Camera doesn't mount to desktop/sidebar???

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Topher15, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. Topher15 macrumors 6502a

    Topher15

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    When I plug in my camera (it's a Canon Ixus 40) I do not get a mounted icon on the desktop or Finder sidebar. I don't use iPhoto but can access and download the photos with Image Capture and/or the camera's software. Should I be seeing a mounted icon in Finder? I can't safely unmount it otherwise.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    No, it should not mount as a drive and you don't need to unmount it, just switch it off and unplug it.

    There are 2 or 3 commonly used protocols for communicating with cameras. Some cause the camera to mount, others don't. Almost every Canon doesn't.
     
  3. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    I believe that if you really wanted to you could mount it with Disk Utility.
     
  4. Topher15 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Topher15

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    Thanks for the clarification.


    Cheers I'll try that.
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I'm fairly certain you can't. The device does not appear to be a mountable disk to the system. As such Disk Utility won't even show it as a device to try and mount.
     
  6. killerwhack macrumors regular

    killerwhack

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    Sony Cybershot Mounts

    For the record, my Sony Cybershot does mount on the desktop when it is plugged in. I use Iphoto and the Iphoto starts up automagically and offers to import the new photos.

    I like it! Then I usually drag and drop all the photo files from the mounted camera to the NAS for backup purposes before cleaning them off the camera.
     

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