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How to import RAW-files from Mac to PC?

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#1 Ken5610


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Posted 22 September 2014 - 03:25 PM

Two weeks ago, on the beautiful island Kanawa just off Komodo, my memory card in my Canon 7D was full. Panic! I had some USB and with the use of a Mac (no PC on the island) I first copied my picture files (RAW-files .CR2) to a USB-stick and when checking carefully the content, I then could delete the files from the USB-stick.

When coming home to my PC I thought it was just to open the USB but no way, no files on the USB, according to my PC. Some nervous moments until I opened the USB in a Mac and.. yes the files are there with right size and possible to view with a program from Canon.


Now to the (obvious) question; How do I do to read and use the files on my PC???? I really want to use the RAW format. Each of the picture files are about 25Mb and the USB contains just under 8Gb of files.


Most grateful for your assistance!



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#2 Agouti


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Posted 22 September 2014 - 05:08 PM

The flashdrive is probably formatted for Mac.  Try this:


1. First, make sure you copy all the files to your Mac.


2. Format the flashdrive in FAT32.


3. Copy the files back to the flashdrive


4. See if you can transfer them to your PC now.



I just came across this article.  It describes how to use a free utility called HFSExplorer to extract files from an HFS file system.  I'd say it's worth a try before trying the above procedure.

Edited by Agouti, 22 September 2014 - 05:30 PM.

#3 JohnC_21


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Posted 22 September 2014 - 05:09 PM

You need to download the Microsoft Camera Codec Pack.




Edit: Please disregard this post. The codec package is for Windows 7.


Edit Edit: Here is the pack for Windows 8 64bit



Edited by JohnC_21, 22 September 2014 - 05:19 PM.

#4 Ken5610

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 01:17 PM

Thank you!

Will borrow a Mac at the end of the week and try your proposals! 

Tnx a lot!

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