Solved problem downloading JPGs from cheap Samsung digital camera

Microsoft Windows xp home edition with s...
January 6, 2016 at 03:24:08
Specs: Windows XP, 1500
I have a problem downloading pics from my cheap Samsung digital camera. When downloading a message comes up basically saying "wrong parameter" or something to that effect. The pictures all have a .jpg extention.

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#1
January 6, 2016 at 03:31:04
The actual message reads: Cannot copy file SAM_0564.jpg. The parameter is incorrect.

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#2
January 6, 2016 at 23:05:22
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#3
January 7, 2016 at 21:48:29
Thanks Dave. It all sounds very complicated but I'll try.

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#4
January 7, 2016 at 23:51:59
Most of the hits for that error were explained as trying to copy a very large file to a fat32 partition or copying from NTFS to fat32. Those didn't seem to apply in your case. The one I linked to was just about copying from a camera to a computer and seemed more applicable.

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#5
January 8, 2016 at 05:08:39
Thanks Dave. I'll see if I can come right and will keep you posted.

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#6
January 9, 2016 at 07:05:45
I'm afraid Dave that one didn't work at all. Any other suggestions?

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#7
January 9, 2016 at 23:27:57
A few suggestions. I can't think of anything that would definitely work.

Are you trying to move them or copy them from the camera? Whichever it is you might try the other.

Try copying them one at a time to see if it's just that file. Try copying to different folders.

If you're using software from the camera manufacturer try instead opening both in My Computer and drag them from the camera to the hard drive. Try removing the SD card and using a card reader.


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#8
January 10, 2016 at 03:54:01
I have done all you suggested except to drag them to the HD. I have repeatedly removed the SD card but I have not tried a card reader. Btw where do I look for a card reader?

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#9
January 10, 2016 at 08:04:13
Many laptops have an inbuilt card reader slot. Maybe you have a friend who has one and can check to see if the card itself is corrupted before you buy something.

There are all sorts of memory cards available but I have been let down by some of the cheap USB types. Maybe DAVE has a recommendation.

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#10
January 10, 2016 at 18:44:35
The last card reader I got was at walmart but they're usually available anywhere cameras or computers are sold. I think I just picked up whatever was cheapest. They usually read multiple card types but you might want to make sure yours is listed on the package.

It could be the file is corrupted in some way and the copying process just stops when it gets there. If you can copy files 'past' that one then maybe that's the reason.


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#11
January 10, 2016 at 23:45:51
Welcome Derek and Dave. I did manage to copy one photo so there may be a fault with the files. I'll check my card on another iPad and see what happens. Will return.

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#12
January 11, 2016 at 07:18:08
If the files were corrupt it is unlikely you would suddenly be able to read one. It makes me think it is the reading arrangement that is playing up, so there's a chance with the rest. Keep us posted and good luck.

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#13
January 13, 2016 at 06:16:43
I get the impression it may be the cable I'm using. Will find another one and see if it works.

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