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What methods or options are available to transfer still pictures from a memory card to a computer?

    There are various ways to transfer still pictures from a memory card to a computer. If the computer has a built-in memory card slot, the memory card can be inserted directly into the computer. If the computer does not have a built-in memory card slot, then there are different types of adapters available that can allow memory cards to connect with the computer.

    The following types of memory card adapters are available:

    • USB port adapter
    • PC card adapter
    • Parallel port adapter (for use in conjunction with a PC card adapter).


    After the memory card is inserted into the computer or a memory card reader connected to the computer, the photos can be copied by following the on-screen instructions that display on the computer screen or by doing the following:

    1. On the computer, click Start.
    2. Click Computer.
    3. Click the icon of the drive that represents the inserted memory card.
    4. Click the DCIM folder.
    5. Click the 100MSDCF folder.


      • The number of the folder may vary, but will always end with MSDCF.
      • After opening the folder, a list of the still picture files is displayed.
    6. Use the computer mouse to drag and drop the picture files to the desktop of the computer (or other desired location).