Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45
are you importing the pics directly from the camera or by using a card reader.
In theory there shouldn't be any difference when using Windows explorer - but using the cameras own software can sometimes cause problems on Windows 7 unless the software has been specifically updated for Windows 7 -- and digital camera makers are fairly slow in updating their drivers
I've found the best method is to let windows treat the digital camera as an "external hard drive" and copy the pics on a USB2 port via Windows explorer.
just plugging the camera in and letting it be used as an external HD , the camera is a good one but its quite old now certainly around along time before win 7
Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd
That could be several things but I would lean towards the Camera or the USB cable, even if you don't think it is, if you can use other USB devices and they all work OK. Have you tried a different USB port? Have you reformatted the card in the camera? that is another possibility. Some older cameras used a "non-standard" proprietary format for their memory cards and that's another possibility. Do you know someone else with a Win 7 PC that you can try transferring to that PC for testing? Or a different camera to your PC for testing. That will help to isolate where the problem lies - maybe not what the problem is but at least confirm whether it's the camera (and it's USB cable) or the PC.
I didnt try formatting the card in win 7 , ive no idea why i didnt think of that , ill give that one a try thanks
, The card was formatted originally on the camera