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by alanc1 / October 9, 2004 12:54 PM PDT

Hi. When i connect my digital camera to my PC,it shows the C. Flash card empty. I am running Win: XP Pro and i have Roxio 7 & Paint shop photo album 5, and they still say the card is empty. I put the card into a card reader and after a lot of mucking about i finally got the photos to appear. At the end of the photos about 300 icons appeared. Can someone please help me to get my photos from my camera, and why do all these icons appear from.
Regards ALANC1

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Re: photos
by Steven Haninger / October 9, 2004 11:27 PM PDT
In reply to: photos

Your flash card should show as a drive letter and can contain folders, files, etc. You should be able to treat it as such so copy/cut and paste works to remove or add files. As for the mystery files, I cannot help. You might try posing this to the digital camera forum.

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Re: photos
by alanc1 / October 11, 2004 2:59 PM PDT
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Hi Steve. Thank-you, does this mean it should come up in My Computer as a drive and i d/click it to open it.
Regards Alanc1

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Re: photos/Maybe I am mistaken
by Steven Haninger / October 12, 2004 5:47 AM PDT
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Your flash memory may or may not show as a drive letter if using it from within the camera itself. The object of connecting the camera is to move pictures to your PC so you can store, manipulate, print, etc. Your Camera should come with some software to assist you. But, what I would recommend is that you get a flash card reader. These are very inexpensive and connect to your USB ports on the PC. You need one proper for the type of memory your camera uses. This allows you to remove the chip from the camera and insert it into the reader. This becomes a drive letter on your PC and you can treat it as any other drive. You can view your images with a mouse click. But, you will want a way to remove them from the flash memory into a folder on your PC. Showing as a drive letter simplifies this. Good luck.

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by reefurbb / October 13, 2004 10:13 AM PDT
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you removed the card with the camera on, you may have messed up the formatting, but u should be prompted to reformat it when u try to use it again.
Be careful of card readers, which will treat the card as a floppy. Their is fat12, old ssfdc, and other formats. Reformat it wrong and you can't use the card, which is why they want u to let the camera reformat it.
See if your cam web site support gives u info on this.
Or buy a new card and start over.
If u can see the photos with your reader, copy them off. The camera came new with a software CD and it's photo program should be used first
Maybe u got a virus that did the icons thru the reader onto the card?

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Re: photos
by gunnut666 / October 13, 2004 11:15 AM PDT
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When you have your camera attached, try opening your photo editing software or even office and use the import option.
For the other icons, maybe right click, properties will give you an idea of what they are.
If the camera outputs in jpeg format, the compression software may be stored on the memory card.

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