On SD cards, there is a small tab on the card to write protect. If you touched it by mistake, maybe you have locked the card?.
Try taking a picture with your camera to be really sure that your card is not lock..
The steps you wrote should work if the card is not locked..
Are you sure the camera will work in this way as a card writer - I know it has function to write images to the SD card but the makers have no need to include the function as a writer of files transferred from elsewhere. Your best bet would be a separate card reader/writer which are really cheap and have the advantage of being able to import images from the card whilst not using the camera or it's battery..
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Just out of curiosity... why would you want to transfer pictures TO a card? Normally, the object is to get them off a card..
I know you can do it with some cameras, but your particular camera may not allow using the card and camera as storage device. For that, you are better off with a thumb drive, or even one of these......
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This is a card reader which functions AS a thumb drive! And Radio Shack sells it for less than $4 on their website!Martyhttp://flickr.com/...photos/7735239@N02/sets/72157604030772272/detail/?page=5.
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Hi Folks, thanks for the responses..
First, the card isn't locked - I've tested this by taking pictures and writing them to the card..
Second, the reason I'm trying to write TO the card is because I want to show some pics on a digital picture frame I purchased..
Sounds like the camera doesn't support writing to the card from a PC. Oh well...
Nice suggestion on that Radio Shack device. Will get one this weekend...
Most digital picture frames have the ability to connect to a PC via a USB cable to transfer pictures to it. Yours might even have one buried in the bottom of the box. Try that first. If not, you'll need a card reader device. You can get them for almost free if you look around the web or ebay...
There are two modes for USB - a camera mode and usb transfer mode. I can't remember the technical term. But you must set it up as a USB transfer mode so it see's the SD card as an external hard drive or as a flash drive..
Hope this makes sense..