Never formated, can the pics be retrieved

I just used my 16 GB SDHC card for the first time the other day. I just took it out of the package and put it into my husbands trailcamera to save the deer pictures. WELL needless to say that did not happen. I looked online and I guess the card needs formatted first. I have no clue on how to formate the card? Also is it possible to get these pictures recovered somewhere? THANKS

:smiley:   Hi Bkeener,

Dear member of SanDisk Community, welcome.

Well, a new and genuine card (SDHC 16 GB) is factory formatted.

If the device asks for format, implies that it is wrong or is fake.

1-   Please, try your SDHC 16 GB card in other laptops, directly to its port-card, and then tell me what happens.

Luck.

Regards, Alfred.                                                                               (Google translated)