Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS / Digital IXUS 95 IS Digital Camera ?

SD1200 IS Memory Card Error

\015 Hi,\015\012\015\012This problem has now happended to me twice. I was using my camera with no apparent problems. After shutting off my camera and then turning it back on to take more pictures, it read "Memory Card Error". The first time this happened, I removed the memory card, replaced it and ended up formating the memory card (unknowingly deleting all memory). This same problem has happened again. This time I tried to save pictures from this memory card onto my computer and nothing happened. Is there any way to keep the pictures previously taken from being gone forever?\015\012\015\012Any help would be much appreciated. Hopefully I will be able to retrieve my pictures, but if not, I would like to know how to prevent this from happening again. I don't like having a camera that's like a ticking time-bomb waiting to erase pictures.\015\012\015\012Thank you for your time.\015

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Take no more pics until you've recovered the photos, take the card out of the camera. Here's some freeware photo recovery software that should be what you're looking for.
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You will need to use a flash card reader with this software. If you don't have one, get one, they're inexpensive.
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\015\012Finally, I'd suspect the card before the camera. Think about purchasing a better quality card, they're relatively inexpensive these days. Also, first thing you should do with the new card is format it in your camera. You'll only need to do this once. If a card is not formatted when first purchased, it will work fine at first, but will eventually corrupt.
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