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I had this problem with my older (T1i) Canon camera: It wouldn't always work with some SD cards. Fixed it thus: dipped the connector end of an SD card in Vaseline (only as deep as the contacts). Then wiped the Vaseline off with toilet paper. Inserted the card a few times into the camera. No more problem. Theory: Corrosion on the camera contacts. ...


Is the phisical lock in the unlocked position and not broken? Try moving the switch multiple times to be sure that it is not oxidised. Then try the card also on the PC or another camera. Also verify in Windows that the folder does not have some strange permisisons applied. If oyu can only read it, then download all the files oyu have on it and then format ...


The lock switch on an SD card is a simple physical mechanism. The card reader feels for a gap where the lock switch should be, and if it feels a gap it write-protects, but if the tab is there it enables write. (If the lock switch breaks off, you can put masking tape where it used to be, in order to be able to write to the card. It's basically the same ...


I have seen at least one brand of SD card (sorry, can't remember which - was years ago) where the label on the read/write switch was back to front, so the 'lock' position was actually the 'unlock' position. I suggest you flip the switch and see if that fixes your problem.


Assuming you're talking about an SD card, there's a possibility with some cards with very easily shifted write-protect tabs to get shifted into read-only position upon insertion into certain readers, and shifted back upon removal, by any slight friction. I've had this happen a couple of times, and it seems like kind of a perverse design to me (I've actually ...


Why not just load your photos (which I do daily) onto your computer and when you "select all" you can rename your photos in a zip. It doesn't take but a few tries to get that right. If you see a set of photos you want to put in its own group for a certain day, then "highlite" just those photos by pressing control then enter then rename to your discretion ...


If you're ok with Dropbox, Using the automatic import function will rename all of your files to the datetime taken. My process is: 1) Plug SD card into computer (in my case it's an iMac) 2) Let dropbox do the automatic import 3) Have hazel automatically file into my Pictures folder with the structure Year/Month/Day Taken 4) In Lightroom, I use the ...


There's no way to assign a date-based filename on-camera. However, there are quite a few pieces of software that will help do just this when ingesting photos from the memory card to your computer, giving you the ability to define your preferred file name, folder structure, and assorted metadata, too, such as Adobe Lightroom and Camera Bits Photo Mechanic.


Nikon assigns sequential filenames to the pictures, but it does record the date, which will show up in the date column on your PC. I usually have a separate folder on the PC for each day I shoot. So, as long as you have correctly set the date and time on your camera, you should be good.

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