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Picture folder won't open

I have to transfer pictures into the computer but the DCIM folder is empty..pls help me..

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  • kayteelyn Feb 05, 2009

    but there are only 2 folders in my card,the mp3 would open but the pictures?i cannot c dem..wer should i find them??

  • kayteelyn Feb 06, 2009

    i am using a usb cord in trnsferring the pics in the computer..the folder appeared empty but when i try to scan it or view its properties, the card wuld show that it contains pictures..i think it was hiden buti dont know wer to find them

  • kayteelyn Feb 06, 2009

    i did what you have told me and the folder of MP3 was gone and still i cant c the pictures

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009

    how can i do that??when i trie to select it all..the computer tells that i have to select view hidden files in the control panel but i cannot find the folder options..


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If the DCIM folder is where the camera keeps its images, then you have no images on the card.

Otherwise, have a browse through the memory card for another folder. The folders are named differently depending on your camera. My Pentax keeps them in "DCIM", but Kodak (for example) might keep them in a different folder.

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    Steve Rand Feb 05, 2009

    Oh, and Samsung will probably be different again. If they're on the card, you'll find them =-]

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    Steve Rand Feb 06, 2009

    If there are only two folders, that's fine... the pictures would be in one of them.

    If you put the card back into your camera, can you view the pictures from the card? I want to be 100% sure that they are still there before trying to figure out why they wouldn't show up in Windows.

  • Steve Rand
    Steve Rand Feb 06, 2009

    Ah... ok.. That *is* odd.

    open the drive/card on your computer, so you can see the two folders.

    Go edit, select all (both folders should be highlighted)

    Right-click on one of them, and properties

    You should have two checkboxes. (read only and hidden)

    If Hidden is grey, check it so that it is white with no tick or grey.

    Hit OK.

    Try looking in the folder again.

  • Steve Rand
    Steve Rand Feb 06, 2009

    Perhaps go over it again, and make sure the checkbox is totally clear. It sounds like you turned it on, which hid the mp3 folder. =-]

    Failing that, if you can give me remote access to your computer (IP address and user/pass) I can have a shot at it myself.


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