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Copied a file DCIM from a sony digital camera, file contains pictures but on opening the file I am unable to view the pictures.

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This is normal. Many cameras will not display photos taken by other cameras.

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Your virus software might have deleted a driver file in the camera, because it thought it was a virus? Try doing a system restore to the camera and see if it works. //David

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i have a sony cuber shot dsc w220 but wen i attach it to my computer it cannot open the dcim file.

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it sounds like you deleted the images. If you are downloading images from your camera or card....you should open the folder to view images. hold control key down and select all images that you want to download. right click on them on click save.

it sounds like you are trying to rename a folder before downloading anything. I know that when I try to edit or rotate any of my images on my card, i first need to download the images to a folder before doing any edits. it does sound like you were trying to rename your folder. normally, you would right click on folder, and click rename. hope this helps. if you need anything else, feel free to ask!!!

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SOURCE: DCIM folder turned to a file after windows scandisk fixed a reported problem

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

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i have a problem with my sony digicam i cannot open DCIM i think have a virus but i scan in computer but also i didnt open DCIM what the sign of virus folder so i can delete

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My coolpix camera says that the File contains no image data but i put it in my computer and it shows all the pictures help please?


for a digital camera to view an image they need to be in a folder named DCIM
so when you are in windows it should look like (D:)\DCIM
your drive letter may not be D it is random

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Unreadable DCIM


I would check that the camera actually records to the folder listed.

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Could you please tell me, what does DCIM in my sony ipod mean? how can i use that or when do i use that? please


Yes, that is the access to you picture files.

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Design rule for Camera File system (DCF) is a JEITA specification (number CP-3461) which defines a file format and file system for digital cameras, including the directory structure, file naming method, character set, file format, and metadata format. It is currently the de facto industry standard for digital still cameras. The file format of DCF is based on the Exif 2.2 specification.
The latest version of the standard is v 2.3.
The filesystem in a digital camera contains a DCIM (Digital Camera images) directory which contains possibly multiple subdirectories with names such as "123ABCDE", which consist of a unique directory number (in the range 100...999) and five alphanumeric characters, which may be freely chosen and often refer to a camera maker. These directories contain files with names such as "ABCD1234.JPG", which consist of four alphanumeric characters (often "DSC_" or "IMG_"), followed by a number. The file extension is "JPG" for Exif files and "THM" for Exif files that represent thumbnails. Other file formats use different extensions. Multiple files sharing a number (even if the file extension or the four alphanumeric characters are different) are considered related and form a DCF object.
For example, the files on a Nikon D40 are arranged according to the above specification. Thus, a card formatted by the camera will have a partition named "NIKOND40", with a subdirectory named "DCIM". This directory contains a subdirectory named by default "100NCD40", in which images are stored. images are named "DSC_xxxx", where xxxx represents the file's sequential number.
As this is an industry standard, similar directory structures and naming procedures can be found in most digital cameras.
[edit] AccessCamera file systems can usually be accessed by directly mounting them via the USB mass storage device class protocol, which exposes the file layout, whether DCF compliant or otherwise. Alternatively, and independent of DCF, files may be accessed via the Picture Transfer Protocol, which provides an object-oriented view and need not expose the file layout.
The file system layout is often opaque to users, as images are copied onto a computer or printer and the application deals with layout

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What is a DCIM FILE, How can I convert Into a dcim file. I would like to copy picture in my Camera it is copying but when I run the camera shows no picture.


The DCIM file is the folder is the folder which images or pictures taken are saved. Inside the DCIM folder should be should be one or more folders. The picture files are stored in one of these two folders. Look for the filenames that end in .jpg or something like DSC0001.JPG or DSC0002.JPG.

When you plugged in your camera to your computer's usb device, right click on your Start button, and choose Explore. The windows explorer window will open. Click on the (-) beside My Computer and the (-) beside Local Drive C: to minimize the list of folders. Now, you should be looking at the drive letter that defines your Camera. It could be drive E or F. Click on that drive and it will show your the contents on your right panel. Look for those folders and copy them to your local drive.

If you need further assistance, dont hesitate to ask or comment back.

Goodluck!

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DCIM folder turned to a file after windows scandisk fixed a reported problem


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

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DCIM folder turned to a file after windows scandisk fixed a reported problem


u copy that to PC and try to open with windows picture viewer then format the Memory stick then re use u will get ur files as well as u can use ur memory stick , mail me ur memory stick result @[email protected]

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Unable to open the dcim folder to view my photos


i have a sony cuber shot dsc w220 but wen i attach it to my computer it cannot open the dcim file.

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