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I can't drag and drop images from camera to folder.... Answered

Ok, so this one has been bothering me for a while. I hook my camera up via USB to my computer, and drag the pictures I took to folders on my hard drive. I liked this method because I didn't have to name pictures, and it was a helluva lot faster. But, for a while now, I haven't been able to drag and drop pictures to folders. I don't know why. Right now, I'm forced to use Windows Picture Wizard, which I detest. I've checked, and it seems to be my camera, because I can drag and drop from folder to folder on my computer. I'm running XP, it's a Canon Powershot S3 IS, and I'm working on a fairly big iBle. Please, don't say it's because I have a Canon (W-Burg)! Thanks for any help!

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gmoon
gmoon

12 years ago

I understand your frustration. I use a transfer prg for my good cameras (because it automatically adds info I need to the EXIF block), but don't want or need that for our point-n-shot camera--it's just simpler. Does the camera still appear as a general storage device? ('Devices with Removable Storage") And if so, what's the error msg when you try to drag-n-drop? Do you have a built-in (or stand-alone) card reader you could use instead? (remove mem card from camera...)

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

12 years ago

. What has changed on your system since the last time D&D worked? Can you do a System Restore back to a time when it worked?

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Bran
Bran

Reply 12 years ago

Gosh, it's been so long.... One thing may be that I've passes 2000 pictures on my camera (I've taken that many total). I have the file name set up so that it shows which number it is. Ever since I passed 2000 (back in June) it started over, counting from IMG_001. I don't know if that's what started it, but that's about as far back as I can remember. Though, I don't think it was immediate, but I could be wrong. Still, that shouldn't have anything to do with it.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 12 years ago

. I agree that it _shouldn't_ have anything to do with it, but it might. . If you're actually storing 2000+ pics in your cam, I'd try backing them up and then deleting them. If that doesn't help, you can always copy them back into the cam. . If it's just the counter rolling over, it might be worth resetting it. Long shot. . . First, I'd try LV's right-drag. . If that doesn't work, check your AutoPlay settings (right-click on the cam icon, choose Properties, then select the AutoPlay tab). Long shot.

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LasVegas
LasVegas

12 years ago

You might try dragging with your right button. This will give you a menu of what to do when you drop it.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

12 years ago

. Oh! If you had to install any drivers for the camera, it may help to: make sure you have your WinXP install disc handy, download the latest drivers (uncompress if needed), go to Device Manager and select View:Show hidden devices, select any devices with canon/camera/&c in the name and right-click:Uninstall. Reboot. If the OS ask for drivers on boot, then look on your WinXP disc (should find everything automatically). Plug in your cam and point Add New Hardware at the driver(s) you downloaded. . If you didn't have to install drivers, ignore the above.