Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Problem Transferring Photos From Digital Cameras | Error File System Is Broken In Windows

Problem Transferring Photos From Digital Cameras In Windows 7: file system is broken in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2. Have you come across such problem in Windows 7 with transferring photographs from digital cameras?

When I connect the camera, choose Transfer Pictures from the auto-play menu, then use Windows to transfer the photographs, a few files don't transfer initially and instead Windows displays the following in the notification area:
The following error occurred while importing :
The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.
What do you want to do?
  • Try again.
  • Skip this file.
  • Skip all files with errors.
I first encountered the above problem just when transferring photos from a friends camera to to my brand new Dell Windows 7 Ultimate desktop I had the problem described above roughly once every 40 pictures or so. 

I investigated further and if I chose Try Again a photo which Windows 7 reported as corrupt was transfered without a problem. If I chose skip and manually copied off a photo which Windows 7 reported as corrupt it copied off fine. If I chose skip, disconnected the camera then reconnected it again the remaining photos (which Windows 7 reported as corrupt) were transferred correctly. 

Possible Reason: Such issues will occur if a camera is not compatible with Windows 7. If you load the card from a card reader the issue may not occur, because the card reader may work properly with Windows 7. If you would like to resolve this issue, please try to download the latest drivers from the website of the cameras’ manufacturers and install in Windows 7. ALso, It looks like there may be a hotfix from Microsoft for this problem:


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