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Using a memory card reader/writer saves time!

Here is a tip which has indeed saved me time and effort.

Use a card reader for your copying of files to your hard drive on your computer. These little wonders are really a great help.

One thing which I found early in my repairing of digital camera is that there was no way that I could put many camera drivers and software on my computer's hard drive.
If you do not have a memory card reader/writer, simply go to most any electronics store and buy one. The prices vary and some may be cheaper on a site like Ebay, just remember that you will usually pay more for a better grade. I suggest that you do not buy the very cheapest one, they are not made to last very long, in my experience.
The installation is very simple. Simply plug in the card reader in any USB port on the computer, not in a port expander. No software or drivers are needed in most all of the new operating systems including IBM/MS Windows, and the various Linux OS's.
Some of the software such as "Nikon View" (Windows) will work with any kind of digital camera picture files, especially .jpg. I have used this free software on my computer for every kind of digital camera I have repaired or have used.
The only ones which may not be supported would be those which are the very early digital cameras with picture files which are not supported.

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flashdrive keeps deleting


With all the hours and effort put into progressing in a video game, protecting your saved files becomes an important matter.

Creating a backup on a flash drive ensures that your game will be preserved. Having a copy is also handy if you get a new computer or if you merely want to keep your character safe for a sequel that allows you to import your progress from a previous game.

While you cannot save a game to a flash drive while playing, transferring or copying a saved game file to a flash drive is a simple process.

Locate the saved game files on your hard drive.
The location will depend on the game that you are playing (see Below)

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BioWare games save within the "BioWare" folder created in the My Documents folder.
Most games purchased through Steam will be saved under Program Files>Steam>Steam Apps>[Username.]

A Game independently installed will likely create its own folder within Program Files.
You may need to visit the game developer support site to help track down that game's specific location.
Open your flash drive.
Click and drag the entire saved game folder to the flash drive to make a copy.

Depending on the amount of file data, this may take a few minutes to complete.
Do not delete this folder on your hard drive or uninstall the game until you have verified that the saved game files work on other computers.


To transfer the saved game, plug the flash drive into a computer with the same game installed. Open your flash drive. In a separate window, open the same directory location where you found the saved game on the other computer.


Click and drag the saved game folder on your flash drive to the game folder on the new computer.
If a window pops up asking if you would like to overwrite similarly named files, click "Yes."

Apr 19, 2013 | Call of Duty Black Ops II 16GB Badge USB...

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what is a memory card reader


A memory card reader is a little device that connects to your computer on one side and accepts a memory card on the other. It presents the memory card to your computer as a removable hard drive, with all the capabilities thereof. You can copy files to and from, backup your computer's hard drive, etc.

Mar 23, 2013 | SanDisk 2GB microSD Memory Card

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loading pictures to a computer


Denise - you didn't provide *any* details so the help I can provide may be rather limited, but here goes:

You can transfer pictures to a computer a couple of different ways. The first method requires that you install any software that came with the camera on your computer and reboot. Next, connect the camera (powered off) to the computer with the included cable - which is almost always a USB type on one end and one that fits into your camera on the other. The camera will need to have working batteries, so be sure that they're good. Turn the camera on and the camera software should automatically detect the camera and start up. You should be able to transfer, possibly edit and save your pictures on the computer. If you didn't receive software with your computer, skip the software installation step above - but do the rest. Double-click the Computer icon (to show you the hard drive and DVD/CD icons) and look for a new drive. The new drive represents the camera memory. You can open the drive and work with the picture files just like they were files on a hard drive. Move, edit, copy, delete or save them as you see fit. The drawback to this method is that transfers from you camera are often slow and of course you need batteries. A second method is not limited by these - but does cost money. Keep reading.

The second method requires the use of a "card reader"
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An external USB multi-format card reader.

Card readers are powered by and transfer files via the computer's USB port. They run at significantly faster speed than the camera and can be purchased for as little as $10. To use them, install software included with the reader (if any) and reboot. Connect the reader to the computer's USB port. Remove the memory card from the camera and insert it into the appropriate slot in the card reader. A message stating that a new device has been found and software is being installed will appear on the monitor. Double click the computer icon and look for a new drive icon. Double click the new drive to show the image icons on the memory card. Move, edit, copy, delete or save them as you see fit. When done click the "Safely Remove USB" icon in the System Tray and then click Remove. If you don't see this - simply remove the reader from the USB port or the memory card from the reader slot and you will be shown how to do it properly the next time.

Be sure to FORMAT the memory card after you insert it into the camera before shooting new pictures. Formatting the card on your computer is not the same - and should be done in the camera. Formatting removes ALL data from the memory card, so if you wish to leave images on the card to show others on the camera - do not format. As mentioned above, the format should be done before taking new pictures.

Nov 27, 2011 | Nikon D Cameras

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i lost the cd and need to send photos to computer can i download the disc from net


  1. You can download withought the disk By usng these instructions found on:
http://www.chriscamera.com/downloadingphotos.htm
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  1. DO NOT USE THE SOFTWARE PACKAGED WITH YOUR CAMERA.
  2. The easiest program to copy picture files from one place to another came with your computer. It's called "My Computer"
  3. Turn off your camera and remove the memory card.
  4. Insert the memory card in a card reader, either one that's built into the computer or a separate one.
  5. To open My Computer, click Start, and then click My Computer
  6. The memory card shows up as a removable disk in "My Computer"
  7. Left click on that removable disk to find a folder called DCIM (Digital Camera IMages)
  8. The files in that folder are your pictures, and their names end in "jpg"
  9. Copy those files by selecting them and copying them. The keyboard shortcut (control-A) marks all the photos in a folder and the keyboard shortcut (control-C) copies them to the computer's clipboard.
  10. Navigate to the folder within "My Documents" named "My Pictures" and paste (control-V) your photos into place.
  11. Learn how to make new subfolders within the master folder "My Pictures" so that it's easier to find a photo you want. I make up folders with names like "2007March" and divide my photos by the month taken.
  12. After you copy files or folders to the hard drive, it is useful to view the hard drive to confirm that the files are copied.
  13. Do not erase photos from your memory card until you are positive you've saved them on the hard drive!


Using the camera as a source, instead of a card reader (but we really, really suggest using a card reader)

  • You can copy photo files directly from your camera to the computer. Use the USB cable that came with the camera.
  • Very important: make sure that your batteries have a full charge before you start this procedure.
  • If the power fails during the transfer, data will be corrupted.
  • Be very careful when inserting the USB cable connector into the socket of the camera. This is one of the most fragile components of the camera and we have seen cameras damaged by carelessness.
  • After you copy files or folders to the hard drive, it is useful to view the hard drive to confirm that the files are copied.
  • For the greatest safety of your irreplaceable images, make a second copy on CD, DVD or detachable hard drive.

May 29, 2011 | Canon PowerShot A400 Digital Camera

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copy pic. from cd to card reader


just insert you compact flash card into your card reader and let windows to show under my computer.when you see your flash card under my computer ,enter into your cd and select the pictures files you want to copy to the flash card.Now right click you will see a pop up box ,select sendto > ,now under sendto option you will see your flash drive,just select it and your files will get copy to flash drive.

if you are unable to perform these steps just select the photo files and right click ,then select copy.Now goto your flash drive ,double click on it to open it.Now right click and select paste........that's it. your files will get copy to flash drive.

Apr 24, 2008 | Lexar 64MB FLASH MEMORY DRIVE USB 2.0 -...

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