Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD940 IS / IXUS 120 IS Digital Camera ?

My SD940 IS won't show up as a drive on my Mac. Why can't it just mount the SD card as a drive like any other normal camera? And no, unless you send me money, I will not get a card reader.


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All pros use a card reader because they don't want to put up with the behavior your computer is displaying. Why can't you? This one is $13 at Walmart.\012034fabf.jpg
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