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Unable to upload pictures from camera to computer

Eos utility only shows 'monitor folders'. camera does not communicate with computer at all. zoomxbrowser 'view & aquire images from camera' gives no further prompts. help!

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  • dgerstei Jan 07, 2009

    The same thing happened to me as above

    "eos utility only shows 'monitor folders'. camera does not communicate with computer at all. zoomxbrowser 'view & aquire images from camera' gives no further prompts"

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Consider NOT connecting your camera to your computer.


The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.


Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program such as Picasa.

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SOURCE: EOS Utility program cant download pictures.

1'st thing. You don't have an EOS camera so you won't be able to use EOS utility.


Posted on May 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Canon zoombrowser Ex downloading problem

Communication error is what the G7 told me. It turned out to be: too many pictures too download! The Canon website suggested this as a problem and were right on. Using the continuous drive mode I had taken thousands of pictures and had to delete some to get it to download and it worked like a charm.


Posted on Jul 12, 2008

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SOURCE: EOS Utility program cant download pictures.

It's very hard to troubleshoot software problems online, and it likely is a software issue. You may fix it, but it will pop up again some day. Camera/cable interface problems are notorious. But why put up with the headache of these software problems? Please see the following post, as it outlines a much easier, faster, and less error prone alternative way to download your photos:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2009/01/how-do-i-download-photos-or-pictures.html

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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SOURCE: 40D not communicating with EOS utility

open device manager, connect camera, it will be seen briefly with yellow triangle and exclamation mark. open it up and uninstall.
Disconnect camera and close windows down. Restart windows, connect camera and switch on, windows will then find it and install driver. Took me hours to figure this one out

Posted on Sep 13, 2009

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SOURCE: I have been using my Canon A550 for a few years

Time to start using a card reader.

Posted on Feb 14, 2010

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SOURCE: Problem with EOS Utility

I have an Apple imac and a Canon 50D DSLR camera. I Loaded all the Canon "MAC" software on th imac. When Camera is connected to imac EOS Utility just "hangs". It just does not respond at all. Is fine of Windows XP machine but imac, nothing.

Posted on Jan 16, 2011

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