"save folder not found" comes up when trying to download pictures
Hello out there! I've downloaded pictures from my canon many times, and now when I try to do so it says "save folder not found". I can see the pictures that are on my camera on my computer, but cannot download them.
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There are many reasons both software and hardware related why this problem could be happening but I have a cheap solution for you to be able to download your pictures.
Please go to a electronics store and buy a USB card reader. I bought one last week and it cost $0.5 so its cheap as dirt. Then simply remove the card from your camera , pop it into the reader and the pictures will appear on a drive like a flashdrive in your my computer folder.
This is a much better option than using the camera's cable as it is faster , safer , saves on your camera battery and you don't need to install any software or drivers.
Supported windows Operating system
Windows 98 Second edition(SE) Windows Me Windows 2000 Service pack 4 Windows XP SP 1 and SP 2
Canon PowerShot A430 has no update about the new driver software for windows 7
Try doing this direct transfer in your computer
1. Connect the camera to your computer using the supplied USB cable of your camera.
2. Set the mode dial to (playback) and turn on the power. The camera and computer will be able to communicate.
3. If there is no pop up window that has Canon CameraWindow, Click the [Start] menu and select [all Programs] or [Programs]. followed by [Canon Utilities], [Camera Window], [PowerShot-IXY-IXUS-DV 6] and [CameraWindow]
4. Download the images. * Download the images using the camera or the computer. * By default, the downloaded images are saved into the [My Pictures] folder.
** If the above process does not work you can just use the memory card of your camera and connect that on your laptop. (some laptop has built in card reader) The memory card works like a flash drive and you can just transfer files like transferring from one folder to another.** Issue on the operating system compatibility.
The save folder it is looking for probably doesn't exist. If you are using Canon CameraWindow DC, cancel out of the download popup by choosing "operate on images on camera". Then click on the button that looks like a folder with the word "set" below it. Click browse and select the folder you want your images saved to. (For example, "My Pictures".) Now click the button that has an arrow pointing from a camera to a computer. Your images should begin downloading to your computer without any error.
I too had problems with "canon folder not found" when I tried to download my photos from camera to computer. I had been doing this task successfully for over two years. I couldn't understand what was so different. It was so frustrating and having an older brain (nearly 60) and spending almost a day trying to rectify the problem, I seeked help from my daughter as all the solutions didn't help me. She solved my problem after about an hour trying different avenues. This is the solution that worked for me providing you have the solution disk that comes with your camera. I had installed this disk myself several times on the same day but still did not make any difference like I had hoped it would. Now this is how a younger brain works and solves the problem. Step 1 ; Go to "My Computer", you will see system task. (legt hand side) Step 2 ; Click on "Add or remove programs" Step 3 ; Click on "Change or remove programs" This is where you will find Adobe reader, Internet security, Window driver package, Microsoft and so on. There was or should be 15 canon components. Step 4; DELETE or remove all canon programs, after all it was the solution disk(that comes with your camera) that put them there. Step 5; Now reinstall your "Canon Digital Solution Disk" and follow their prompts Step 6; When this has been done successfully, it will close down the computer and restart itself. Step 7; Download your photos from your camera to computer and presto it works, it has found the "Lost folder". I hope this works for you, Joyce
i found the answer to my own question above and thought i'd share.
rather than iphoto, you can use "image capture," which is software that comes standard with the mac.
-Turn on your camera, and connect it to your computer with the cable that came with it.
-Close iPhoto if it opens automatically. Open Image Capture (Applications folder).
-Click Download Some to choose specific items to transfer, or click Download All to transfer all items.
If you click Download Some, choose the items to transfer, and click Download.
By default, Image Capture transfers still images to your Pictures
folder, video files to your Movies folder, and music files to your
Music folder. To choose another folder, choose Other from the Download
To pop-up menu, then click Download Some or Download All.