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sportyman531
Posted 24/03/2013 - 18:30 Link
I have just been looking through today's images direct from my memory using a card reader inserted into the computer. I have saved some jpegs and I was deleting one jpeg when the screen with the image I was deleting froze. I have clicked on the eject icon but a message comes up, "the device is currently in use". All images on the card are Raw + jpeg. How can I close the program or remove the card or shut down the computer without losing any images or damaging the memory card?

Many Thanks,

Steve.
flickr ID: SteveW46243 or sw46246
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JAK
Posted 24/03/2013 - 18:43 Link
If you can, why not copy all the files to the computer or an external drive, then try and shut down the PC? If it won't shut down, just turn it off. Then retry and copy the files and reformat the card in the camera and carry on as normal. It could be you would get away with just removing the card but there is a risk.

If everything has just locked up you have no option but to turn off the PC and hope for the best, then save the images and reformat the card.

The card may not even need reformatting but would be wise to just in case.

If the card goes awry, there is software that can recover the files but doubt it would come to needing that.

John K
John K
Edited by JAK: 24/03/2013 - 18:54
Gamka
Posted 25/03/2013 - 09:33 Link
You should be able to use "Task Manager" (assuming Windows) to kill the task and application. Then use the "Safely Remove Hardware" function.

Shutdown, reboot, insert card and COPY all files off before reformatting card.
Patty
Posted 25/03/2013 - 19:49 Link
Some times if there are other USERS logged on the computer their profile can be accessing the card reader or camera. This sometimes happens on my laptop with daughters using it for f**eb**k. When in this state I cannot just eject card from built-in card reader without logging in as them to STOP the reader. Just a thought.

Pat
sportyman531
Posted 02/04/2013 - 23:49 Link
Thanks for the replies everyone. All files on the card have been copied to the computer and external drive, computer shut down and card removed. I then reformatted the card and I am now using it again without any further problems.

Steve.
flickr ID: SteveW46243 or sw46246
DA AL 35mm f2.4, K3,18-135 WR, DA 55-300, Pentax KX, K5 x 2, 18-50 50-200 kit lenses, Tamron 17-50 f2.8, Fuji X10, 2x Mamiya 1000s 2x 80mm f2.8, 150mm f3.5, 210mm f4, Yashica 124G TLR, 2x Yashica FX3 Super 2000, Tamron 28mm f2.8, 90mm SP f2.5, 135mm f2.5, Olympus 35RC, 2x Yashica FX2, Kodak Pocket Instamatic, Kodak Box Brownie
JAK
Posted 03/04/2013 - 00:28 Link
Pleased you got it sorted OK.

John K
John K

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