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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.

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  • joyride43 Jan 15, 2008

    nope, sorry, It is not. I am actually in kuala lumpur, using internet shop computers, could this possibly have something to do with it. They are completely updated and good quality though. But there is no samsung software on it.

    any other thoughts?

  • joyride43 Jan 15, 2008


    They have absolutly no idea, and she spoke malay, along with maybe 15 words of english.

    But, okay, i took some pictures using the camera's internal memory, no problem. They showed up. I also tried using a friends cardreader, and it was the same deal as having the card in the camera, no good.

    I tried locking, and unlocking the card, restarting the comp, and using programs online (like facebook) to veiw the photo's, all to no avail.

    I know the card is okay because i can veiw the pics on the camera, the problem is still that all computers veiw the information on the card in exe file format only, when they should be folders.

    Thanks for trying, do you have anything other ideas?

  • joyride43 Jan 17, 2008

    ran antivirus, deleted files as they are not cleanable. You are right, it does not delete the pictures. However, this computer does not seem to have the "display hidden files and folders" option, which is strange because using windows help, and searching hidden files, it tells me the same thing as you have told me.

    I will try again on another computer within a few days, and play around with some of the folder options that I do have.

    i got it in thailand, good call!

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  • sonnyhp Mar 03, 2009

    after found the dcim.exe on my sd card, i delete it.
    but right now, i can not access my hidden files/foleder anymore


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What i did :
Tools>Folder Options...>View
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.

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I assdume that you have the Samsung software installed.
If this is so remove it [start/contro; panel/add remove software]
Restart the computer.
Then Windows will find the camera with its own camera/scanner Wizard

Come back with the results

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2008

    Check with the Shop it is likely therefore the operating system is restricted in some way for Internet use not general applications.
    I will be interested to know if this is the case

  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2008

    Well now this is interesting. Then camera should store the files as JPEG. but I read you as saying the show in the camera as .exe and will not come up in a computer.
    This does suggest perhaps that the camera is failing in some way.
    Is this a new problem - has the camera worked correctly previously
    May be a Camera shop will have an idea or the Samsung Tech support.




Hi There,
This is a virus, just google for DCIM.EXE and you'll find what I mean. I have the same. What the virus does is is HIDES the original folder where the photos are in (they are NOT deleted), and then renames itself to the original folder name - hiding the .exe extension. Just run AVG Free Antivirus. Now it looks like everything is gone, but it isn't. The folder with the photos is simply hidden. To see this folder again goto My Computer, Extra, Folder options, Display, display hidden files and folders, Ok. And there they are again!

Good luck....
Ps: found the virus in Nepal, Thailand and India. Asian Infection???

Posted on Jan 16, 2008

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