Advice needed: Can see pictures in camera but can't find it using computer

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by PR, Sep 26, 2004.

  1. PR

    PR Guest

    I have a Nikon 3700 using a 128 MB SD card. I am running into a wierd
    problem. If I take pictures with the camera right now, I can view the
    images on the camera no problem. However, when I connect the camera to
    my computer and try to load the pictures, the pictures are not there.
    No image files can be seen on the card from the computer. I used both
    Nikon View and also just manually opening the folder in
    explorer...same results..no images on the card but if you look at the
    pics from the camera, all the images are there.
    I even plugged the SD card into my PDA, and it still doesn't find the
    images.

    What should I do? What's going on??
    thanks!!
    PR, Sep 26, 2004
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  2. Try putting the card into a usb card reader and reading it from there.

    On 25 Sep 2004 19:09:45 -0700, (PR) wrote:

    >I have a Nikon 3700 using a 128 MB SD card. I am running into a wierd
    >problem. If I take pictures with the camera right now, I can view the
    >images on the camera no problem. However, when I connect the camera to
    >my computer and try to load the pictures, the pictures are not there.
    >No image files can be seen on the card from the computer. I used both
    >Nikon View and also just manually opening the folder in
    >explorer...same results..no images on the card but if you look at the
    >pics from the camera, all the images are there.
    >I even plugged the SD card into my PDA, and it still doesn't find the
    >images.
    >
    >What should I do? What's going on??
    >thanks!!
    Mr. Cellophane, Sep 26, 2004
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  3. PR

    MoHo Guest

    Just a shot in the dark..............................but have you checked
    your "My Pictures" folder?


    "PR" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I have a Nikon 3700 using a 128 MB SD card. I am running into a wierd
    > problem. If I take pictures with the camera right now, I can view the
    > images on the camera no problem. However, when I connect the camera to
    > my computer and try to load the pictures, the pictures are not there.
    > No image files can be seen on the card from the computer. I used both
    > Nikon View and also just manually opening the folder in
    > explorer...same results..no images on the card but if you look at the
    > pics from the camera, all the images are there.
    > I even plugged the SD card into my PDA, and it still doesn't find the
    > images.
    >
    > What should I do? What's going on??
    > thanks!!
    MoHo, Sep 26, 2004
    #3
  4. PR

    Jim Townsend Guest

    PR wrote:

    > I have a Nikon 3700 using a 128 MB SD card. I am running into a wierd
    > problem. If I take pictures with the camera right now, I can view the
    > images on the camera no problem. However, when I connect the camera to
    > my computer and try to load the pictures, the pictures are not there.


    Did this just start, or has it been doing it since you got the camera.

    What operating system are you using (ie Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows98 ?

    PC or Mac ?

    Is the cable OK ?


    On the surface, it sounds like something isn't configured quite right.
    Jim Townsend, Sep 26, 2004
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  5. (PR) writes:

    > I have a Nikon 3700 using a 128 MB SD card. I am running into a wierd
    > problem. If I take pictures with the camera right now, I can view the
    > images on the camera no problem. However, when I connect the camera to
    > my computer and try to load the pictures, the pictures are not there.


    This has happened to me with two reasons. First a corrupted image fild on
    the compact flash card (maybe similar to SD; maybe not). Second, the card
    was formatted on the computer, then used on another brand of camera, then
    put in my Nikon CoolPix. It read as full, appeared empty on the computer,
    and the images showed up fine on the other camera. Check to see if it's
    been formatted by computer or another camera. Get a file recovery program,
    too -- if you haven't thought you needed one, you do now. :->
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    Phil Stripling, Sep 26, 2004
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