Having problems with your Fuji FinePix S8100fd Digital Camera ?

My computer has stopped downloading photos from my Finepix S8100fd. Have tried reloading the software that came with the camera. The reloading of the software seems to go perfectly but I still cannot download the photos


Answers :

I assume you're following the instructions in the manual.  If so, search your computer for connected drives - in Windows, just (double) click on 'My Computer'.  If the camera is connected, it will show up as if it's just another drive.

Open it - double click on it - then each folder in turn until a bunch of picture files show up.  Copy and paste that last folder to your hard disk and open the files in the usual way, with your ordinary picture viewer, not the Fuji software.\012

If the camera doesn't show up, remove the memory card and use a USB card reader - preferably borrowed - just as if it's the camera, as described above.  

If that doesn't get your pictures onto the computer, you have either a camera or USB problem and it's time to get professional help.

If you are able to get your pics. downloaded, rename the copied folder on your hard drive, select all the files on the camera/card - NOT the folders - and delete them.  You now have a useable, empty memory card and all your pics in a meaningfully-named folder on your computer, and you're back in business.

For my money, the Finepix software is rubbish, anyway - and a card reader is usually quicker to download and doesn't use up your batteries!  Fuji's support site should be able to help you get back in business when you have time to research/e-mail them, though.
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