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Hi, i can't download photos to my computer. i have the usb wire, and i used to have something in my computer that allowed me to download my camera photos to my computer. since hard-drive crashed and was replaced i am no longer able to download my camera photos to my computer. i noticed on your site a link for drivers, but i'm not positive that that is the problem, can you please help. thank you

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I would suggest trying Google's Picasa software. It's free and easy to use. You could also simply drag and drop your pictures from your camera in Windows Explorer. You shouldn't actually need any extra software to do the transfer.

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