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Photos are captured as .DAT files

I just purchased a used PhotoRun UMAX digital camera. When I take pictures they show up as .DAT files on my computer. I am using WIN XP home as an operating system. I have installed new batteries and have formatted the compactflash card. Thanks for any help.

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SOURCE: Formatting a CompactFlash card.

A digital camera's Format command is used to prepare a removeable CompactFlash memory card to accept digital image information from the camera. A card should be formatted when: * the card is new and has never been used before. * the card was used in a different camera or other device that accepts CompactFlash cards. * the card has become "corrupted" and will not store additional images.

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SOURCE: camera does not turn on?!?!

I presume you aren't using a memory card - because if you are, the pics shouldn't vanish when you change the batteries. BTW, don't suppose you can help with the problem I posted?!

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SOURCE: Cannot download my photos from camera to computer

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open my computer icon on your desktop or in your start menu
in my computer, ones the camera is plugged in you should see it as a removeable storage device

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SOURCE: i lost my drivers for umax dc astrapix 380.

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You can download the driver at this link if you need further assistance let me know.
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