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Hello, My digital camera is Pentax Optio E30. After taking photos I tried to download them to my netbook using the SD card slot. I inserted the memory card into the slot but no files appeared but when I put the memory card back to the digital camera, the photos appeared. What should I do?

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Pretty cool that the newer computers are coming with an SD card slot. However the computer looks at this as an external hard drive and I don't think the pictures are just going to automatically pop up on the screen. You will need to go find the "drive" click on the folder and open, once you have the pictures open you can select all copy and then create a folder on your computer hard drive and paste the pictures in that. Once the pictures have transferred do a safe eject of the SD "drive" and remove the SD card. Don't forget to do a format to the card once back into the camera.

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