CompactFlash/Memory card reader formatting
Posted on 2003-11-15
Got a problem not necessarily associated with storage media itself, but the fomat. I'm using a memory card reader that ME has installed as an extra drive. I'm using the reader to transfer jpg's to a CompactFlash card. Problem is that when I take the card from the reader (after checking that the jpg's are on the card) and put them into my DVD Recorder with a PCI slot using an adaptor (which I know works after transferring from computer to card inside my digi camera) the DVD Recorder says 'no folder'. Recognised formats for the Recorder are FAT12, 16, and DCF. I checked the card whilst in the reader and the computer tells me the file format is FAT. I really cannot work out why the Recorder will not read the card. Any clues? If I could format the CompactFLash card whilst in the reader to DCF I think it would be ok but I can obviously only format to FAT or NTFS.
Sorry if I've posted in the wrong place, but thanks anyway for your help.