Topic: My Camera Memory Card Won't Work On My Computer, How Can I Fix It?
July 18, 2019 / By Felis Question:
I have a SD Lexar 2GB Memory card for my samsung digital camera, my other SD memory cards will work on my computer but this one will not even register as being there when I plug in into my computer. It says its there when i connect my camera to my computer through a cable but when i put the card directly into the computer it won't work, any suggestions???????
To correct the question, the SD disk is a SANDISK 4GB SD HC 2 Memory card, not a SD 2GB Lexar.
Cy | 8 days ago
Reboot could solve the problem, but there could be lots of other things wrong e.g., the SD could be corrupted or the contacts dirty. Also, the SDHC(High Capacity) could cause the problem.
SDHC cards are designed for devices that are compatible with the SDHC 2.00 specification. Products designed exclusively to support previous SD specifications 1.0 and 1.1 will not be able to utilize SDHC cards.
The Targus card reader at Walmart for $8.88 could solve the problem.
The following information describes a better way to move/copy photos to and from a computer and memory card.
Just received some pictures in an e-mail which I moved to the computer. Then copied these pictures to a memory card and could view them on my camera or show on TV.
If your computer has memory card slots, find the correct slot and copy pictures from the memory card to the computer.
If there are no memory card slots on your computer, purchase a Targus card reader at Walmart for $8.88 or another brand for less at Ritz/Wolf/Kit camera. Also, they do 3½ x 5" digital prints for 6¢ each on Tuesday and Wednesday.
CAUTION To prevent memory card corruption, keep batteries charged and don't delete. Wait for lights to stop flashing then turn camera off before removing memory. For card readers, double click Safely Remove Hardware. Select, then click Stop and OK.
After you have the memory card plugged in, go to My Computer and open the memory card, select the picture you want to copy, and then copy to the My Pictures folder under My Documents under Documents and Settings.
If you have trouble with this, it may be easier to right click on Start and then left click Explore. Find and select the picture you want to copy and then at top left, click the X next to Folders to see a place to select Copy Files. Now select the My Picture folder. Make and select a sub folder then click Copy.
You can also copy from the computer to a memory card.
Have just been playing with this and found that it works really well, but you should first format the memory card in the camera because it adds files to the card you will need.
Next, take a picture of something with the camera.
Place the memory card in the card reader and go to My Computer.
Open the memory card and you should see a folder on the left (DCIM) that has your picture. Do not open the MISC folder on the right.
Double Click on the DCIM folder and you should see another folder e.g.,100HPM417, which includes the name of your camera. Double Click on that folder and you should see the picture you just took.
When you copy from the computer to a memory card, that is the folder where your pictures must be copied. You may only be able to copy one picture at a time.
One last thing, the file names of your pictures must not have any additional letters or those pictures will not be seen by the camera. Also, the file name format must match the file name of the picture you took e.g., HPIM1903. Rename files to the same format as your camera photos.
If you have trouble with this, it may be easier to right click on Start and then left click Explore. Find and select the pictures you want to copy and then near the top left, click the X next to Folders to see a place to select Copy files. You can then select the memory card folder e.g.,100HPM417, that you clicked to see the picture you took and click Copy.
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It's never a problem. Option One: There is a USB cable supplied with the camera to allow the computer to read the memory card Options Two: You can buy a USB card reader that plugs into your computer and allows the memory card to be plugged into it. Either way you're covered no problem. If by "2000" you mean Windows 2000 you may just need the CD supplied with the camera to load the drivers for the camera. Easy done!
Get an external card reader. Some PC's and printer internal card readers will not read sd cards bigger than 1 or 2G.
With some of the memory cards you need an adapter in order to put it in the computer. You need to put the SD card in the adapter and the adapter goes into your USB port. If you are trying to add images to your SD card then use a USB drive and transfer them that way.