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I was using my olympus XD picture card about 2 weeks ago in my camera to take photos of a birthday party. There is ALOT of precious photos on the card. I left the card for awhile without uploading the photos because I couldn't find a card reader. But I found one today, so i tried to upload the photos, but it wasn't showing up... So I uploaded the photos off of my other XD card which worked fine. and then I tried again, still it didn't show up. Then I put the card into my camera, and it can up with 'card error' I have no idea what it means, and why it happened. But is there any way to retrieve the photos off the card? Because i don't care if the card doesn't work again, but the photos mean alot to me. thanks

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If you do not own a media card reader for your PC go and buy one so that you can plug your XD card directly into your computer. Then download this software.

You will then have an idea if you will be able to recover the pictures from your card. Your other option is to pay a data recovery company which could run you hundreds of dollars.

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