I've been using a previous version (4.5) of the DNG Convertor without any problems.
I downloaded 7.1 version after buying a Nikon D800.
However when navigating to folders the program sees NO files (D800, Nikon D3, RAW, jpg. or otherwise) saying "no items match your search" once the folder is opened.
Please help. Computer is Windows PC running Vista Home Premium.
When you are selecting the folder, in that dialog where you are choosing the folder, you only click on the folder that contains the raw files. You don't open that folder. When you are browsing for file location you are only looking for the FOLDER that contains the NEF files.
After you click on the Convert button, THEN you will see a list of the files and the progress of the conversion process. Until you click on that button, you will not be able to see the list of files.
Please see my response to your answer on the adjacent posting - just to reiterate, I can see and try to select a folder I know to contain NEFs, but the program says "no folder selected" so that's that basically it and I can go no further. I've been using an earlier version of the dng converter which behaves in the way you outline with no problems at all. However I need the new version for D800 NEFs. I've tried to post a screenshot of the window where I select a folder. - I see the image isn't very clear but I've selected a folder outlined in blue on the left in the browsing window and the large window says "no items match your search"
I'm not really sure what window you have opened in that illustration. It doesn't look like anything I am using. If you open the DNG converter so that the converter dialog is displayed there is a button in the first section that says to Choose Folder. That is the button that you should click on. Then, using the next dialog that displays, browse to the FOLDER that contains the images you want to convert. DON'T double click on that folder. Just choose that folder and then click on the Convert button at the bottom of the main DNG converter dialog. Once you have clicked on the Convert button, that will be the first time you see a list of the files that are being converted. And as they are converted you'll be able to see the progress that's being made.
I just thought of something. If, in the left hand list of folders, you can click on a drive so that you have folders on that drive listed in the larger right hand section, then click on a folder in that section, it should work. That left hand column is used to choose the main folder or drive. And it needs to be in the other section to be selected.