Formatting the CF card on the EOS 5D Mark II

Article ID: ART174035 | Date published: 04/24/2019 | Date last updated: 04/24/2019


Formatting the CF card on the EOS 5D Mark II


Formatting the card
If the card is new or was previously formatted by another camera or personal computer, formatting the card with the camera is recommended.
 When the card is formatted, all images and data in the card will be erased. Even protected images will be erased, so make sure there is nothing you need to keep. If necessary, transfer the images to a personal computer, etc., before formatting the card.

1. Select [Format].

  • Under the [] tab, select [Format], then press <>.

2. Select [OK].

  • Turn the <> dial to select [OK], then press <>.
  • The card will be formatted.
  • When the formatting is completed, the menu will appear.
  When the card is formatted or data is erased, only the file management information is changed. The actual data is not completely erased. Be aware of this when selling or discarding the card. when discarding the card, destroy the card physically to prevent personal data from being leaked.
  The card capacity displayed on the card format screen might be smaller than the capacity indicated on the card.

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