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Help! Photo Downloader Cannot Find Card Reader

Jul 6, 2011 11:02 AM

Photo Downloader cannot find the card reader, just indicating <none detected> within the Source Selection.  Refreshing the list does not help.  OSX mounts the volume and other applications have no issue finding the volume.


Any suggestions on how to resolve this?



MBP 17 (early 2011)

OSX 10.6.8


Lexar Pro ExpressCard CF Reader


Thanks a bunch!

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    Jul 6, 2011 12:28 PM   in reply to robw738

    Since you are on a Mac... what formatting is used for the memory card in the card reader?


    I believe a Mac will NOT use a Windows volume that is NTFS, but instead MUST use a FAT/FAT32 volume

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    Jul 6, 2011 2:45 PM   in reply to John T Smith

    No, a mac just can't write to that. It should read it.


    What happens if you use image capture instead? Does that see your card?


    Frankly, there's no percentage in using the mac downloader, since you have to launch it manually every time anyway. Just set image capture for No Application and then drag the folder with the images to wherever you want to keep it, then use File>Get Photos>From Files and Folders instead.

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    Apr 12, 2012 9:14 PM   in reply to robw738

    I have the same problem. Photo downloader doesn't "see" the CF card in the expresscard slot. This is unacceptable! SOMEONE DROPPED THE BALL! HELP!!!

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