Fix “Card has wrong format” error in Canon Powershot G11

Canon is one of the most popular camera brand that is most likely used by many people. Canon Powershot G11 camera model is one of the successful models from Canon camera brand that has been popular among users because of easy to use technology, delivering high definition photos and good storage medium . This camera uses five different type of memory cards to store photos on it including SD card, SDHC card, MMC card, MMC plus and HC MMCplus memory card. These memory cards are reliable and most efficient type of storage medium that can store large quantity of photos.

But in most of the situation these memory cards may get corrupted and results in complete inaccessibility of data stored on it. A little mistake during handling of camera may result in loss of photos from camera or corruption of memory card.

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Take a practical example, when you take out the memory card from the camera without switching off camera or forcefully and after that when you reinsert card to access photos on it, the camera reported following error:

"Card has wrong format. Press OK to format"

When users go with the message and press OK button the camera displays another message:

“Unable to format card”

The possible cause for the error may be corruption of card. Corruption of memory card results in complete inaccessibility of photos stored on the card and restricts users to further click more photos from it. Fix “card has wrong format “error to view photos stored on the memory card.

You may fix “card has wrong format “error trying following method:

  • Turn off your camera and then take out the memory card and reinsert card after some time.
  • Connect you canon camera to the PC or use card reader to access photos on it.

If the error is yet not solved, formatting memory card used in the camera may resolve the issue. But formatting the card will erase all the systems stored on it. In this case if the required backup is not available you may use third party application to recover lost data. Stellar phoenix Photo recovery Software recovers lost photos in almost all data loss situation.

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