How could I access these photos without formatting?

By Dione1431
May 15, 2013
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  1. Last week, I has a good time with my families and taken some great photos.
    But, unfortunately, after plunging SD card into my laptop, it became really weird.
    It was continuously telling me to format this SD card every time I attempted to open it in My Computer. But, I could see there is still 1GB data.
    How could I access these photos without formatting?
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,210   +525

    If you format the card, you will lose your photos and everything else on it for sure. I don't know if this will help but instead of plugging the card into the laptop directly, try leaving the SD card in the camera and use a cable (that should have come with the camera) to connect the camera to a USB port on the laptop. Refer to your camera manual for specifics but I don't think you need to install any software.

    If this doesn't work, your SD card may have failed.
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,922   +1,279

    Verify the contents of the SD using the preview feature of the camera - - if you can see the latest pictures, then mailpup's solution will work for you.

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