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    Question How to remove all pics in the memory card?

    I'm intending to sell my 2 CF cards.

    Any idea how i can make sure that all my pics are safely deleted?

    I have reformatted the cards abt 10 times from my camera....

    Is that enough?
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    Default Re: How to remove all pics in the memory card?

    Format it using your camera. Don't just "Delete All". There's a function within the Menu for formating your memory card. You are safe just even doing once. I guess you are good to go if you've done that.

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    Default Re: How to remove all pics in the memory card?

    Quote Originally Posted by saintsaint722 View Post
    Format it using your camera. Don't just "Delete All". There's a function within the Menu for formating your memory card. You are safe just even doing once. I guess you are good to go if you've done that.
    formatting is not safe either. on a pc or in camera makes no diff. there's software to retrieve data back but it depends how paranoid one is.

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    Default Re: How to remove all pics in the memory card?

    Shoot thousands of new blank pics to overwrite any previous hidden memories and format again.

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    Here's the proper way:

    Download free application called 'Eraser' from here: http://www.heidi.ie/node/6

    Set it to overwrite free space on memory card 35 times

    Nothing can be recovered on it after that.

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    Default Re: How to remove all pics in the memory card?

    if you have the software come with a CF cards, there is a function in the software call "wipe card", it will wipe it clean till all data irretrievable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simplicitee View Post
    I'm intending to sell my 2 CF cards.

    Any idea how i can make sure that all my pics are safely deleted?

    I have reformatted the cards abt 10 times from my camera....

    Is that enough?
    Wow!!! formatted 10 times !!!! Can't think of any but try to stick it behind the magnet of the 10" woofer speaker.

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    Default Re: How to remove all pics in the memory card?

    Format once, the pics can still be recovered. Format twice, almost unlikely, sans for the more powerful recovery software. Safest will be Format, take a few shots to overwrite the card, format again, you're done. For safety precaution, repeat it again or just use a wipeout software.

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    Default Re: How to remove all pics in the memory card?

    Fill the card with blank data to overwrite the card fully, then format.

    No more data to recover.
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    Default Re: How to remove all pics in the memory card?

    Memory cards especially CF cards are just like hard disks.

    All you have to do is get hold of a low level format program, not the Windows "Quick format".
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    Default Re: How to remove all pics in the memory card?

    Sometime format just clear the addressing table. Your content might still be there.
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