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May 20, 2012 11:52 |  #1

I recently shot at wedding and realized halfway through the ceremony (darn catholic weddings...) that my memory card had some unreadable files. Switched memory cards just in case after that. But now on the computer that first memory card files can not be viewed and are only 32kb...lost? is this the cameras fault or memory card? I've never had a problem with this memory card on my other camera...


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May 20, 2012 15:33 |  #2

"other camera"...what are the two cameras? You realize that moving a card from say a P&S to a 60D is potentially a problem. Moving a card from a Nikon to a Canon is almost certainly a problem unless you do a low level format in camera (as opposed to on a PC).




  
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May 28, 2012 10:19 |  #3

1d2 to 1d3


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May 28, 2012 13:35 as a reply to  @ disneydork06's post |  #4

Do you simply delete your images from the card after downloading them or do you format the card after each use? That can make a big difference in how the card functions. Deleting leaves a lot of crap behind that can cause problems, while formatting cleans things up nicely.


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May 29, 2012 03:18 |  #5

I always format. I don't even like to use delete unless I necessarily need to because I need the room


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May 29, 2012 04:42 |  #6

Is the formatting being done in camera or in card reader by a PC. I think both of the cameras you mention have dual write to CF and SD cards. Which are you using? CF on very rare occasions have caused bent pins in the socket of the camera body. With a bright flashlight you might examine the pins for any damage. Look down into the card bay of the camera body and carefully examine, there are like 50 pins as I recall.




  
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May 29, 2012 04:45 |  #7

LOW LEVEL forma the cards, I never use any card in a different camera unless I low level format them to remove the MBR (google it)

The 60D does low level format, or use windows.

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May 29, 2012 04:59 as a reply to  @ jser's post |  #8

is this the cameras fault or memory card?

Overwhelming odds it was a faulty card.

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If the files are only 32k, trying to recover a file will do nothing. The files were damaged and therefore there is nothing to recover.


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May 29, 2012 10:51 |  #9

@User I wish I had a Pc but alas I am a Mac User...
it was a cf card that went bad. At least im thinking its the cf card. Tried several other cards and no problems yet that are similar.
I finally bought lexar's image rescue program and recovered all those images. I had the original version from long ago but wasn't working anymore. Great program that really does exactly what I wanted. Even got some other older images from the card that were apparently still there after I had formatted this card. So I was able to save 2 instances where I was missing photos.


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May 29, 2012 11:56 |  #10

Most likely the card failed, sadly. Glad you got the images back though.


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