Coolpix upload app doesn't offer Explorer option

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Jennifer Murphy, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. When I plug the USB cable from my Coolpix S8200 into my Win XP PC, I get
    a pop-up window offering me a bunch of options for the program to
    launch: WinZip, ControlCenter, DropBox, Epson Event Manager (printer),
    Publisher, Word, Microsoft Scanner & Camera Wizard, PaperPort, & PS
    Elements (no longer installed).

    The one that seems the most logical to me, Windows Explorer, is not
    listed.

    Is there a way to add it to that list?
     
    Jennifer Murphy, Apr 28, 2013
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  2. Jennifer Murphy

    Tony Cooper Guest

    I no longer have XP on my computer, and I use a card reader, but I
    suggest that when the dropdown pops up that you look for something
    that says "Add programs". You should be able to navigate to any
    program and add it to the list. You may have to right-click. It
    seems that Microsoft Scanner & Camera Wizard is the logical choice,
    though, considering the options.
     
    Tony Cooper, Apr 28, 2013
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  3. No such button. There's a scrollable list of programs, a checkbox for
    "Always use this program", and OK & Cancel buttons.

    Here's a screen shot (kinda tiny):

    http://tinypic.com/r/314a645/5

    The reason I think it's an omission in the CoolPix app, is that Windows
    Explorer has been an option in all of my previous cameras, including an
    earlier CoolPix.

    Maybe I'll try the Wizard, but I am reluctant to allow Microsoft install
    any more software on my machine. ;-)
     
    Jennifer Murphy, Apr 28, 2013
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  4. Jennifer Murphy

    Tony Cooper Guest

    That's a list of programs that are already on your computer or
    programs that were added as compatible to this task (Elements). Using
    "Wizard" is using something that came with the computer factory
    installed.

    Still, here are the directions to add new programs:

    http://www.wikihow.com/Change-the-Default-Photo-Display-Program-in-Windows-XP


    You might want to add Irfanview if you haven't already, and set that
    as one of the options.
     
    Tony Cooper, Apr 28, 2013
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  5. Jennifer Murphy

    Mayayana Guest

    You might get a solution by right-clicking the
    drive icon and checking the Autoplay tab. Another
    approach is to just disable autoplay. TweakUI for
    XP provides that option on a per-drive basis.
     
    Mayayana, Apr 28, 2013
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  6. Jennifer Murphy

    Robert Coe Guest

    : When I plug the USB cable from my Coolpix S8200 into my Win XP PC, I get
    : a pop-up window offering me a bunch of options for the program to
    : launch: WinZip, ControlCenter, DropBox, Epson Event Manager (printer),
    : Publisher, Word, Microsoft Scanner & Camera Wizard, PaperPort, & PS
    : Elements (no longer installed).
    :
    : The one that seems the most logical to me, Windows Explorer, is not
    : listed.
    :
    : Is there a way to add it to that list?

    Careful. Not all cameras have the ability to look like a Windows drive or
    folder (which is what Windows Explorer expects). Most (all?) card readers do,
    but there are, or used to be, cameras that don't.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Apr 30, 2013
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  7. When I plug in the camera's USB cable, it shows up under My Computer in
    the Cameras and Scanners section as S8200. If I click on it, it opens up
    a Windows Explorer that operates more or less like any USB drive.

    Out of curiosity, I tried clicking on the Microsoft Scanner and Camera
    Wizard. On the very first screen, it offers me the option to "work
    directly from the device" by clicking on the "advanced users only" link.
    When I do, I get an Explorer window. I guess MSFT is finally admitting
    that the Explorer UI is such that it can only be used by advanced users.
    ;-)

    If I click next (for non-advanced users), I get a screen showing the
    photos with buttons for rotating and viewing properties. The rotate
    buttons are handy.

    On the next screen, I am given the option of selecting a place to copy
    the photos and optionally deleting them from the camera when done.

    When that is done, I am left in an Explorer window for the target
    folder.

    Even better, the Wizard remembers that folder for the next upload.

    So, I shouldn't have been such a chicken. It actually works pretty well.
     
    Jennifer Murphy, Apr 30, 2013
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  8. Jennifer Murphy

    PeterN Guest

    I was going to suggest that. Glad you solved the issue.
    Don't be a chicken, but before you install any software set a restore
    point, so you can go back to where you were before you made the change.
    Some installers do this automatically, but it only takes a few seconds
    to manually set a restore point.

    <http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb457025.aspx>

    HTH
     
    PeterN, Apr 30, 2013
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  9. In this case, I was worrying needlessly (or belatedly). The Wizard
    software was already installed -- possibly with the OS itself.
     
    Jennifer Murphy, Apr 30, 2013
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  10. Jennifer Murphy

    PeterN Guest

    Better that you worried needlessly, than didn't worry, when you should
    have.
     
    PeterN, Apr 30, 2013
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