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Drag and drop is losing photo files


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when I have photo files to copy from my camera to my PC, I usually just open the folder on the camera and drag and drop the files I want onto the relevant folder on my PC. In the past this has worked, even if copying a few hundred at a time.

Now I find that if I chose some files and drag them over, only some of them will copy, unless I only move 4 or 5 at a time. So if I move say 25 over, maybe only 10 or so will actually copy over. As you can imagine, this is really annoying as I can't tell without laboriously searching, which opnes haven't copied over and the only way to do it is copy 5 at a time, which takes ages!

Any ideas how to fix this or what might be going on?

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Can't explain why you're losing pics with drag-n-drop, perhaps your PC or storage device can't keep up with you. The more usual (and reliable) way of transferring files is letting Windows or an image manager import them, I would suggest you try that instead. Either from the Autorun popup that would normally appear when you plug your device in, or firing up your image manager of choice and manually starting the importing process. In addition, taking the memory card out and using a card reader might help - again, your camera's transfer speed might be a limiting factor.

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