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FAQ and troubleshooting

Where are images imported with CameraWindow saved on my computer? Can I change the destination folder?

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The destination folder for saving images imported with CameraWindow may vary depending on your computer. The default folder can be changed to another of your choice.


Depending on the camera model, a USB cable may not be included with the camera.
If you do not own a USB cable, please purchase one separately.


The following two types of USB cables are available for compact digital cameras:

*For more information about the type of USB cable that can be used with your camera, please refer to the camera’s instruction manual.

Camera end: Mini-B (IFC-400PCU)
Camera end: Micro-B (IFC-600PCU)

Default Destination Folder

By default, images imported using CameraWindow are stored in the following location in new folders created based on shooting date.

OSDestination Folder
WindowsWindows 10 (desktop mode only), Windows 8.1, Windows 8, or Windows 7 SP1On the C drive in `Users' > 'XXXXX' (user login name) > 'My Pictures' or 'Pictures'
MacintoshOn the startup disk (Macintosh HD, for example) in 'Users' > 'XXXXX' (user login name) > 'Pictures'


The compatible OS may differ depending on your camera.

Changing the Destination Folder

You can change the destination folder for saving images imported with CameraWindow.

To change the destination folder, proceed according to the following steps.

1. Connect the ⋖DIGITAL⋗ terminal of the camera to the computer's USB port using a USB cable (camera end: Mini-B).

2. Start CameraWindow.

If the camera is off, turn on the camera and make it ready to communicate with the computer.

3. Click the [ ] button in the upper right of the screen.

4. On the preferences screen, click the [Import] tab.

5. On the [Folder Settings] tab, click [Browse], and then specify the destination on the next screen.

6. Click [OK] to save the changes.

7. Imported images will be saved to the specified destination folder.

This completes the steps for changing the destination folder.

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