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Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by bscrocket, Oct 16, 2008.

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  1. bscrocket

    bscrocket Thread Starter

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    I have some pics on a DVD that I put onto my hard drive. These pics were a back up and I have since reformatted my computer, so I put them back on my HD. The problem I am running into is that I would like to put the pics on an SD chip to play a slideshow in a new photo frame. When I try to copy the pics from the hd to the SD chip, I get an error message that says the file cannot be copied because the "directory or file cannot be created" can anybody tell me what this means and what I have to do to copy the pic? Thank you for your help.
     
  2. slipe

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    I’m assuming you are using a card reader to write the files. I also assume instructions for the photo frame don’t require any special formatting or directories on the card.

    If the card has been used in other devices it is probably a good idea to format the card. With the card in the reader format the card if it can’t be formatted in the photo frame. Unless the frame takes HD cards you format FAT. Right click on the drive > Format.

    Unless the instructions require a folder or directory, transfer the photos to the root directory of the card using Windows Explorer or My Computer. Hold the Ctrl key while you highlight the photos you want. Right click one of the highlighted photos and select “Copy”. Right click on the drive that is the card reader and select “Paste”. They should go into the root directory of the card.
     
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    Is the little switch on the SD card in the "read only" position?
     
  4. bscrocket

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    Thank you for the help. I will try it and post weather or not it was successful.(y)
     
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