Monday, September 19, 2011

Fixing “The Card requires formatting” Error Message in Canon Powershot A495 Camera

Canon Powershot A495 is a 10 megapixels digital SLR camera with 3,648 x 2,736 pixels resolution, 2.5-inch LCD and various other features which are mostly in demand by professional camera users. It uses SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card to save all the digital data.

The SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards are most popular and can be purchased even from a small shop. These memory card needs to be formatted before you save any new pictures. It is always a good practice to take backup of card and format it before use. This enables you to fight with any damage done to the memory card and to erase the old data saved on the card. However, the probability of card getting corrupted again (after you have saved new data) still exists.

In such cases, if you format the memory card, then all the old pictures saved in the memory card is lost. In that situation, to access the pictures after formatting, you need to restore it from a valid backup. But, what if you have not maintained any backup? In this circumstance, Only a powerful photo recovery software can help you to recover lost photos.

To understand the photo loss situation, consider a scenario: You format a memory card in Canon Powershot A495, and start to capture some pictures. However, while capturing pictures, your camera shuts down due to low battery. Now, after recharging battery, when you try to access those photograph on the card, you receive the following error message on camera screen:

The Card requires formatting”

Additionally, the camera is unable to capture any new photographs.


The main cause for the above error message is corruption of memory card due to conking of battery while a read/write operation was running.


The above error message can be resolved only by re-formatting the memory card. But, if you format the card, the photographs saved in the memory card will be deleted.

To recover the deleted photographs after formatting, you should have either updated and clean backup or need to opt for an advanced photo recovery tool. A photo recovery tool employs comprehensive recovery algorithms to recover lost, deleted, or formatted data. The recovery software ensures complete recovery of almost all image file formats and allows you to restore the recoverable pictures, audios and videos at required location.

This type of Photo Recovery Tool is designed with an interactive user-interface, which makes the recovery process easier and simpler. It supports recovery with multiple operating systems.


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