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Downloading photos to pc after connecting to a mac

Hi! I have never had a problem downloading photos from my camera to a PC, until now. The camera connects and is recognized, but the computer cannot get the photos. A message comes up either saying the camera is busy or can't be found. I have tried using several programs and they all give a similar message.


The last computer it was connected to was a Mac - it worked fine - could that have messed up the formatting or something so the pictures can't be found?

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Re: Downloading photos to pc after connecting to a mac

Chances are you have some other program running on your system that's access your camera so that no other program can access it./ check all your start up items

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