The problem is that everytime I try to upload photos onto a computer, or even look at them for that matter, the only option in the card's folder is dcim.exe, and flashy.exe. Why are my only options execution files, and why is my computer (or any computer) not recognizing the photo and video files that are definately on it?
any help would be appreciated.
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.
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I assdume that you have the Samsung software installed. If this is so remove it [start/contro; panel/add remove software] Restart the computer. Then Windows will find the camera with its own camera/scanner Wizard
This is a virus, just google for DCIM.EXE and you'll find what I mean. I have the same. What the virus does is is HIDES the original folder where the photos are in (they are NOT deleted), and then renames itself to the original folder name - hiding the .exe extension. Just run AVG Free Antivirus. Now it looks like everything is gone, but it isn't. The folder with the photos is simply hidden. To see this folder again goto My Computer, Extra, Folder options, Display, display hidden files and folders, Ok. And there they are again!
Ps: found the virus in Nepal, Thailand and India. Asian Infection???
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ALTERNATE WAY TO TRANSFER PHOTOS TO COMPUTER If your photos are stored on the memory card, then remove the memory card from the camera and insert it into an USB memory card reader. Connect this USB memory card reader and memory card into the USB port of your working computer. Your computer will see this as an USB Mass Storage Device or an external storage device; you can then open the folder on the memory card and copy the photos to your computer. Memory card reader is a handy device and is inexpensive. You can copy photos from other cameras and you can also download photos off your memory card to someone else's computer without the need of installing any programs.
TRANSFERRING PHOTOS TO COMPUTER If your photos are stored on the memory card, then removethe memory card from the camera and insert it into an USB memory card reader.Connect this USB memory card reader and memory card into the USB port of yourworking computer. Your computer will see this as an USB Mass Storage Device oran external storage device; you can then open the folder on the memory card andcopy the photos to your computer.Memory card reader is a handy device and is inexpensive. Youcan copy photos from other cameras and you can also download photos off yourmemory card to someone else's computer without the need of installing anyprograms.
this is a very odd problem, I have the same camera and it works fine, your best bet is to buy a usb SD memory card dongle. they are about 14 dollars, this will solve your problem with the photos, but I don't know why your camera won't work properly with the cable., have you tried it with the cable on your friends computer?
Internal Memory: 32MB SD Card / SDHC Card (Up to 4GB support) Possible that internal memory is empty and your are transfered zero file.Switch to external SD memory in your camera menu should take care of the problem.Get the SD card reader is your easiest option. just copy and paste the photos to my picture in your computer.
Did your friend use the "safely remove hardware" function when removing your card from her computer? That could corrupt your card if she didn't. Try this...take your card to a store like Walmart that has a Kodak picture kiosk. They can usually read everything on a card. There, you can print the pics or even make a cd of them. Afterwards, format your card in your camera.
Consider NOT connecting your camera to your computer.
The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.
Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program such as Picasa.
If you are able to see the pictures on the camera you should be able to get them ..... Now if like you say the changing battery's my have some thing to do with the problem (WHY?)... well the camera every time you insert a new memory it will format IT and put the respective folder to be able to save the pics So .... sounds like it got corrupted because of the power failure on the camera, Now if you are able to see pic's on the camera... hummm try a card reader maybe will help, or eve go to the Mall or pharmasy to one of the Big DigitalPhoto printer that have the slots for memorys and try to see if you can print one
better u download iso buster software from net...with the help of tat software u ll get ur photos back...else u remove ur anti virus software and try it one more time....surely u ll get tat...else try it in ur fri system also..because due to the availability of virus..it wont open the folders