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Old Jul 17, 2003, 2:59 PM   #11
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but do we format in camera , in cf card reader or doth it not matter ?
NEVER, EVER format in a card reader.

ALWAYS format in the camera!

Many times formatting in a card reader can make the card useless and you'd have to get a special program to make the card work again (for certain camera brands).
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Old Jul 17, 2003, 5:24 PM   #12
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phew. Thanks for that Mike -luckily thus far I have always formatted in my A70 - guess I'll carry on doing so

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Old Jul 17, 2003, 11:14 PM   #13
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Formatting the card in your camera will fix any errors left by improperly deleted/altered files. For that reason, I'd recommend formatting the card periodically. If you never write to the card outside of the camera (e.g., in a card reader), you are probably fine just deleting the pics.
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