memory...they are all on the SD card).

Anyone have any suggestions please as to how to get the imagery off the SD card and onto my PC?

Thanks.


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#1
June 10, 2011 at 00:37:30
... have you installed the bundled software PHOTOfunSTUDIO perhaps that may see the pics + vid and transfer them through usb >> cable (?)

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#2
June 10, 2011 at 00:48:50
'I don't have a lead to connect the camera directly to a PC hence using the SD card via a card reader.'

Mavis, did you read that?

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#3
June 10, 2011 at 01:06:33
"...any suggestions please as to how to get the imagery off..."

... I'm sure if "RandomAccess" wants the data that much "buy one"

... beg, borrow but do not steal !!

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