Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-26-2009

ultra sandisk 4gb Formatting

Is it necessary to format the disk before taking any pictures if so how do you do this i am really a beginner at this and put a new 4gb card in my camera and now when i go to download to my computer it reads error .I even tried downloading thru my hp photosmart and it reads error also........guess i really goofed. 

i can see the pics on my camera but need to download to forward    any help would be appreciated Smiley Sad

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 16,315
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: ultra sandisk 4gb Formatting

Usually your camera will tell you if it needs to format the memory card, and will do it for you. Of course, if you have already snapped & stored any pictures these will be erased during the format procedure.