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What are these strange folders in my SD card's DCIM folder?

Looks like a corrupt SD card to me. Whether or not a format will fix it I can't tell, but from my experience it's a good practice to format the memory card in camera, preferably before each shoot.
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Attach camera via USB, or remove the cards from the camera?

Card-Reader Can Still be Faster A camera might be designed to write 35 megabytes per second to the card and handle the “U1” standard, and reading back out is oddly capped at 20 Mbytes/s due to the USB ...
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Is it better to transfer photos by removing the memory card or by directly using a data cable?

I prefer using the faster method of removing the card, but I've had problems with two cameras using this method. It seems to wear out the contacts on some cards and/or camera slots which can be an ...
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SDXC card not readable in photo printing machine

There are a couple of reasons why this could be the case... The machine you're using is not compatible with SDXC, or specifically the exFAT file system which is ...
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Attach camera via USB, or remove the cards from the camera?

It depends on the camera. My Canon 7D Mark II has a USB 3 connector that is just as fast as most USB 3 card readers. The Canon 1D X Mark II has a gigabit ethernet connector. My Canon 5D Mark III has a ...
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Attach camera via USB, or remove the cards from the camera?

A card reader is still the best way to go. There are numerous advantages but speed is the main one. A few cameras have USB 3.0 connectors and some have Gigabit Ethernet but these are the exception. ...
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Does an XQD USB-C Card Reader exist?

The successor to XQD, CFexpress (also known as CFX) is backward-compatible with XQD. The first iterations will use the XQD form factor and connector. However, CFX is designed to use PCIe 3 / NMVe host ...
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Does an XQD USB-C Card Reader exist?

To my knowledge no such device exists. You're stuck using a USB-3.1 to USB-C adapter until someone decides to link two niche devices to each other.
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What are these strange folders in my SD card's DCIM folder?

Rather than straight corruption, this looks like a copy of encrypted or compressed data. This can have arisen from multiple sources - computer backups; files encrypted for security; or a virus. The ...
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