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Canon Camera Reports "This Memory Card Cannot Be Used"

Memory card is not working in digital camera? Canon camera says that memory card cannot be used? Here are some related cases:

"Today, I connected my 4GB SD card for Canon digital camera to my computer and transferred some pictures to my USB flash drive. After transferring data, I removed the SD card from the computer and reinserted it to my Canon camera. After reinserting the card, I turned on my camera and decided to take some pictures. Then, here the problem comes. After turning on the camera says that the memory card cannot be used. I can neither taking any picture nor accessing any file on the memory card. Please tell me what is wrong and how to fix it without losing data! How to recover pictures off memmory card when receving the error message?"

"Hello! My 1GB CFcard cannot be used in Canon digital camera all of a sudden when I was viewing pictures. The camera reports a message that the memory card cannot be used with unknown reason. Can anybody tell me the solution for data recovery from the CF card for Canon camera when receiving such kind of message?"

Solution for Canon Memory Card Data Recovery

One of the most common reasons why you feel so frustrated when Canon cinema reports memory card cannot be used message is that you don’t want to lose important data on the memory card. If so, you can rely on professional data recovery software to get back lost files. This software allows you to restore any data from all types of memory card including SD, XD, perform CF card photo recovery, micro SD, mini SD, etc even when the Canon Camera says the card cannot be used. This software supports data recovery from all types of Canon digital camera like Canon PowerShot, Canon EOS, and Canon IXUS and so on.

Steps to Recover Data When Canon Says Card Cannot Be Used

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Step1. Connect the memory card for Canon camera to your computer via a card reader. Then, download and install the data recovery software. Finally, you can run the software and choose a recovery module.

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Step2.  Choose the memory card as target device so that the software can scan it for lost files. You only need to wait when the software is scanning.

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Step3.  You can preview the found files after scanning. Then, you can choose the files you need and recover them.

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Canon Camera Says No Card Inserted

Have you ever received message like "no memory card inserted in camera" when you want to view files on a memory card in Canon digital camera? Just like getting the "this memory card cannot be used" message, you will run to the similar problem when receiving "No memory card inserted in camera" message. Such kind of error message often disables you to access or view any data on the card, so the first thing you need to do is to perform data recovery when receiving such kind of message. Data recovery software also enables you to recover files from memory card when Canon camera reports "no memory card inserted in camera" message.

Memory Card Not Working in Camera

Sometimes, although camera can detect the memory card normally, you are unable to access the card. The memory card is not working in the camera. In this situation, data recovery is quite possible as long as the card is not physically damaged and data is not overwritten.

Other Similar Messages You May Receive on Memory Card

Usually, when Canon camera reports "this memory card cannot be used", you will be unable to read any data on the card. As a matter of fact, you may receive other similar message, which will also disable you to access any data on the memory card. Here are the possible messages you may receive:
Memory card is not formatted do you want to format it now
Memory card is not valid to use
There is no memory card in camera
Memory card is raw file system, how can I change file system of memory card from RAW to FAT32?
Please insert memory card in to digital camera
If you receive any of messages above, you can use data recovery software to restore files from the memory card. Usually, you can restore photos, music, videos, office files, documents, emails, PDF files, and almost all types of files.

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