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What's the safest way of deleting images from a memory card? I know I that deleting images only partially erases them - what about formatting the card? Or should I be doing it through my computer?

■ ■ Matt replies: It depends on what V i 1 you mean by safest, Carole. If it's to ' » ' ensure that your images are deleted permanently, your only option is to destroy the card so that it can't be read. There's always a chance that images may be recovered, whether you use a computer or your camera to delete images. Even if you format a card many times over, there is no guarantee that the images can't be salvaged (and using recovery software, they often can).

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