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    Exclamation Card Reader asking to fromat CF card before it will open for dwonloading photos

    Hi all,
    Up until recently to download photos from my CF card all I have had to do is put the card into the reader and coonect the reader to my computer. Now if I do this I am told that the CF card has to be formatted before any photos can be downloaded. If however I connect my camera directly the photos will download as normal.
    Can anyone shed any light on this please.
    Thanks, frustrated

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    Hi
    Once you download from the camera have you tried to format it . I had a similar problem with a sd card it wouldn't download anything unless it was in my camera. Turned out to be a faulty card reader... graham

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    Hi Graham,
    Yes I did format the card once I had downloaded the photos, but now I will try a different card reader as this may be the problem.
    Many thanks for your post, I shall let you know how I get on.
    Hywel.

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    Hi I have had this problem before and it turned out tobe a USB hard drive once unplugged it then saw the card reader ok. I think the hard drive took its original drive letter.

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    Try a USB from camera to computer to see if it'll 'talk' without formatting to save the pictures.

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