Re: Canon A720 IS - drive letter access?
- From: Jonathan Berry <jberry@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2008 18:37:57 -0800 (PST)
On Jan 20, 7:41 pm, "Dudley Hanks" <hanks.dud...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
"Jonathan Berry" <jbe...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Is there a driver which allows you to access the Canon A720 IS as a
With three (a Kodak, a Sony vidcam, and an Olympus) previous cameras,
I was able to ignore the install disks and very efficiently download
photos via USB using batch files. Almost zero overhead.
But with the A720 IS, plugging the camera in does not produce a drive
letter. In XP SP2, the computer told me that the software for the
camera had installed, but nothing.
What's worse is that the bloated installation software requires
dotnet, so if any friend has a computer not up to Win2K SP4, it will
not be possible to share, and who wants to carry a disk around anyway?
Yes, I know that I can take the SD-card (and batteries) out of the
camera and use it with a card reader. That is not what I am looking
I don't know if this will help, but you might want to give it a try. (Your
version of Windows may be slightly different, but you should be able to do
the same thing with only slight alteration.)
Plug your camera into the USB port and load Windows Explorer.
RIGHT-click on Canon Powershot A720 IS.
Thanks, Dudley. Unfortunately, it breaks down already here. I hear
the tone indicating that the computer has recognized the USB device,
but there is no
new item in Windows Explorer. F5 also reveals nothing new.
I wonder if it is a conflict with the Fujitsu ScanSnap (scanner)
installed on a different USB port ...? Unplugging the ScanSnap before
plugging in the A720 does not change what happens (or from my point of
view, what doesn't happen).
Choose "Properties" from the popup menu.
Click the "Events" tab.
For "Select An Event" choose: "Save all pictures to this folder," (4 of 4).
Click "Browse," and choose your folder.
Apply the change before choosing OK, and you are ready to go.
After this change is made, your computer will automatically copy all of your
pictures and the little misc subdirectory to wherever you want to put them
as soon as you turn on your camera in play mode. If you want to process
them via a batch file, that could be done next.
This probably adds an extra step to what you are used to doing, but I think
it will be the closest you'll come to a straight copy and batch processing
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