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flypixel Calculating status...
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Dec 28, 2012 8:52 AM

I am a photographer.  I use an iMac as my main computer.  With Leopard and Snow Leopard I had no problem at all using mySanDisk firewire flash card reader or in transferring data to and from my Epson P7000 portable hard disk.  I recently upgraded to Lion.  Now I cannot use either my card reader or my Epson and this is seriously affecting my work flow.  Fortunately I can still connect my Canon EOS 5D III, 5DIII and 7D to the computer via USB, but this is very slow and is also causing me difficulties as far as updating camera firmware is concerned (there are now also problems with the operation of EOS Utility !).


(I have heard that going into Applications/Utilities/ might be able to save the day but I do not have this on my computer and have not found it in the app store).


Can anyone outthere help - or give me hope?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.5), Photographer
  • Meg The Dog Level 6 Level 6 (9,360 points)
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    Dec 28, 2012 9:30 AM (in response to flypixel)

    Is the problem that the Card Reader and portable hard disk do not appear on the desktop?

    Click on the desktop, and go to the menu Finder > Preferences.

    On the General tab, check all the devices you with to see on the desktop:



    If this is not the problem, post back.



  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,815 points)
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    Dec 28, 2012 11:35 AM (in response to flypixel)
  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (22,015 points)
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    Dec 28, 2012 3:19 PM (in response to flypixel)

    I loaded again the Canon EOS Utility

    It sounds as though you have the Canon software set to import directly. You need to check your various Preference settings (in the Canon software, in iPhoto, and in any other image import application such as Image Capture) to see what you have indicated as options. If you don't want it to go directly into any type of software, but rather have the chance to look at the pics before making a decision, then you also need to check the CD & DVD Pane in System Preferences to see what you have set up there (mine is set to ignore, meaning that if I insert anything, the icon will show up on the desktop and nothing else will happen other than that):


    Screen Shot 2012-12-28 at 3.17.28 PM.png


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