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I have recently purchased the NX2 software, and as recommended changed the setting on my D70s from JPEG fine to NEF (or Raw). In the past I have downloaded files using either Nikon View software or the Microsoft download wizard. But the Microsoft wizard tells me their are no pictures on the camara, and Nikon View software transfers the first two images then encounters an "unexpected problem", and when I try again it says "an unexpected error occured. Try again. This just repeats. Can you help? Thanks, Tony.

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Try Nikon Transfer at http://support.nikontech.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/61.

You can also download a codec from Microsoft that makes Windows recognize NEF files.

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