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JFairman JFairman is offline
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If the camera has a USB port and you're on a windows computer just plug the USB cable into the camera and right click 'start' in the bottom left corner of the screen.

In the menu that pops up click 'explore'
In the folder tree that shows up in wndows explorer along the left side of the screen your camera will show up as a removable and alphabetically listed drive down towards the bottom of the folder tree.
You will probably have to scroll down to get to it.

Click your camera to select it and all the files on it's memory card will eventually show up depending on the speed of your computer and camera connection and the file sizes.
They will appear faster if you click view up on the toolbar and select 'list' instead of thumbnails.

Then select some or all of the files by clicking on them once and copy and paste them or drag and drop them to your folder of choice. You can make a new folder and name it.
The desktop is an easy to find place to drop them if you can't decide on a location right away.

Do yourself a favor and do not install the camera software. It's garbage software and problematic clutter you don't need.
Windows explorer is all you need to download and organize your files and the other programs are actually using the explorer engine in their crappy software anyway.

This is all very quick and easy once you've done it a few times.
You can select groups of files by holding down control on the keyboard while selecting the files or hold down shift and click on a file and then another file in the list and all the files in between will be highlighted so you can move them all at once.
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