Canon 20D. Unable to View Memory Card From PC

Discussion in 'Canon' started by A, Dec 16, 2004.

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    A Guest

    Just got a Canon 20D, connected it all up to my PC, but I am unable to view
    the memory card. It is as if the PC can't see the memory card. Usually the
    PC picks cameras up as removable drives, and you can browse it in Windows
    Explorer, but not this time.

    1) I put the compact flash card in a card reader, and was able to view the
    images on the card without any problems.
    2) I re-formatted the memory card in both the camera, and the PC, but this
    made no difference.
    3) When I turn the camera on, the PC picks it up and recognised that a 20D
    is connected to the PC showing that the connections are OK
    4) I can control the camera from my PC OK, such as taking photos with 'EOS
    Capture' from my PC, showing that the drivers are working OK
    5) When I look go to Start>Control Panel>Scanners and Cameras, it shows the
    camera as working OK

    It's just not picking up the memory card in the camera. And ideas?
    A, Dec 16, 2004
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    A Guest

    BTW, using Windows 2000 Pro, in case it makes any difference.
    A, Dec 16, 2004
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  3. A

    A Guest

    Hello Leo

    I take it you mean the communication setting? Either normal or 'PTP'?

    If so, the setting is on 'Normal', which is as it should be. 'PTP' is
    prepare to print mode.
    A, Dec 16, 2004
  4. A

    A Guest

    Hello Leo

    I made a mistake when I said PTP stood for 'Prepare to Print'. It actually
    stands for 'Photo Transfer Protocol', and as you mentioned is only
    compatible with XP.

    Was worth a go though, cheers for your help.

    As for the original problem, I am thinking that the 20D isn't actually
    supposed to show as a removable drive in 'My Computer/Windows Explorer',
    because everything else works as it should.
    A, Dec 17, 2004
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    That's "Picture Transfer Protocol".

    Ray Fischer, Dec 24, 2004
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