My son uses a small, cheap AIPTEK digital camcorder. It has a 512mb CF card. When the card is in the camera, we can see all the pictures and movies that he has taken. I used to be able to plug the card into a card reader and take the pics off. Now when I plug the card in, all I see is a large file that the Mac thinks is a Unix exec file. I think this is actually a folder. I've download a Picture restore app and it does see the files. Just wondering if there is any way I can get these files without spending $40 on this software? Why does Mac OS X think this folder is just a big file? TIA for any help.