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#1 OFFLINE   abarbarian

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 10:07 AM

I lent me new camera to a friends daughter fpr half an hour as she is a dead keen photographer with little loot.After spending a happy time in the garden she had a fair few pictures taken.
I took out the sdhc from the camera and told her she could download them to her Mac laptop which I think is running the latest os. This she did. As she was not happy with some of the photos I think that she deleted a few, I'm not sure if she did this from the sd card or after she had downloaded them.
On arrival at home I placed the card into a reader and I noticed that along with the picture folders there were a couple of extra folders showing on the card.
I then uploaded a picture from the card to Imgur an online picture site, everything worked fine.
I then decided to upload another picture but the sd card did not show up in my file manager. After several tries I took out the sd card and replaced it in the camera. Where to my surprise the card showed up as unformatted.
What is going on ?
Did the Mac do something to the sd card ?

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#2 OFFLINE   LilBambi

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 10:56 AM

No, the Mac didn't do anything to the card.

You could have easily removed those 'extra' meta and dot files with no worries.

Sounds like it was just a coincidence and the card just lost it's marbles.

Reformat it and see if it comes back. Or maybe it's just truly dead now.
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#3 OFFLINE   abarbarian

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 06:53 PM

Ta Fran. Card is not dead. Seems I have a pengremlin. A pox on Arch and all dodgy systems. :angry2:
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Posted 12 June 2013 - 09:14 PM

I remove those files all the time for years now without any worries. So I knew first hand that it couldn't have been that.

Sometimes flash drives do lose their marbles though. Sometimes you can put the marbles back and sometimes you can't. ;)
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Posted 12 June 2013 - 09:28 PM

I support your indignation, abarbarian. I have loaned a flash key to a Mac using friend several times and it comes back with 2 or 3 hidden files on it after just being used to read data. What part of "read" does MacOS not understand? :angry2:
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Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:56 AM

I agree!!! They should not be crapping all over people's USB drives! Really annoying!

They can get a program called Cocktail (not free- normally $19 per computer or $39 for family pack - single computer is on sale for $14 and family pack for $29 right now) to keep the Mac from putting those 'hidden' files on external USB drives.

I say hidden but they are only hidden (some of them) from the Mac user. Windows and Linux can see them all.

Edited by LilBambi, 13 June 2013 - 11:57 AM.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:56 PM

Linux doesn't put down markers on USB thumbdrives? why did i think it did. maybe some versions of *nix (including Macs) do ?
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Posted 13 June 2013 - 02:03 PM

No, only Macs do.
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Posted 13 June 2013 - 05:46 PM

I've never had any distro (have used over a dozen in the past decade) put files like that on a drive.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 05:55 PM

Me either Adam. Only the Mac is messy like that.
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Posted 14 June 2013 - 07:42 AM

View PostLilBambi, on 13 June 2013 - 05:55 PM, said:

Me either Adam. Only the Mac is messy like that.

An crappy Pentax cameras. :angry2:
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Posted 15 June 2013 - 08:50 AM

Ah, yes... ;)
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