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Memory stick duo not showing pictures

I have pictures saved on my memory stick duo. My computer has built in digital media reader. It will recognize the memory stick when it is inserted in the reader, but will not show any of the pictures that is on the card.

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  • gobucks1211 Sep 07, 2007

    The pics are on the card because I have printed them using a developing kisok. Not sure about the Sony stuff.

  • gobucks1211 Sep 07, 2007

    It shows the drive, but when I select it, it says the disk is not formatted. Well I don;t want to lose the data so I'm not sure what to do. Thanks for helping me.

  • gobucks1211 Sep 07, 2007

    It said the volume does not contain a recognized file system. Please make sure all the required file system drivers are loaded and that the volume is not corrupted.

  • gobucks1211 Sep 07, 2007

    I;ll try that. Should work. Thanks

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    using a memory reader to try and upload photos on hard drive. computuers will not recognize the card.



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It may be that you actually have the pictures stored on the camera's onboard memory and you may have to plug the camera in directly to access the pictures. Or Sony may have a strange way of accessing the files on the device (they have done the same with their MP3 players), so you may be limited to using their software to get the pictures off the camera (or memory stick).

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    Ricky Burgin Sep 07, 2007

    I assume when you put the memory stick into the computer, it shows up with an incremented drive letter like E: or F: correct?

    Well what contents do you see inside that drive? If you see nothing at all (no folders or files - completely blank). And you're running a pre Windows Vista operating system (like XP) go to "Tools" at the top of the folder explorer and go to "Folder options", then click the "View" tab and select the option that allows you to view hidden files and confirm your choice.

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    Ricky Burgin Sep 07, 2007

    Try this:

    Hold CTRL and press the letter R on your keyboard, then type "CMD" in the box that appears and hit enter. You'll be presented with a command prompt. In it, type the letter of the drive for the memory card, following a colon - for example E: or F: and hit enter.

    If you simply get something showing:


    or similar, type "dir" and hit enter and tell me what happens.

  • Ricky Burgin
    Ricky Burgin Sep 07, 2007

    It seems you may not have put your card in the computer before. Your operating system requires that you format the card to a file system it recognises.

    You may want to take the card to the same developers and see if they can put it on a CD for you and then you can format the memory card on the computer.

    Once formatted, you should then pop it into your camera, take a few pictures and then put it back into your computer just to test if it has worked - but it should.



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