"This file format cannot be read" - SD CARD

umayzahra

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Hi, I am trying to open my images from my sd card on my laptop, i took the sd card out of the camera and inserted it into the laptop when the folder loads up some of the first few images that i took can be seen, when i click to open the other pictures it says the file format cannot be read - what does this mean and how can i fix this problem, when i click on the image tab i can see its details ie the date, time taken and size of the image - its really upsetting because there is no backup as i took the pictures yesterday

Please any help will do, thank you!!!!!

- the pictures were taken on a canon EOS 700D
- when I put the sd card back into the camera it does not load the pictures
 

bjornl

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Copy the files over to your PC first.
If the files are in RAW format you will need a raw codec and/or converter to view them.
Microsoft has a free codec which will allow you to view RAW files from your PC
Get it here.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26829

If copying the files over does not resolve it, look for data recovery on the SD card
Here is a tutorial on how to do that.
http://www.easeus.com/data-recovery/card-recovery-software/sd-card-recovery-freeware.htm

If it was not solved by the above two steps, format the card before using it again and consider replacing it ASAP. I prefer Sandisk high end cards as they only cost a little bit more and have proven extra reliable for me.
 
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