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harrr01
Apprentice

I just got back from Fl and took out my 128 GB SanDisk from my Canon 80D.  When I put it in my computer I'm getting a error message of "You need to format the disk in drive "F" before you can use it.  I put it back in my camera to see if I can see the pictures and I get a message of "Card cannot be accessed/change the card or format card with camera.  Before I took the SD card out I could see the pictures on my camera but now I can't.  Is there a way to get my pictures of the SD card or are these lost?

 

Thanks

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Waddizzle
Legend

It sounds like a potential card failure, to me.  Is this a full size SD card?  The micro-SD cards are not recommended for use any brand of DSLR that I am aware of.  If you do have a micro-SD card with an adapter, then you might try a different adapter and cross your fingers.

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It's a full size SD card.

Jody2
Apprentice

Oh dear.  I had this problem too when I returned from Europe, with a memory card containing all my photos of Prague.  One thing I did do that I was happy about was to go to a photo shop halfway through my trip and get them to put all my photos onto a flash drive that they supplied.  So not all my photos were at risk.

The cards can become corrupted.  I found a program online that I was able to download and rescue most (around 95% or more) of my photos from the card.  Some have missing parts and some have weird lines across but I was glad not to lose the whole lot.

i think the program I used was called Recuva.  You may need to check out a few.  One I used would not even recognise my card. I think I paid around $5 once I tried the free trial to unlock full features, but it was a bargain, as it was a once in a lifetime trip.  

I just had a wild thought.  Did your camera gear bag go through an x-ray machine,with the memory cards still inside of the camera?

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At least SanDisk and Angelbird SD cards are immune to x-rays (I imagine other brands may be as well).  SanDisk also lists their cards as being immune to magnetic fields. 

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@rs-eos wrote:

At least SanDisk and Angelbird SD cards are immune to x-rays (I imagine other brands may be as well).  SanDisk also lists their cards as being immune to magnetic fields. 


I wonder if that immunity to magnetic fields includes magnetometers, better known as a walk through metal detector.

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No, we drove so no x-ray machine.  

Thanks for the information.  I will give it a try.

Tintype_18
Mentor

Glad things turned out OK. I use SanDisk or Lexar cards.

A bit off topic but it pays to know your equipment and accessories as memory cards which can be affected by magnetic fields. Thanks for the info.

Heard of a fellow who went on a photo safari in Africa when cameras had film. Shot hundreds of feet of film. Got the film developed. Blank! Didn't know to take off the lens cover!

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