Article ID : 00154398 / Last Modified : 25/10/2018

What methods or options are available to transfer still pictures from a memory card to a computer?

Applicable Products and Categories of This Article

There are various ways which still pictures from a memory card can be transferred to a computer. If the computer has a built-in memory card slot, the memory card can be inserted directly into the computer. If the computer does not have a built-in memory card slot, then there are different types of adapters available that can allow memory cards to connect with the computer.

The following types of memory card adapters are available:

  • USB port adapter
  • PC card adapter
  • Parallel port adapter (for use in conjunction with a PC card adapter).

NOTE: To purchase a memory card adapter, visit your local electronics dealer or check the Sony Store.

After the memory card is inserted into the computer or a memory card reader connected to the computer, the photos can be copied by following the on-screen instructions that display on the computer screen or by doing the following:

  1. On the computer, click Start.
  2. Click Computer.
  3. Click the icon of the drive that represents the inserted memory card.
  4. Click the DCIM folder.
  5. Click the 100MSDCF folder.
    • The number of the folder may vary, but will always end with MSDCF.
    • After opening the folder, a list of the still picture files is displayed.
  6. Use the computer mouse to drag and drop the picture files to the desktop of the computer (or other desired location).