You don't indicate what operating system you are using. I use Windows, but it is my understanding that on the Mac the DNG converter only works on folders. I don't know if that could be the problem or not.
Doh, sorry about that- Windows
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Open the folder that has your cr2 files, and drag-and-drop them onto the DNG converter icon. That works for me.
Thanks a bunch for that tip! Doing it that way works. Still curious why it can't read the files when you try and follow the steps,but I am happy to at least be able to convert them.
Thank you both very much. I was having exactly the same problem trying to get the DNG Converter 6.3 to see the NEF files from my new Nikon D7000. I finally got it to work by using the "drag-and-drop" approach suggested above.
This must surely be a bug in DNG Converter 6.3. It makes no sense that the DNG Converter can recognise the original raw files by doing a "drag-and-drop", but it cannot recognise the original files if you open DNG Converter and then attempt to select the images to be converted.
I have the same issues with the NRW files from my Nikon P7000. I can only convert them if I open the Converter and point them specifically to the folder they are in. I use a program called Image Ingester Pro (IIP) in my workflow, which incorporates the DNG converter. I save all of my files on a separate internal hard drive. I wouk in Windows 7 64 bit. When I run the program (IIP) on the folders with NEF files fom the card, the DNG converter works fine, converts to DNG and puts them in the correct folders. When I run it with the NRW files, it fails to convert, and leaves me with NRW files in the correct folders. I then have to separately launch the converter, and point to each folder, and then manually search and delete the NRW files (don't want both if I can have DNG, I save the raw on a second backup automatically in the IIP program).
So it works fine for NEF but not NRW. Sounds like a bug where some part of the DNG converter is asking for a prompt with the NRW files. Any thoughts on when this will be fixed? Do we have to wait for another wave of cameras? Nikon seems to be continuing this boutique raw NRW format, as well as Canon.