Formatting the card on the PowerShot G7 X

Article ID: ART174218 | Date published: 05/01/2019 | Date last updated: 05/01/2019


Formatting the card on the PowerShot G7 X


Formatting the card
Before using a new memory card or a card formatted in another device, you should format the card with this camera.
 When the card is formatted, all images and data on 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. Access the [Format] screen.

  • Choose [Format], and then press the  button.

2. Choose [OK].

  • Press the  buttons to choose [Cancel], choose [OK] (either press the  buttons or turn the  dial), and then press the  button.

3. Format the memory card.

  • To begin the formatting process, press the  buttons or turn the  dial to choose [OK], then press the  button.
  • When formatting is finished, [Memory card formatting complete] is displayed. Press the  button.

Low-level formatting
  • On the screen in step 1 of "Formatting Memory cards", press the  buttons or turn the   dial to choose [Low Level Format], and then press the  buttons to select this option. A  icon is displayed.
  • Follow steps 2-3 in "Formatting memory cards" to continue with the formatting process.

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