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I am the owner of a Sony 5 MP DSC-P10 Camera. I have a problem of downloading pictures and then clearing the memory stick for reuse or taking more pictures. Need precise steps to follow for solving my problem.

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Hi there! thanks for using fixya!

here's the steps on how to reformat your memory stick:

Insert the Memory Stick media® to be formatted in the camera.

  1. On the camera, turn the MODE DIAL to the SETUP position.
  2. Turn on the camera.
  3. Using the CONTROL BUTTON, press the DOWN ARROW button to select MEMORY STICK TOOL.
  4. Press the center of the CONTROL BUTTON.
  5. Press the UP ARROW or DOWN ARROW button to select FORMAT.
  6. Press the RIGHT ARROW button.
  7. Press the UP ARROW or DOWN ARROW button to select OK.
  8. Press the center of the CONTROL BUTTON
Steps on how to download pictures:

After you take pictures with your digital camera, you'll want to copy the pictures from your camera to your computer so you can print them, share them with others, and back them up for safe keeping. Once your pictures are on your computer, you can erase them from your camera, freeing up memory so you can take more pictures. You can also view your pictures on a larger screen and decide which ones are worth keeping.

Some digital cameras come with software that helps you copy pictures from your camera to your computer. You can use this software, but you don't have to. Windows XP can copy pictures to your computer without requiring additional software. Here's how to copy your pictures using Windows XP:
1.
First connect your digital camera to your computer.
You can do this in two different ways:
Use a USB cable. Most digital cameras come with a cable that connects the camera to a USB (Universal Serial Bus) port on your computer.

Use a memory card and memory card reader. A memory card reader is a piece of hardware that plugs right into your computer. You remove the memory card from your camera and insert it into your memory card reader, similar to the way you might transfer a file between two computers using a floppy disk

Here's a tip:
It's usually faster to use a memory card reader to copy your pictures than to connect your camera to your computer with a cable.
Once you've connected your camera to your computer or inserted your memory card into your memory card reader, Windows XP will detect the connection and ask you what you want to do with your pictures. If you connected your camera with a USB cable, click Microsoft Scanner and Camera Wizard, and then click OK.

If you are using a memory card reader, click Copy pictures to a folder on my computer using Microsoft Scanner and Camera Wizard, and then click OK.

When the Scanner and Camera Wizard appears, click Next.

All of the pictures on your camera (or in your camera's memory card) are now displayed on the Choose Pictures to Copy page. By default, Windows XP selects all of the pictures for downloading. If there are pictures you do not want to download, just clear the check box next to those pictures. At this stage, you can also rotate pictures that you took while holding your camera vertically. To rotate a picture, click it, and then click either the Rotate clockwise or Rotate counterclockwise button on the lower-left side of the page. When you have reviewed the pictures for downloading and rotated your vertical pictures, click Next.

On the Picture Name and Destination page, type a name for the group of pictures. (This name, plus a number to differentiate each picture, will be applied to each of the pictures you download; for example, if you name the group "Vacation," the pictures will be named "Vacation001," "Vacation002," and so on.) Click Browse, and select a folder in which to save your pictures.

Tip: Create a new folder for each group of pictures you download.

If you want to erase the images from your camera's memory card to make space for new ones, select the Delete pictures from my device after copying them check box, and then click Next. The Scanner and Camera Wizard copies the pictures from your camera to the folder you specified and then removes the pictures from your camera's memory card.

On the Other Options page, you can choose to publish your pictures to a Web site or order prints. If you have finished working with your pictures, click Nothing, and then click Next.

On the final page of the wizard, click Finish. Windows XP opens a Windows Explorer window showing the pictures you downloaded from your camera. Your camera's memory card is now clean and ready to store new pictures. If you connected your camera to your computer using a USB cable, disconnect your camera. If you used a memory card reader, return the memory card to the camera.

Your photos are now stored on your computer, ready for whatever you want to do with them, and your camera is ready to take more pictures. As with any important files, it's a good idea to make backup copies of your photos, in case anything happens to your computer

Here's your steps on how to download your great pictures from your digital camera and on how to reformat your memory stick.

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Hi,
you should take out the memory card and then put it into the memory card reader, and it will show as a removable drive in your computer or laptop, just select all the pictures and then cut and paste into one of your computer hard drive the pictures will be removed from the memory card and placed in your computer.

Another way is to connect your camera with the computer through the data cable and then put in the cd for the camera software into your computer and it will install the software and then you can easily cut and paste the pictures from your camera to computer,

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

The easiest would be to make use of an external memory card reader. The idea is to physically remove the memory stick from the camera, plug it into the card reader that is attached to a USB port of your computer. There after, it would be treated as an external storage device (just like a thumb/flash drive). And files could be copied, moved, deleted.

Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.

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Hi...

Yes and in several methods as below listed. Since your posting refers to a generic problem for all digital cameras , some of the settings may have a different nomenclature or button name.
1. When you download pictures to you PC, rather than copy, select move; or
2. If you want to erase one picture at a time from the camera - press on the power button, then menu button, once menu is displayed, arrow down/up, you will be asked to erase the picture displayed, select yes/no by up/down, then press OK (menu button); or
3. If you want to erase all contents of the memory card of the camera - press on the power button, then menu button, once menu is displayed, arrow right, down to select card, right to select card setup, right to enter card setup, arrow down to select format or erase all, OK. Erase all just erases the files, format erases all and re-initialize the memory card; or
4. Remove memory card from camera and insert into a memory card reader attached to USB of your PC. The memory from the camera will be treated as a removable device and you can view, move, copy, delete/erase, format. This option seems to be most effective in viewing all contents under Windows Explorer with the view setting set to Thumbnail.
5. Connect the camera via the supplied cable to any USB port of your PC. The camera will be treated as a removable device and you can view, move, copy, delete/erase, format. This option seems to be most effective in viewing all contents under Windows Explorer with the view setting set to Thumbnail.

for other model cameras:
1. Press the < or > buttons to display the picture you want to erase;
2. Press the trash can button (bottom right);
3. Press the UP button to select [YES], press OK;

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Hi there,

may i know first exactly the camera model do you have.?

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Just connect your camera to pc and in my computer you can find a drive . Open it and copy the data to specified location in the pc . After completing pictures . Format the entire drive . Thats all .

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