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How to format memory card Power shot

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How to format memory card for Canon Power shot
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  GeekGal replied 12 months ago.

Hi there! My name is ***** ***** It would be my pleasure to assist you with this.

Please give the following instructions a try and let me know how it works for you. If this solves the problem, would you mind taking a moment to rate my service? I'd really appreciate it! Without a rating I am not credited for my answer. If you need more help, please let me know so I can continue to assist you.

Step 1

Slide the lock on your memory card to the unlocked position. Some cards, such as Compact Flash cards, have a mechanical lock that prevents accidental erasing or writing to the card.

Step 2

Insert the card into your Canon camera and turn on the camera.

Related Reading: How to Format an SDHC Card for a Computer

Step 3

Press the "Menu" button on the camera.

Step 4

Select the "Card Operations" or "Maintenance" option from the menu -- on some Canon cameras, this option might be represented by a tab containing a wrench. Select tabs or options by using the navigational wheel on the camera and pressing the "Select" button.

Step 5

Select "Format" and check "Low-Level Formatting," if that is the option you desire.

Step 6

Select "OK" or "Execute" and confirm that you wish you format the card. Formatting will then commence and you'll get a message when it is complete.

Expert:  GeekGal replied 12 months ago.

If you will let me know the exact model # ***** your Canon Powershot I will be happy to provide a link to the online user manual for you.