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Where is the drive for my camera? - Cameras

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  • kakima Mar 24, 2011

    What make and model camera? If it uses a memory card of some kind, you might want to consider NOT using a driver. 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.

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Do you mean what drive letter is assigned when you plug your camera into a USB port on your computer? If so plug your camera into the USB port and turn it on. Go to the computer right click on start > left click Explore > Scroll down the left pane of the Exporer window and look for your camera name next to an icon that looks like a camera. For example I have Finepx J10 and a folder appears with that name. Your camera may have came with software that recognizes when your camera is plugged in and opens a window for you.

I find it easier to just pop the SD card out of the camera and plug it into the computer to get my pictures.

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I want the video from a Kodak easyshare C653 to go through my computer and to the projector.


  1. Before attaching the camera to the computer, open up My Computer to display your Drives.
  2. Attach your camera and watch for the addition of a new Drive Letter/Drive.
  3. Open this drive and find the folder that contains your videos. It should be named accordingly.
  4. Copy your videos to your C: drive or other storage drive.

Oct 25, 2011 | Kodak EasyShare C653 Digital Camera

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Windows XP won't recognise the camera


Let me know if this helps: When a mass-storage class (MSC) Luminx camera is connected to a Windows XP system the camera does not appear as a mounted drive if there are no free drive letters between physical drives and mapped networked drives. Remapping the first network drive and leaving a free drive letter solves this issue. For example: If the Floppy Drive is drive ?A? the internal Hard Disk is ?C? the CD-ROM is ?D? and the mapped network drive is ?E? the Lumix camera will not mount. If the mapped network drive is moved to ?H? the Lumix will mount properly as drive ?E?. To change the drive letter mapping: Find the mapped network drive in the "My Computer" Right Click the drive and choose "Disconnect" Use the "My Network Places" to find the share to be mapped (that was removed above) Right click the shared item and choose "Map Network Drive..." Choose a drive letter from the pop-up list, remember to leave at least one free letter after the last physical drive Click "Finish" the share will now be mapped to the new drive letter and the camera should mount As long as there is a free drive letter between the last physical drive and the first network drive the actual letters do not matter. For instance if there were more than one hard drive (or DVD, CD-R, etc). This issue has only been documented with Windows XP and MSC class cameras, cameras capabale of using PTP USB mode should be set to PTP to avoid this issue.

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I need to know to download my pictures to PC


Hello,
This depends on you PC and its capabilities.
OPTION A - Need the Sony USB Cable
The Sony Cybershot comes with a USB cable. You connect the cable to your camera and then to your PC USB port. Your PC should recognize the device as a camera or a drive and it will assign it a drive letter (similar to a hard drive). You can access the contents (pictures or videos) directly from the mounted drive, because it will treat your camera like a hard drive. Just make sure you hard drive
OPTION B - No Sony USB Cable If your computer has a multimedia drive, you can remove the memory stick from your camera (hatch door underneath camera) and stick into one of the slots on the multimedia drive on your PC. All computers come with multimedia drives and even some monitors have them built it. If you do not have one, I suggest you buy an external one; they are not expensive. Once you put the memory stick in the drive it will recognize it and a windows explorer window should automatically appear.
Let me know if this helps. Please rate and leave feedback.

Jan 06, 2011 | Sony Cybershot DSCW310 Digital Camera

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Pictures will not save to the compact flash drive


Lots of questions to be asked.
Have you formatted the drive using your PC. The drive should only be formatted in your camera. The camera writes files to the drive which your PC can't.
Has the drive been subjected to any physical shock of any sort?
Could your drive have been subject to static electricity. They are extremely fragile and should only be carried in the container they came in when not in your PC or Camera.
Has your drive been subjected to extreme heat?
Has your drive been in contact with a magnetic field?
Does the drive have a the record inhibit sticker attached?
Is there a chance the drive was disconnected whilst uploading to your PC?
Is there a chance the drive was removed from the camera whilst it was saving a picture
Is the media cover fully closed on the camera?

Some of these could damage your drive for good. But I would recommend a full format in the camera before getting the drive checked by a qualifies tech. Then again, we haven't mentioned a possible fault in the camera.
I think this just about covers any user type checks. If they all seem OK then it's definitely a service agent visit.

Good luck with the checks

Apr 14, 2010 | Fuji FinePix S1 Pro Digital Camera

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I need to be able to map a drive letter to the L20 to allow my quoting software to upload photos. My old camera would allow the computer to recognise the camera card as "E:" drive when connected to the usb...


thughes702

It is possible since your old camera had assigned its self to the E drive then it got reserved for your old camera. However your new camera wants to use the E drive as well. The link below will help you map a drive to your camera.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4183994-change_drive_letter_in_windows_xp

Let me know if you have any more problems or questions.

Issken

Jan 10, 2010 | Nikon COOLPIX L20 Digital Camera

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My computer won't recognize my camera when I try to load photos


Two Possibilities:

1) There's no driver installed, or the installation failed. ( A notification will say so when you plug it in ). Be shure the driver is setup properly.

2) The setting on the camera is set to "WebCam" and not "USB Disk"

In the settings menu, (Not the photo menu) on the camera there will be a USB Function option; this sets the camera up to behave like a cardreader and set the plugged in camera as an aditoional disk drive.
The other setting for the USB Function is "Web Cam" or "Digital Camera"; this will set the plugged in camera to behave as a USB Web Camera accessable to tv tuners or other recording or chat software.

To test, open the "My Computer" display of available hard drives, Disc Drives, Floppy Drives, and Memory Card Drives, then plug in the camera into the USB connector. A USB signal sound will alert you and a new drive should appear on the My Computer list, that's the camera.

If you don't get a new drive, then unplug the USB connector and enter the Menu on the camera, look for a USB function menu and set it to Disk drive, or whatever is not Web Cam function.

Note: This is for PC, and not Apple type computers, but I'm shure an Apple computer would be similar.

Cheers.
Richard.

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How do i transfer images from computer back to camera?


If the pictures disappeared from the memory card of the camera, it may be bad. I would try a couple first to see if they are accepted.
The memory can be dealt with as with any storage device.
You didn't say if you had a Mac or PC since the procedure and terminology may not be the same.
If a PC running under Windows, attach your camera to the system and power it up if necessary, many will do this automatically. Then, open 'My Computer' and look at the listed disk drives. C: & probably D: will be your system's hard drive (partioned) E: is often the optical drive (CD-DVD) and if there are no other internal drives, your camera should appear as a 'removable drive.' If you find that, the two ends are communicating.
If you 'open' the camera's 'drive' you can generally copy/paste or drag files from your system's hard drive to the camera's memory card.  

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HOW DO YOU DELETE PICTURES FROM THE CAMERA? I HAVE 147 PICTURES TO DELETE. I CAN'T BELEVIEW IT WILL BE ONE AT A TIME MARY


you can select the format function in the camera menu
or
browse to the camera drive letter on your computer and delete the pics or right click and format the removable camera drive

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Coolpix camera not recognized by Windows XP system


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Coolpix camera not recognized by Windows XP system


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