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Windows 7: Import Pictures and Video Error

18 May 2012   #11
tman69

win7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

try this: plug USB cable into camera (with camera turned OFF) plug other end of USB cable into computer USB port--then turn ON camera--if you get an 'autorun' window--select 'take no action'.
open an explorer window--you should see if the camera (possible name 'data disk', 'removeable storage device' or even camera name)--right click--select OPEN--a window should open--click through the folder structure to a folder named DCIM--this folder should contain your photos-- select them all and drag them to a 'new folder' on your desktop (or whatever folder you use to store your photos).


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18 May 2012   #12
lguapo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

tmaN69, that method worked just fine (50 photos). However, it is too much work for what used to be a simple task - stick a memory card into computer, click import, and walk away. What I want to know is why Windows is saying the files are being used by another process. I don't get that part.
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19 May 2012   #13
tman69

win7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

that is the method that I have always used--don't have or like card readers.

as far as windows thinking that another process is using files--could be write caching or indexing the disk in your card reader--or--even though device manager shows device is working properly--it may not be.

glad you were able to get your photos.

am out
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