Hi I have hooked up my camera and have a window with three files, dcim, dcim,--0 and botex. the dcim,--0 folder used to look like a folder but i was unable to open it as it said something about the directory name is invalid. i troubleshooted it and they suggested that i use a converter to change the directory but my computer doesn't allow it. I did a disk clear up for the usb and after it changed the dcim,--0 folder to an unrecognized file. the camera is - Vivitar 5660/5662 digital camera.
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You cannot create new folders on an SD card and copy images to them, as the camera will not recognise them, since they were not create in the camera. Copy the entire contents of the card to a folder on your HDD, then format the card in the camera.
Hi, I don't know if you'll get this message, but it's worth a shot. I am having the same problem and I wanted to see if you ever found out how to get your pictures back. I don't have the same camera as you but the same thing happened to me. I'm on Windows 7 though now. Thanks
Hi, I got the solution for myself. Initially I have enabled to view the hidden folder option and even then I was not able to see the folder, then later I have disabled the options Hide Extensions for Known file types and Hide Protected Operating system files. Then I could see the folder and able to retrieve the photos. Once I have taken my photos I have formatted my MMC card and it is working normally.
After connecting USB to the laptop, a window will appear.
In that window, "select files to open".
It will open the DCIM.click and open the DCIM folder you wil find 101MSDCF folder.(for e.g.F:\DCIM\101MSDCF)
Select and delete all photos.
I did the same and i was able to get back memory.
I dont know whether its standard way of deleting photos from memory stick. Any support guys from sony camera can comment on it....
use a USB cord found at a local computer store or even kmart, choose mass storage when you hook it in, a window will pop up, go down until you see "open folder to view files" go to DCIM, then go to 200img, and your photos will be there, from there, just copy them to a picture folder
what i did :
i checked all options with title "display this and that kind of folders
and files" and unchecked all "hide file" titles , and my real dcim
folder appeared as transparent folder icon 100% usable.
if you already erased dcim.exe, try it anyway your folder should be there.
After copying your files from it format your memory card.