How To Format The Media Card In Canon Rebel T3I


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Formatting the media card

Most media cards come from the factory already formatted, but it's still a good idea to format a new card with your specific camera. More importantly though you'll use your camera's Format command any time you want to erase your card. So after you've pulled your images into your computer you'll need to put the card back into your camera and format it there. Now it's a very important that you choose Format to do this rather than using the cameras Erase or Delete function. Repeated use of those functions can leave your card unreliable and result in you being unable to get images off of the card.

You can usually use special file recovery software to get to unreadable images, but it's better to just avoid that problem in the first place by always formatting your card. Now if a card does get messed up, formatting it should put it back to normal. Since Format is a command that you're going to use very regularly it's good to learn exactly where it is. It is of co...

Formatting the media card
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Formatting the media card provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Shooting with the Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5)

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