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My DCIM folder has turned into a file which does not allow me access. How can i get back my 100s of photos?

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What is the extension of the file? You can use data recovery software like undelete to recover your files.

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What is a DCIM FILE, How can I convert Into a dcim file. I would like to copy picture in my Camera it is copying but when I run the camera shows no picture.


The DCIM file is the folder is the folder which images or pictures taken are saved. Inside the DCIM folder should be should be one or more folders. The picture files are stored in one of these two folders. Look for the filenames that end in .jpg or something like DSC0001.JPG or DSC0002.JPG.

When you plugged in your camera to your computer's usb device, right click on your Start button, and choose Explore. The windows explorer window will open. Click on the (-) beside My Computer and the (-) beside Local Drive C: to minimize the list of folders. Now, you should be looking at the drive letter that defines your Camera. It could be drive E or F. Click on that drive and it will show your the contents on your right panel. Look for those folders and copy them to your local drive.

If you need further assistance, dont hesitate to ask or comment back.

Goodluck!

Sep 29, 2009 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T1 Digital Camera

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Missing dcim.exe file


Hi! I had same problem and fix it no time. Well this is trick! virus hide dcim folder and make only visible dcim.exe. 1. so anti-virus will delete that virus "dcim.exe" (or can you) 2. go to start/run and type cmd 3. there you type "attrib -s -h e:dcim" (assuming that your cam is assigned e:) Now go to My Computer and DCIM shoud be there!!

Sep 16, 2009 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T1 Digital Camera

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DCIM folder turned to a file after windows scandisk fixed a reported problem


Hi, I don't know if you'll get this message, but it's worth a shot. I am having the same problem and I wanted to see if you ever found out how to get your pictures back. I don't have the same camera as you but the same thing happened to me. I'm on Windows 7 though now. Thanks

Mar 05, 2009 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W120 Digital Camera

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Photos will not upload from camera to computer


Go to Desktop/MyComputer/Pana(or it may say USB Drive, or DCIM, and click on this external drive Icon.
You are now looking at the camera contents as if it were just another file folder on your PC, and behaves the same way.

You will find your pics in a sub-folder under a master folder, common for all camera file structures, named DCIM. You can drag and drop individual pic (jpg) files or whole pic subfolders from the camera to a place on your PC, usuallly Documents/Pictures.

You can do all other folder/file operations on this Camera Folder/Pic files you can do with those that exist on the PC like;cut, past, delete, rename, etc etc.

When you take you next first pic from your camera, after moving or deleting a pic subfoler under the Camera's DCIM master folder, the camera automatically creates another subfolder. Each subfolder holds 999 pics. The camera will atuomatically create a second, third, etc subfolder for pics 1000 to 1999, 2000 to...etc.

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Unable to view the pictures folder


Hi, I got the solution for myself. Initially I have enabled to view the hidden folder option and even then I was not able to see the folder, then later I have disabled the options Hide Extensions for Known file types and Hide Protected Operating system files. Then I could see the folder and able to retrieve the photos. Once I have taken my photos I have formatted my MMC card and it is working normally.

May 19, 2008 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera

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Sony cyber-shot dsc-h2


hi,

Its simple..
After connecting USB to the laptop, a window will appear.
In that window, "select files to open".
It will open the DCIM.click and open the DCIM folder you wil find 101MSDCF folder.(for e.g.F:\DCIM\101MSDCF)
Select and delete all photos.

I did the same and i was able to get back memory.
I dont know whether its standard way of deleting photos from memory stick. Any support guys from sony camera can comment on it....

thanks



Apr 12, 2008 | Digital Cameras

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DCIM folder turned to a file after windows scandisk fixed a reported problem


u copy that to PC and try to open with windows picture viewer then format the Memory stick then re use u will get ur files as well as u can use ur memory stick , mail me ur memory stick result @vk_suryakanth@indiatimes.com

Feb 15, 2008 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera

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Memory card problems


what i did :
Tools>Folder Options...>View
i checked all options with title "display this and that kind of folders and files" and unchecked all "hide file" titles , and my real dcim folder appeared as transparent folder icon 100% usable.
if you already erased dcim.exe, try it anyway your folder should be there.

After copying your files from it format your memory card.

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Unable to open the dcim folder to view my photos


i have a sony cuber shot dsc w220 but wen i attach it to my computer it cannot open the dcim file.

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