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Canon default folders

by rgb6 / August 20, 2010 9:40 AM PDT

I want to change the default folder that the Canon images are sent to on my PC (XP Home). Now they all go to My Pictures, each folder by date. I would like to change it to go to my external hard drive, and in a folder Canon, then by date within that.

I read the camera manual and the software manual but cannot see how to do this, if it is even possible.

Any advice on this topic is appreciated!

Canon SX200 IS

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what software are you using
by kalel33-20416052469708587370302374692233 / August 20, 2010 11:00 AM PDT
In reply to: Canon default folders

In most software, you can choose the destination folder.

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by rgb6 / August 20, 2010 2:53 PM PDT

Thanks for your reply.
I am using the software that came with the camera: Canon Utilities such as Zoom Browser 6.3, and Camera Window DC (used to transfer images to the PC and operate images on the camera). I finally found in Camera Window DC how to specify the download location. Two problems now:
- I already have about 20 Canon image folders in the default location: how to move these safely to the new external drive location;
- The external hard drive (Maxtor BlackArmor) is at the moment showing as drive L: in My Computer. But sometimes Windows moves the external drives around and changes the drive letter. In Camera Window DC I changed the download location to L:. So what happens when Windows changes the drive letter? Will the change be recognized by Camera Window DC? If not, is there a way to force an external drive to retain a specific drive letter in XP?

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some of it's easy
by kalel33-20416052469708587370302374692233 / August 20, 2010 8:18 PM PDT
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On moving the old photos, you just need to find the photos in "my computer" and drag & drop them into the folder in your external HDD or find them, highlight them all, right-click, hit "cut", and then go the external HDD folder and right-click to then hit "paste".

Truthfully, I would look at getting a better archiving software such as Adobe Photoshop Elements. You can usually find the last version very cheap online and it's great for finding and sorting your photos, by many possible different categories, even facial recognition.

On the part of the changing letters, you must be using a laptop and plugging things in when you get home. If you make sure to plug in the external HDD first every time then it should have the same designation every time. If you plug it in after you plug in some other USB storage device, ie. Ipod, USB dongle, etc. then those will get that next letter for drive devices.

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