How can I upload pictures from my digital camera to my computer again?

By afmcaninch ·
I have a Kodak Easyshare C310 camera with which I have been uploading pictures to my Acer laptop Aspire 5720Z for over 3 years with no problems. Recently, the uploads stopped working and I cannot add pictures from the camera. Camera works fine on Windows XP, but will not work on my Vista. I have added a new transfer cord, now batteries to the camera, checking for out of date drivers. No results. I have tried to download the Windows Kodak Easyshare software to the computer. I get a Zip file installer, but when I open it I get a "rundeploy" heading on Notepad with this message

Dim WshShell

Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

WshShell.Run "rundll32.exe dfshim.dll,ShOpenVerbApplication", 1

Could anyone help with this problem? I'm a
bookseller and pictures of my books are very
important for sales.

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SD / CF Card . . .

by Who Am I Really In reply to How can I upload pictures ...

does the camera have an SD or CF card?

if it does you can for less than $30 get a USB multi-card reader then you just pull the pics from the card as if it were a disk

is this your system?

if it is it has an integrated card reader just no support for CF
if the camera uses SD cards you most likely can insert it into the card reader slot

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by afmcaninch In reply to SD / CF Card . . .

The link you've noted in your post is my system. I am not sure what kind of card I have
It says "Patriot Memory" 512 MB Secure Digital Card. Is there any way I can find out which kind of card it is? So if I have the SD card, I can just purchase the card reader, insert the card into that and then into a USB port?

Thank you very much for your help; it's greatly appreciated.

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You only need an external reader . . .

by Who Am I Really In reply to SD/CF

if your current SD card from the camera doesn't work or fit into the integrated SD card reader in your system

here's what I use:

and as others have noted you should be able to browse the camera as if it were a mass storage device
it should show up with a drive letter in windows explorer (my computer section, or the folders pane)

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Just Checked Out Your Suggestion

by afmcaninch In reply to You only need an external ...

This looks like a simple and inexpensive way to download my pictures and it's Vista compatible. I think I will give it a try.

Thanks very much for the link. If this doesn't work, I'll be back! LOL!

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Thats what I do

by JamesRL In reply to Just Checked Out Your Sug ...

And its much faster than transferring through the cable directly from my camera. No special software, and it can handle my xD, SD, CF and Memory Stick Pro cards (I have a lot of cameras)

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by robo_dev In reply to How can I upload pictures ...

The script you show is to install an American Greetings eCard application.

In general, you do not need any software, such as the kodak application, to transfer files to your computer.

When you plug your camera into your PC, and it's powered on, Windows should 'see' your camera in the 'My computer' that what you see?

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I Did See Something, But Not Now

by afmcaninch In reply to Weird

I would plug the transfer cord into the USB port, then switch it on. The computer would recognize the camera and in the lower right corner of the screen window I would see a small white box which indicated there were pictures to be transferred. I believe "import" was the exact word. I would then click on "Import" and each picture would be shown as it uploaded to Windows PhotoGallery. I bought a new transfer cord, new battery charger, but nothing.
Now nothing happens. The computer does not recognize the camera and nothing happens. The camera has been tried on Windows XP and the transfer of pictures worked fine.

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So then the next question would be

by robo_dev In reply to I Did See Something, But ...

Do any other devices work in the USB port on the computer? If you plug in a USB flash-drive, does it get recognized?

Vista is flaky in general, and there are some viruses which affect USB ports...or your USB port may have died.

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by afmcaninch In reply to So then the next question ...

I have a parallel port/usb adapter cord for my printer and my mouse plugged in on the left. I've never tried to plug in a usb flash drive, so don't know about that one. The two usb ports on the right side seem to be functioning. I've tested them with the printer adapter cord and they work fine. The rest of the system is running beautifully, just this one problem, that's driving me crazy!

Could any of the recent Windows updates have caused this? Should I consider taking everything back to original factory settings after backing up my files? I have System Mechanic installed that I don't want to lose, business files, pictures of the books I sell online and pictures of the grandchildren.

Thank you so much for your help. I really appreciate it.

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by seanferd In reply to I Did See Something, But ...

,I.The computer would recognize the camera and in the lower right corner of the screen window I would see a small white box which indicated there were pictures to be transferred.</i>

OK, so if you plug it in, do you at least see that Windows has found the hardware you have plugged in? Have you tried opening Explorer to see if the camera shows up in the list of drives? You could navigate to the camera and copy the images manually.

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