Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 6:04 AM (in response to davo2110)
Can you access the images with Image Capture (in your Applications Folder) ?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 6:58 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
When I open Image Capture, the only device shown is my printer. I even tried external card reader instead of slot on side of Mac, and nothing shows.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 8:14 AM (in response to davo2110)
SOunds like you need to reformat your card using your camera's format command - this will erase it so if there are photos on it you need ot get tem off somehow - given what you have tried I'm not sure how
Download the free version of Media recover - http://freshcrop.comand - see if it finds you rphotos on the card - if it does you may have to buy it and use it to recover them prior to reformatting the card -
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 8:11 AM (in response to davo2110)
Sounds like directory damage on the card. You need to reformat it with your camera, but be aware that this will erase it.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 10:25 AM (in response to LarryHN)
Thanks for suggestions-I decided to see if pictures would download on wife's PC, and they did perfectly, so I'm confused as to why not on the MAC. This would seem to suggest that the card is OK wouldn't it??
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 11:37 AM (in response to davo2110)
No - it sounds like the card has an issue - once you have the photos safely ff of i us your camera's format command to reformat it
a best practice to is to never have any computer program (including iPhoto) delete the photos from the card but to import the photos and keep them and then after at least one successful backup cycle has completed and the reformat the card -- I use three very large (32 GB) cards in rotation so I do not reformat for typically a year or more giving me one more long term backup of my photos
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 11:38 AM (in response to davo2110)
Try reformat the card with your Camera and see...
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 5:16 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
I've saved photos from card on old computer; I then did the reformat of card with camera, took a couple of pictures for 'download test' on MAC-I still couldn't get past the screen showing message 'preparing for download'---nothing else happened and none of the pictures downloaded. Is the card bad, or is the MAC reader bad? thanks
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 11:46 AM (in response to davo2110)
Try a different card. That will tell you if it's the card or the reader.
Was the old computer that you off loaded the photos to a Mac or PC? If a Mac did it have a built in reader or did you use a 3rd party card reader. If a PC did it have a built in or external card reader?
If either used an external card reader use it on your current Mac if you haven't done so already.