Use SD Card in a plugged in camera as a drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by chrisi29, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. chrisi29 macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2008
    Hey everybody

    I need to put some files on my SD Card. I have the "old" unibody MacBook Pro that comes without an SD Card slot so I can't put it in that way... I figured it might work when I put the SD Card into my camera and plug the camera in.. But it just loads iphoto and shows me the pictures i took.. But i need it to show up on my desktop as a drive so that i can add and delete stuff.

    Is there any way? I'd prefer not to buy a card reader for the express card slot..

  2. seb-opp macrumors 6502

    Nov 16, 2008
    when I plug my camera in, iPhoto opens but it is also visible on the desktop as a drive. Have you checked?
  3. chrisi29 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2008
    do you have a SD-Card inside your camera? No mine unfortunatly doesn't show up on my desktop, just in iPhoto
  4. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
    If it just shows up in iPhoto I believe your camera may be in PTP mode. You could try seeing if there is an option (in your camera) to set it to PC mode or USB mode.

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