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Windows 7 shows pictures on camera in folders/XP does not

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by Innovate1, Aug 13, 2012.

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  1. Innovate1

    Innovate1 Thread Starter

    Feb 2, 2006
    I have a Cannon, fairly generic low end camera that is 1 - 2 years old - don't have the exact model with me and don't think it matters for this issue. I usually just open the camera as a folder and transfer pictures manually by drag and drop. When I connected the camera recently to a windows7 box it showed the pictures in 5 different folders with names like 117_04, 118_05, 119_06, etc. When I connected the camera to an XP box it just showed the pictures all in the main folder - no subfolders. So I transferred all the pictures and deleted them from the camera. Connected to Win7 and deleted the 5 subfolders. Then took one picture as a test. Win7 showed the picture in a subfolder! I assume this is some sort of "helpful" feature but I find it annoying. What is going on and is there a way to stop them showing up in subfolders?
  2. etaf

    etaf Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
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    my experience with Canon is they use subfolders on there cameras at least the ones i have played with from about 2002


    are you using canon software zoombrowser on 1 pc and not the other

    i suspect on one you are using the canon software to import and the other is windows

    I think you will find the card has the folders - as the link i posted
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