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I feel like an idiot right now.
I've just received a 7dayshop all in one memery card reader. The thing I want to know is, how does it work?
I connected it to PC before switching on, computer recognised it and control panel says it's working. But what is it supposed to do?
I've put in an SD card from my wife's Kodak digi compact. I believe the card has 500 photos on it.
The card reader shows a green card to show it is on. When I inserted the SD card, a red light also comes on.
So what do I do next, please?
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First off did it come with a drivers file and is it compatable with the version of windows you have?
Normaly after connecting one of these, windows does its found new hardware thing and you have to let it chunter about doing that, giving it a drive Cd if required.
After that point in all the ones I have used it maps the memory card as a removable hard disk. So open My computer and it should be there under a drive lable like F: or something of that nature. You just use windows explorer to navigate the card, just like a hard disk, and copy the files you want onto your hard disk.
One bit of advice, it is best to not delete files from you PC, rather format the memory card in the camera.
Open Windows explorer or My Computer and you should see a new drive letter appear representing the slot that the card has occupied in the card reader. You can then view, copy or delete etc the files as you wish from there.
Hope that helps.
thank you very much for your swift replies.
I'll go and check it out right away. I didn't think about checking My Computer, with the card installed.
I've found the drive for it, Drive F. So far I only see 3 images. Perhaps it takes a while!
Have you checked all the folders?. Some cameras take a new folder ever 100 images, so if you have about 500 pictures, you may have to look in 5 folders.
I'll be busy for next couple days. THere's something I'm not getting here. I have no drivers or CD.
Nor have I tried the Windows Explorer thing yet.
I may be acting stupid, but at present my father is in hospital waiting for a heart operation.
I'll look in later this week.
a quick update. My father is back in hospital with suspected fluid on the lungs!
Plus I cannot visit him as I have a terrible cold.
I'll keep looking at this thread during the coming week.
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