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Can't download pictures to pc

Attach to PC via usb, PC tries to download pic, but nothing appears. CF indicator light flashes to indicates the pics are being accessed. Have left conneted for 15 mins but still no pics.

What to do?

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What software are you using to access the pictures. If you don't have the "canon" drivers installed it just won't do it.. You can however go get a card reader for the Flash card and that saves on the camera batteries..

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