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Old Nov 6, 2004, 2:19 PM   #1
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Am I doing something wrong? My old Olympus E-20 used to appear to Windows as just a storage device. It didn't need any drivers, Windows just saw it.

The 20D doesn't seem to work like that (Unless I am mising something)

I have tried PTP mode but I don't like that. :sad:
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Old Nov 6, 2004, 4:24 PM   #2
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I installed the bundledsoftware (I am guessing it included some drivers that are not default on XP which I am using... although I didn't try withou them installed).

After that yesthe camappears in Explorer as a drive (although on my machine it behaves a little differently (i.e. folders do not appear until you click on the camera itself).

But from here I can copy and paste pictures (but I am unable to cut) in Explorer.

good luck.
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Old Nov 8, 2004, 11:35 AM   #3
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Some cameras by manuf and model are preloaded within windows xp.. Olympus, Kodac, etc. See add hardware image devices. Canon is not one of them. I have a A40, A80 and 10D when I connect to my xp system then turn the camera on I get a popup asking where to send to send the pictures to. (I don't use a default application as my needs change).

To get my Canons to worked I installed drivers for each model but not their application software other than what I specifically needed.

Also once driver is installed Camera will show up in explorer as a image device within "scanners and cameras" which has similar functionality to a drive but it is not a drive.

The only thing they may share is a usb transmission protocol as in the case ofusb mice, keyboards, etc.

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Old Nov 14, 2004, 4:11 PM   #4
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For £17.99 in Jessops you can buy a USB2 connector that you can plug the CF card into and transfer to your PC, saving your camera battery and speeding up your copying!

Hope this helps!
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Old Dec 14, 2004, 8:12 PM   #5
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I believe Canon offers a Windows driver on their website, to see the 20D on your computer.
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