Problem transferring pics to computer?? (D40)

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  1. wmflyfisher

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    Hey guys,

    I'm a bit confused. I just received a Nikon D40 this afternoon and snapped a few shots. Once I connect it via USB cable to my computer I can't find the images. I've even downloaded Nikon PictureProject but am still having trouble. What am I doing wrong??? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    FYI, I go to computer to look for drive F but their is no file there??
     
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    can you just use a card reader?
    ive never hooked my D40 up to my computer, so im really not sure...typically when a new USB device is plugged in it is assigned a drive letter, some drivers are installed and you should be good.

    sorry i am not more help.
     
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    Look for other drive letters. If you plug something into one of your USB ports it might call it drive F this time but the next time that same port might not be F if you have other stuff plugged into that machine, it could be G or H or something else. I have a cheap card reader I bought and just use that.
     
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    Thanks guys. Yeah thats the weird thing. It recognizes that something is hooked up via the USB port but when I pull up my computer there is no other drive (letter) there. I could get a card reader but it would be nice to see the pics I took now!! There has to be some way to access them!
     
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    Check the camera's menus for a USB connection option that allows you to select between "Mass Storage" and "PTP". To use your camera as a card reader (e.g. to mount has a drive) it must be set to "Mass Storage".

    The "PTP" option is to allow special software to connect to the camera and possibly control it (e.g. Nikon's Camera Control v2 software).
     
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    Thanks Dwig. Just looked and it's already set to "mass storage". Still nothing! Vista is my OS if it matters.
     
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    I'm guessing that the camera is turned on when you are plugging it it?

    That happened on my old P&S.
     
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    Nope it's off. I plug everything up and then turn it on. The comp recognizes it but I can't find the file. Any other ideas???
     
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    I worded that wrong.

    Try unplugging it, turning it on, THEN plugging it in.

    If you are using a laptop: is there a little slot somewhere along the front, back, or sides for a card?

    If you are using a desktop: is there a slot for a card on your tower? many newer ones do.


    Also, very simple thing here, but make sure the card is IN the camera! :lmao::lol:
     
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    YES!! There is an SD card slot on the side of my Dell! Thanks Seward!! I have one more problem. My battery is now dead! DOH! Thanks for the help guys.
     
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    Not a problem! Glad it was an easy fix.

    I thought I would get a thank-you on my thank-you count though! Haha, just kidding.

    Don't be hesitant to post up any more questions :)
     
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    Done!
     

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