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1. Posted by danielle21 (Budding Member 64 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!


i have a sony cybershot camera, can anyone advice me on how i copy the data from memory card on to the memory stick provided with sony pack when you buy a memory card?

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2. Posted by jl98584 (Travel Guru 114 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I'm not sure from your question, but it sounds like you're trying to copy pictures (files) from a memory card from another camera (such as an SD or Compact Flash card ) to the memory stick for your Sony?

If so, the easiest way is probably to use a computer. You can either plug the camera's into a PC one at a time, and copy the files from the old card to the PC, then plug the Sony into the computer and copy the files from the PC to the camera (use My Computer or Windows Explorer. If you're using an Apple, I'm not sure the exact steps but they're probably similar).

I have a small USB Card Reader than I plug into the laptop (or PC) - they're relatively inexpensive (under $20 US) and you can get one that reads many different card formats. I have camera's that uses SD cards and also a Cybershot that uses a Memory Stick. The card reader has separate slots for both of those and I find this the easiest way to copy pictures from the camera's to the laptop without messing with camera cables.

Normally, I copy pictures from the cards to the laptop, then delete the pictures from the memory cards so I have maximum space for taking new pictures. I have copied pictures from the laptop to the memory card on occasion so I could use a printer in a local store. I've never tried it, but I'm sure you could copy pictures directly from one card to another using a card reader, since each card slot shows up in My Computer as a separate drive (eg. Copy from Drive E: to Drive F:). The pictures on your memory cards (including Memory Stick, which is just a different form of memory card) are just files. The computer can copy or move them just like any other computer file.