Hi I have hooked up my camera and have a window with three files, dcim, dcim,--0 and botex. the dcim,--0 folder used to look like a folder but i was unable to open it as it said something about the directory name is invalid. i troubleshooted it and they suggested that i use a converter to change the directory but my computer doesn't allow it. I did a disk clear up for the usb and after it changed the dcim,--0 folder to an unrecognized file. the camera is - Vivitar 5660/5662 digital camera.
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You cannot create new folders on an SD card and copy images to them, as the camera will not recognise them, since they were not create in the camera. Copy the entire contents of the card to a folder on your HDD, then format the card in the camera.
The DCIM file is the folder is the folder which images or pictures taken are saved. Inside the DCIM folder should be should be one or more folders. The picture files are stored in one of these two folders.
Look for the filenames that end in .jpg or something like DSC0001.JPG or DSC0002.JPG.
When you plugged in your camera to your computer's usb device, right click on your Start button, and choose Explore. The windows explorer window will open. Click on the (-) beside My Computer and the (-) beside Local Drive C: to minimize the list of folders. Now, you should be looking at the drive letter that defines your Camera. It could be drive E or F. Click on that drive and it will show your the contents on your right panel. Look for those folders and copy them to your local drive.
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I had same problem and fix it no time. Well this is trick!
virus hide dcim folder and make only visible dcim.exe.
1. so anti-virus will delete that virus "dcim.exe" (or can you)
2. go to start/run and type cmd
3. there you type "attrib -s -h e:dcim"
(assuming that your cam is assigned e:)
Now go to My Computer and DCIM shoud be there!!
Hi, I don't know if you'll get this message, but it's worth a shot. I am having the same problem and I wanted to see if you ever found out how to get your pictures back. I don't have the same camera as you but the same thing happened to me. I'm on Windows 7 though now. Thanks
Hi, I got the solution for myself. Initially I have enabled to view the hidden folder option and even then I was not able to see the folder, then later I have disabled the options Hide Extensions for Known file types and Hide Protected Operating system files. Then I could see the folder and able to retrieve the photos. Once I have taken my photos I have formatted my MMC card and it is working normally.
After connecting USB to the laptop, a window will appear.
In that window, "select files to open".
It will open the DCIM.click and open the DCIM folder you wil find 101MSDCF folder.(for e.g.F:\DCIM\101MSDCF)
Select and delete all photos.
I did the same and i was able to get back memory.
I dont know whether its standard way of deleting photos from memory stick. Any support guys from sony camera can comment on it....
u copy that to PC and try to open with windows picture viewer then format the Memory stick then re use u will get ur files as well as u can use ur memory stick , mail me ur memory stick result @[email protected]
what i did :
i checked all options with title "display this and that kind of folders
and files" and unchecked all "hide file" titles , and my real dcim
folder appeared as transparent folder icon 100% usable.
if you already erased dcim.exe, try it anyway your folder should be there.
After copying your files from it format your memory card.