Problem retrieving photos from Xd Card after computer crashed
I have a Radio Shack card reader which is connected to the computer by USB port. I used it at my home computer, installed my Xd card to put photos on a document. The computer froze. I removed the card and tried to put it back into the camera. The camera asked that I format the disk. But when I pressed format, a message stated that I could lose all data. Would you please give me advice as to what I can do so that I do not lose my priceless photos?!
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Re: Problem retrieving photos from Xd Card after computer...
You can explore the removable media with the following instruction as follow:
Note: This is only applicable with windows XP
1.) Right click on my computer at your desktop 2.) Click Manage then you can see Computer Management 3.) Click Disk Management if you can see your harddrive plug in 4.) Select the appropriate drive you need to explore and right click 5.) Select explore.
If you done it will you can now copy and paste the file to another folder which is not belong to the selected drive. Maybe at your drive C:
And don't forget to reformat the removable media the copy the same file and paste it in to newly formated removable media.
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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.
An USB memeory card reader should have several slots to insert the various memory cards. You insert the memory card into the correct slot on the card reader and then connect the CARD reader with the USB cable into the USB port on your computer. The computer will see this as an external storage device, you can then copy the photos off the memory card into your computer.
Olympus cameras have different USB cords and cards, xD cards are used in Olympus and Fuji cameras only. If it is not recognized via USB cable there may be a faulty cable or USB port if the camera is working. You can get a card reader as they are fairly cheap these days and take the card out and put it in the card reader to get the Chrissy photos.
Hi, I highly recommend that you instead consider using a card reader to move the photos or videos to your computer. Card reader's do not require software (although Windows 98 and earlier may require drivers), are very inexpensive, are much faster downloading files from the camera, do not use the camera's batteries during the download, and are much less prone to file corruption of the photos during the download. Really, it would be better for the camera user if one of these was included with the camera instead of the cable and bundled software. You place the camera's card in the reader, plug the reader into the USB port, and your computer sees it as a hard drive. You simply copy/paste or drag/drop your photos onto your hard drive. For this simplicity, most professional photographers utilize card readers exclusively. You'll save yourself a lot of heartache if you convert to using one of these. Also make sure that you get a reader that is clearly stated capable of reading your card, particularly if you use SDHC, XD, CF, or MS cards.
I looked up the FE-190 and it says it uses XD Memory Cards not discs. Several companys make a card reader that plug into the USB connector on computers. 2 are Targus and Lexar. You could probable find an XD card reader at Walmart or Radio Shack. The XD memory card will then show up on your computer screen as a regular folder that contains JPG files, which are the pictures.
Forget your USB cable Jill. Buy a card reader that reads xD cards (Fuji have one on their website for £4.88+£3.00 P&P, or I picked up a multi card reader from Jessops for £13, which says what it does on the box - ie, can be used for other picture cards beside the xD card) Remove card from camera, fit in the relevant slot on the reader and plug into a USB port on your computer. Your computer will automatically recognise new hardware, and the magic task box appears after a few moments inviting you to "Copy files to your computer", etc., and off you go!
Since your camera uses an SD card, you have a few simple options. If you have an SD card slot on your computer, you can take the card out of the camera and insert it right into the computer.
A second option is to get an inexpensive card reader. A simple SD card reader is available just about anywhere for under $10 (WalMart, Radio Shack, BestBuy,CircuitCity, etc). If you have other cards such as compact flash or xD from other devices, get a reader which can handle multiple cards. These are slightly more expensive, but there is no need to pay more than $25.
Lastly, which computer operating system are you using? If it is XP, Server 2003, or V ista, you should ahve no problem having teh card reader (which plugs into a USB port) easily reading the card and having it show up as a new disk drive.
Thanks about it! If you have any questions let me know. I'll be glad to help!
I went to Radio Shack and purchased an XD card reader with an USB connection. I connected to my digital photo frame and was able to see the pictures on the XD camera card on the Polaroid digital photo frame.
IF the images are lost (can't see them thru the camera), format the memory card (Photo mode button - Set - Format). These cards need to be reformatted frequently. I do it once a month, but I'd recommend it once every 500 pictures.