Advice 1: How to format a flash drive for the camera

Day after day, photographing the world, your family and friends and pumping your photos to the computer, people are facing the problem of contamination of the memory card of the camera by different viruses. If the computer has a good antivirus program, it quickly detects uninvited guests. But if the program is not, and files on the flash drive a lot, to detect the viruses can be difficult. Experts advise you to transfer pictures to the computer immediately after photographing, and a flash drive periodically format. How to do it?
How to format a flash drive for the camera
Instruction
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Carefully review the menu of your camera. In every digital camera, especially mirror optics, there is an item "Format memory card". After selecting this option a window will appear with a warning that formatting will erase all pictures on your card and the question "Continue?". If you copied them in advance and not to worry, press "Yes" or "OK" and the card will be formatted. If you try to format the flash card you see the words "Impossible" or "Failure", "Replace card", check whether the protection from removal photos. Some of the camerax this is the function of the slider located near the inscription "Lock", on other – button, near which he has drawn key. Sometimes this button is pressed with sloppy, hasty folding camera in case, or children play with your technique.
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The owners of card readers do not have to scrutinize the menu of the camera. Clear the drive with this device much easier. To format the card, insert it into the card reader. After the computer reads the card and identifies it as a removable flash device, go to "My computer" on the map icon, right-click on mouse and select "Format".
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If the card reader you have, but there is a cable to copy the files to your computer, this will help to format the flash drive. Connect with this USB cable the camera and computer, wait until the computer recognizes the flash drive and format as in the previous case. Those who work in the programs Total Commander or Far, you need to also click on the icon of the pendrive in command prompt, and select "Format".

Advice 2: How to format memory card on computer

If you need to format the card memory, but for some reason you are not able to do it with the help of the device for which this map is intended you can make formatting your computer. It is not only possible to perform this operation, but you can select additional formatting options, which is not always achieved, for example, on a smartphone.
How to format memory card on computer
You will need
  • - Computer with Windows;
  • - memory card.
Instruction
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The first thing you need to connect map memory to the computer. You can insert the map memory in a specific device such as a camera or phone. Then connect this device with computer using USB cable. You can also use a card reader, which is convenient.
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After the card memory is connected, go to "My computer". Click on the map icon right-click. Then in context menu choose "Format". In this window there is a section "File system", next to the arrow. Click on this arrow with the left mouse button.
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Displays a list of file systems that are available for your flashmemory. Depending on the cards, they can be different. Most likely, you will find that your card memory you can format as FAT32 or NTFS. The latter is preferable because it is much newer. Also there are no limitations on the scope of the copied file. In the case of FAT32 you can't copy to the flash file memory, the capacity of which exceeds four gigabytes. The decision to select the file system for you.
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Select file system, then in the section "how to format" click on "Fast smoothing". Then press "Start". Will appear informing you that formatting will erase all data from the card memory. Confirm the operation.
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This will start the process of formatting your flashmemory. Its duration depends on the file system that you installed, and the type of card memory. Do not interrupt the process or remove the card, otherwise it simply may fail. When the process is complete a message appears stating that the formatting is successfully completed. This process of card formatting memory is completed. Now you can disable it from the computer.
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