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Memory card problems

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. Hi there.I have a 256 MB MMC card for my Canon A460.I have taken some 256 photos on the camara.I change the batteries once on the trip as they were out.Till that time was able to view the photos that I have taken.I came home from the trip I inserted the card on my laptop & there you go, the error pops up as "DCIM.exe is not a valid win32 application.I was stunned.I scanned it but viruses , spyware or trojans were found on that.I have searched & read almost every article to fix it.Until I saw your site.

I need those pics badly....Please help to fix this...I need those photos....!!!

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  • Anonymous Jul 23, 2008

    I have the same problem! My laptop, USB and camera's memory card are all infected. The virus first appeared like one of my pc folders which, after I tried opening, disappeared and was replaced by a DCIM.exe file. It moved to the USB and my camera's card after I used them on the pc.Couldn't find my folder anymore but knew it was there because I could open one of my files which was saved in the folder by clicking on it from the my recent documents shortcut on the start menu. Grateful if anyone can help!

  • loccitane Jul 23, 2008

    Have the same problem, it moved from py laptop to my camera card. I know my files are still there because I could open one of them from my start menu. It's just that the files are hidden. I have tried every virus protection available, but can't seem to fix the problem. all I know is that the virus hid as a folder and when I tried opening that folder, the folder disappeared and was replaced by a DCIM.exe file. Now when I start-up my pc, the win sys 32 folder opens on its own! don't know how to get rid of the sily virus! I also got a happy birthday message on opening my laptop today!

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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

Posted on Aug 04, 2008

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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

Posted on Jul 13, 2008

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