dialog box does not show after inserting SD card


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TS742

Before we got a virus, when we inserted an SD card into the laptop
from a digital camera, it would automatically show a box on the screen
asking if we wanted the pics to be saved into the folder.

Now we have to retrieve the files the long way which is going into the
computer folders under the correct drive, and copying and pasting the
files into the desired folder, the pictures library. Any suggestions?
 
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Paul

TS742 said:
Before we got a virus, when we inserted an SD card into the laptop
from a digital camera, it would automatically show a box on the screen
asking if we wanted the pics to be saved into the folder.

Now we have to retrieve the files the long way which is going into the
computer folders under the correct drive, and copying and pasting the
files into the desired folder, the pictures library. Any suggestions?
From what I can gather in a search, there seems to be an Import tab
in Windows Photo Gallery or Windows Live Photo Gallery, which has the
ability to set something like that. I wasn't able to find an
actual registry setting or anything. And I also can't determine whether
that's solely a function of Windows Photo Gallery, or WPG just provides
controls over the registry setting.

This page, has an entry for turning Autoplay on and off.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/AutoPlay-frequently-asked-questions

Start : Control Panel : Hardware and Sound : Autoplay : (turn it on or off) : Save

I presume that would bring the Autoplay panel back when you insert media.

But the "Import" feature is likely tied to some other software,
so perhaps the inability to import is tied to a Photo Gallery problem.

Paul
 
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Mortimer

TS742 said:
Before we got a virus, when we inserted an SD card into the laptop
from a digital camera, it would automatically show a box on the screen
asking if we wanted the pics to be saved into the folder.

Now we have to retrieve the files the long way which is going into the
computer folders under the correct drive, and copying and pasting the
files into the desired folder, the pictures library. Any suggestions?
That's a weird symptom. With my Win7 PC, I occasionally find that the PC
fails to pop up a "new device inserted" dialogue box when I put in an SD
card, but it means that the PC has failed to recognise the card at all -
it's not even there as a new drive letter in Windows Explorer. You've got it
appearing in Explorer but not popping up a dialogue, which is different.

I've found that if I remove and replug the card, it works after a couple of
time. 99% of the time the card works fine on the first insertion, but the
other 1% can be a nuisance. Only once have I had to reboot the PC to get it
to recognise the card.

Even if the dialogue appears, I only ever use the "open as drive" option
because I want control over where I save photos - I have a tree structure
\digital photos\<topic>\<date as YYYY-MM-DD> and manually create one or more
new folders and copy selected photos into each. Letting Windows impose its
own structure and then have to sort it out afterwards is a pain.

I put the dates as YYYY-MM-DD so they are in chronological order when the
folders are sorted alphabetically by name. The last-modified date of a
folder is the date when I created the folder or copied photos to it, not the
date when I took the photos.
 
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Zaidy036

On 7/27/2012 8:52 AM, Mortimer wrote:
<snip>

Here is a batch file that will do what you want:
------------------------------------
:: Photos to Dir.bat

:: Drop a folder containing photos into a shortcut to this batch or copy
photos
:: from camera into "1" or copy containing folder and rename "1"
:: Run this Batch if not using "drop"
:: Result is New folders "YYYY-MM-DD" inside folder dropped or named "1"
:: with originals unchanged

@Echo off
Setlocal
If "%~1" EQU "" (Goto Skip) ELSE (Set Base=%~1)
Set Tool="C:\Program Files\exiftool-8.09\exiftool(-k).exe"
Start "" /wait %Tool% -o dummy/ -d "%Base%\%%Y-%%m-%%d"
"-Directory<DateTimeOriginal" "%Base%"
Exit

:Skip
Echo.
Echo *** No Data Supplied - Drop a Photo Folder on the Batch ***
Echo.
pause
Exit

:: following is expanded command for reference (one line)
:: Start "" /wait "C:\Program Files\exiftool-8.09\exiftool(-k).exe" -o
dummy/ -d "C:/Users/Eric/Desktop/1/%%Y-%%m-%%d"
"-Directory<DateTimeOriginal" C:\Users\Eric\Desktop\1

:: following URLs are for reference
:: http://owl.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/
:: http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/filename.html
:: http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/filename.html#codes
 
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TS742

T

TS742

Before we got a virus, when we inserted an SD card into the laptop
from a digital camera, it would automatically show a box on the screen
asking if we wanted the pics to be saved into the folder.

Now we have to retrieve the files the long way which is going into the
computer folders under the correct drive, and copying and pasting the
files into the desired folder, the pictures library. Any suggestions?
If anyone is interested, when we changed the antivirus program it's
working just fine.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

If anyone is interested, when we changed the antivirus program it's
working just fine.
It might help us if you told us which antivirus program you had before
and which one you have now.
 

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