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When i have taken a number of photos i have managed to download them straight to my laptop via the card reader. When i have tried using the same card in the Finepix S5600 camera the wording "card not initialized" comes on the screen. When i have put the card back into the laptop reader, i am asked if i want to format the card and if i do then i will loose all my pictures. This has happened last year and i did loose all of my pictures stored on the card when i formatted it. I dont want this to ha


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If you have already downloaded the images to your laptop via the card reader, you shouldn't have to worry about losing the images. But this might be a matter of how your image software is handling the downloads (ie. delete images/reformat after download, leave them alone, etc.) (hint: it's always best to reformat cards IN the camera). Check your software preferences. And it very well could be your memory card is wonky. Have you tried other cards and had the same problem?
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When i have taken a number of photos i have managed to download them straight to my laptop via the card reader. When i have tried using the same card in the Finepix S5600 camera the wording "card not initialized" comes on the screen. When i have put the card back into the laptop reader, i am asked if i want to format the card and if i do then i will loose all my pictures. This has happened last year and i did loose all of my pictures stored on the card when i formatted it. I dont want this to ha


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