now I am unable to transfer any of my images to Lightroom 4.
Why not? What happens? Describe in detail. If there is an error message, please quote the exact unedited word-for-word error message.
were you ever able to transfer photos to Lightroom 4? This camera is not supported by Lightroom 4.
Light room gave me an error I believe it said not file not supported by light room, I had an NEF (RAW) like I always have
For direct D810 support of the raw files, you need Lightroom 5.6 or newer.
The card format (CF vs SD) does not matter.
Obviously the JPGs will import fine in version 4.x.
If you want to stay with LR4, you can download the current DNG converter and manually convert the NEF files to DNG then import the DNG files.
i figured I had to upgrade to a newer version. I have looked it up briefly but haven't tried it yet. it seems like I just go to the website and select the versions want correct? I've never upgraded before I know it seems silly. thank you for your help,
oh and I forgot to add, for some reason my DNG converter wouldnt transfer the files either which is why I reached out to others. I was a little frustrated.