I've been having the same problems with my xd cards with my new Fuji E-900 camera. Once it happened with a few test pix on it so I simply reformatted it. I returned the card back to the store after erasing those pix & thought the card was defective. Now I have a new xd card that is saying the same problem "card not initialized" and I have a bunch of pix on it. Does this happen to anyone using the M Type xd cards? I only have the newer H Type xd cards and was wondering if that was the problem? How can I retrieve these photos off of my card before reformatting it? There's no pattern in this card problem and sometimes reads in my computer or camera with no problem but then a few days later if I try to open the card I will get the error. The only way that I have been able to make sure I don't lose my photos is to immediately transfer the photos from my camera plugged into the computer via USB cord and backup all photos onto my backup harddrive. I forgot to do this for this other card though and need to retrieve my pix. Please help anyone! All my cards are 1 GB H Type xd cards.
Ive read some other posts from people with this problem but the thing is my card has nearly a hundred photos I desperately want to save and my local shop say their computers say the card is coming up as empty. This message has come up before but the shop were able to remove the photos before then formatting the card. Is there any way of saving my photos.....?? Pleeeease help!