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June 4, 2012 8:53:41 AM

I cannot view pictures from my sd card on any computer even when I use a usb cable but the pictures can be viewed on the camera, what could be the problem and what should I do?

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June 4, 2012 9:04:35 AM

Odd!

1.You're not getting admin privaleges messages, are you?
2. What is your camera model?
3. Can you copy the pictures to your pc?
4. try opening any picture viewer program you have installed, then, navigating to your SD card and viewing the pics - does this work? If not, what message do you get?
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January 31, 2013 10:52:06 PM

I ran into the same problem today! It took me forever to figure it out but it ended up being very simple. I accidentally had the camera mode set to "clipboard" when I was taking the pictures. This saves the pictures to the camera and not the SD card. I had to select each picture individually and save it to the SD card on the camera before transferring the SD card to the computer.
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April 5, 2013 9:12:55 AM

evenifa said:
I cannot view pictures from my sd card on any computer even when I use a usb cable but the pictures can be viewed on the camera, what could be the problem and what should I do?


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June 21, 2013 7:43:43 AM

So card reader doesn't work? Hmm. plugged in correctly? hmmm. what format pictures? some cameras have weird ARW formats, like mine.
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July 16, 2013 9:37:12 AM

evenifa said:
I cannot view pictures from my sd card on any computer even when I use a usb cable but the pictures can be viewed on the camera, what could be the problem and what should I do?


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July 17, 2013 1:03:14 PM

GOT IT!!!!

Your pictures are not on the SD card, but on the camera itself. In order to view them. Remove the SD card, then attack the camera to the PC via USB cable
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June 22, 2015 1:31:40 PM

evenifa said:
I cannot view pictures from my sd card on any computer even when I use a usb cable but the pictures can be viewed on the camera, what could be the problem and what should I do?


Ok ...here is your answer. You may have deleted the SD cards formatting. I have done this before when I am deleting pictures and a wipe out ever thing to save time ...don't. So to fix put the SD back into the camera and from the Menu options ...select format SD card ...or it might just say format card. Once the card has been reformatted it will work again on your computer. YES you will lose all data on the card when you do this
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August 1, 2015 12:12:05 PM

I had the same problem. Formatting the card is what worked for me. However, I had moved my pictures to the card already and then they were deleted!!! Ouch. Be sure you move your pictures back to your camera before doing the formatting! I'm glad to have figured it out though. Thanks for all the help!
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August 15, 2015 1:06:46 PM

mesab66 said:
Odd!

1.You're not getting admin privileges messages, are you?
NO
2. What is your camera model?
NIkon D5100
3. Can you copy the pictures to your pc?
No. If I could, I wouldn't be looking here.
4. try opening any picture viewer program you have installed, then, navigating to your SD card and viewing the pics - does this work? If not, what message do you get?
I tried this with a couple of picture viewers to no avail.


Same camera, same USB cable, when connected to my Window 7 desktop, reads the pictures just fine. The camera shows up as a connected device, but when I click on the directory where the pictures should be, it says "empty", even though the file browser shows 150 Megs of data in use.

I tried this because a friend, who just upgraded to 10 was unable to download from his camera to post pictures for an eBay auction, so I said I would try it and I'm having the same thing. This needs to be fixed right away as it's a deal breaker for a lot of folks.

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October 3, 2015 12:25:29 PM

RogerWhitaker said:
mesab66 said:
Odd!

1.You're not getting admin privileges messages, are you?
NO
2. What is your camera model?
NIkon D5100
3. Can you copy the pictures to your pc?
No. If I could, I wouldn't be looking here.
4. try opening any picture viewer program you have installed, then, navigating to your SD card and viewing the pics - does this work? If not, what message do you get?
I tried this with a couple of picture viewers to no avail.


Same camera, same USB cable, when connected to my Window 7 desktop, reads the pictures just fine. The camera shows up as a connected device, but when I click on the directory where the pictures should be, it says "empty", even though the file browser shows 150 Megs of data in use.

I tried this because a friend, who just upgraded to 10 was unable to download from his camera to post pictures for an eBay auction, so I said I would try it and I'm having the same thing. This needs to be fixed right away as it's a deal breaker for a lot of folks.


Same here on windows 7 machines I can view my pictures but on my windows 10 machine it cant see the pics even though its on my camera and I can view
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October 7, 2015 5:12:14 AM

kind of a round about method but worked for me..

Open my computer and add the drive (memory card) to archive or zip it..
Extract the files to a folder...done!
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February 28, 2016 8:50:31 PM

evenifa said:
I cannot view pictures from my sd card on any computer even when I use a usb cable but the pictures can be viewed on the camera, what could be the problem and what should I do?

i had the same problem with my Nikon. My solution was to simply buy (my school's creative photography teacher lend me his) a card reader, plus the SD into it (since the problem is accessing the SD from the camera, take out the middle man and add a new one, the card reader), and voila. You will see that this will work (hopefully) because it is the ONLY thing that worked for me. Let me know if this helps
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June 6, 2016 9:14:43 PM

mesab66 said:
Odd!

1.You're not getting admin privaleges messages, are you?
2. What is your camera model?
3. Can you copy the pictures to your pc?
4. try opening any picture viewer program you have installed, then, navigating to your SD card and viewing the pics - does this work? If not, what message do you get?


my camera model is namuga 1.3m
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July 1, 2016 3:40:02 PM

mesab66 said:
Odd!

1.You're not getting admin privaleges messages, are you?
2. What is your camera model?
3. Can you copy the pictures to your pc?
4. try opening any picture viewer program you have installed, then, navigating to your SD card and viewing the pics - does this work? If not, what message do you get?


That last option worked for me thank you so much
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July 8, 2016 10:37:33 PM

eragon123 said:
mesab66 said:
Odd!

1.You're not getting admin privaleges messages, are you?
2. What is your camera model?
3. Can you copy the pictures to your pc?
4. try opening any picture viewer program you have installed, then, navigating to your SD card and viewing the pics - does this work? If not, what message do you get?


That last option worked for me thank you so much


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September 29, 2016 1:45:42 PM

evenifa said:
I cannot view pictures from my sd card on any computer even when I use a usb cable but the pictures can be viewed on the camera, what could be the problem and what should I do?


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October 9, 2016 8:51:14 PM

I FOUND THE ANSWER. They're in a different file. I used to click on DCIM which took me to all pics and vids. When I pull out the SD card of my newer camera and put it into my PC I have to click on SDHC, then PRIVATE, then AVCHD, then BDMV, then STREAM and all vids are in there. It's so stupid but at least they're there!
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October 10, 2016 2:29:44 PM

evenifa said:
I cannot view pictures from my sd card on any computer even when I use a usb cable but the pictures can be viewed on the camera, what could be the problem and what should I do?


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October 10, 2016 2:31:55 PM

what do i do i cant see pitchers off my sd. card what do i do.
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October 11, 2016 5:02:06 AM

Damon_8 said:
what do i do i cant see pitchers off my sd. card what do i do.


I accidentally found a solution that hasn't been discussed here. I have a DMC-ZS7 and my problem is exactly what others have described. I see the pics on my camera but not on my Mac.

Then I browsed the entire SD card from my Mac and found my missing pictures. 2016 pictures were actually on the SD card with a 2010 date.

Hope that helps.
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December 5, 2016 1:53:49 AM

Hello, thank you all for the help.
I'm trying to fix almost the same problem but I can't figure out the solution. I have a Sony handycam with a 32gb sd card. All the media, photos and videos are seen on the playback mode on the camera but when I put the sd on my computer (os: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS) there are 7 files. 6 folders and 1 BOOTEX.LOG file. The folders are:
Autorun.inf with one bizare file lpt1.UsbFix (?)
AVF_INFO with 5 again bizare files AVIN0001.BNP, .INP, .INT, .BIN (?)
DCIM folder with normal JPG photos from my Olympus cam (I use the same sd card on my two cameras some times)
MISC folder which is empty
MP_ROOT folder in which there is another folder 100PNV01 and inside my videos from the sony camera
System Volume Information with a binary file IndexerVolumeGuid and WPSettings.dat seems like a VideoPad icon (software that I use for Video Editing)

So the photos taken with my SOny camera doesn't appear . I tryed to connect my cam with usb, with the sd inside but nothing, I tryed without the sd in case that they were in the cams memory but No Media. They are somewhere hidden in the sd. but I don't know how to explore them. Someone can help maybe? I would be gratefull!

Maybe it started after formating the sd, fefore there were different folders.

Thanks
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December 5, 2016 8:46:42 AM

1. What you can do is scan the SD using your Anti-virus.
2. Right click on your SD card via My Computer
Select Copy
Right click on Desktop or Pictures Folder
Paste
Open the copied SD Folder
It should still show blank, on the upper right corner of the window, type in jpeg on the search bar, press Enter.
The pictures will show up, select all by Pressing: Ctrl A on your keyboard, Ctrl C (copy),
Ctrl V (paste) in your pictures folder or wherever you want to save them.
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December 10, 2016 1:33:11 AM

Thank you very much for your answer. I will try it on a Windows Computer when I have time and tell you if it worked.
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January 25, 2017 4:00:57 PM

evenifa said:
I cannot view pictures from my sd card on any computer even when I use a usb cable but the pictures can be viewed on the camera, what could be the problem and what should I do?


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January 25, 2017 4:01:08 PM

OMG I just created a New Folder in the menu just press menu and use the arrows until you see folder then press set and make like 101 then take a picture and put your SD card in the slot of the computer and EOS or whatever icon will show up on the desktop or in Photos and it will work again. I must've deleted my folders from before.
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