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xD card has content but shows folder empty?

by ksteil / September 7, 2008 1:13 AM PDT

While going through my electronics 'stuff', I came across an xD card.
It is from my first digital camera, which was an Olympus.
When reading the card it shows 'This folder is empty'.
Then when I check properties, it says Used 6.00 KB - Free 7.76 MB.
Doesn't this indicate that there is something recorded on this card?

Since I no longer own the camera, can this card be used for some other gadget, such as a photo frame?
Or is it time to recycle it?


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6KB isn't a picture so why not
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 7, 2008 2:43 AM PDT

Format it in the new camera?

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xD card content
by ksteil / September 7, 2008 3:01 AM PDT

right you are! Thanks for your answer.

My new camera is a canon and takes a much smaller sized card.

I have also never heard of reformatting a memory card. How is this done?

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by kalel33-20416052469708587370302374692233 / September 7, 2008 3:07 AM PDT
In reply to: xD card content

Put it into the computer, right click on the card, and pick format.

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xD card re-format
by ksteil / September 7, 2008 3:16 AM PDT
In reply to: easy

Well, I'll be .....

I'm always so happy when I learn something new! Thanks!

Any ideas as to what I would use it for?

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not much, but
by kalel33-20416052469708587370302374692233 / September 7, 2008 5:20 AM PDT
In reply to: xD card re-format

You could use it in any Olympus or Fuji camera, or a photo display. The problem is that memory is cheap and with it being old, you could probably buy double or quadruple the memory size for around $20.

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xD card
by ksteil / September 7, 2008 6:25 AM PDT
In reply to: not much, but

I thought I'd give it to someone who has an Olympus or Fuji, but when I add up the capacity (8 MB, correct?) it seems even too small for an emergency backup.
Thanks so much for all the information you provided.

I have another more current question regarding memory which I will post later today. I have an appointment shortly and no time right now.

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