Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Digital Camera ?

I have a ton of pix on my memory card, when I insert it into my printer to copy the photos to my computer it says I have to Format the Card - if I do that won't it erase every photo?!?!? thanks

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Yes, formatting it will completely erase it. Why are you plugging it into your printer? The best way to download is to use a separate card reader that plugs into a USB port. This one is only $13 at Walmart.\01214ff48d.jpg
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