No image database file

I have a Sandisk extreme 16GB memory stick that gives me the message no image database file when I put it in my camcorder. Movies cannot be recorded or played.Create a new file? I can’t get view any of the video on the card but I can access my photos that were on the memory stick. If I create a new file will I be able to view the video or will it wipe out everything on the memory stick.