View Full Version : Nikon Card Format - Volume Label - What is yours?

07-10-2007, 08:07 AM
Hey guys!

I am developing some new features into my software to streamline image acquisition. So - I thought I would ask you guys a quick question. If you could take the time, please let me know what your Volume Label is when you have your card in a reader. I am not sure if it is different when you have it plugged into a camera, but I am not concerned with that. Really just want to know how your OS shows the card.

Windows Users...
Right-Click on "Start"
Click - "Explore" (from short menu)
In the left pane, select "My Computer"
You should see something like "Nikon D70S (G: )"
Please let me know what that volume label is (for D200, D40, D50, etc)

If you select that drive, you should see "DCIM" folder. IF you DON'T see that in the root of the drive, please let me know. After that, would be a folder that would indicate something _like_ "100ND70S" This doesn't really matter as much, since I will be checking sub-folders of DCIM and recursing through them.

My software is going to search for Nikon formatted cards, and import files from the card...

07-10-2007, 10:35 AM

I know... This seems trivial... But hey, it can't take too much time to post right?

I can simplify it - really just need to know for sure whether any Nikon doesn't format a card with "NIKON" in the Volume name.

I have programmed around everything else, I am just trying to ensure that I don't pull in images that I am not intending to pull in - for instance a different - type of card - not used by a Nikon camera.

Thanks in advance.

07-10-2007, 11:38 AM
Hi tcad,

i inserted my sd card to a card reader and did what you said. Volume label showed as:

NIKON D50 and DCIM is in the root folder.

07-10-2007, 12:09 PM
Thanks ae86gtv16!..

Now I have a couple covered.

07-10-2007, 03:35 PM
Nikon D80 (F: ) > DCIM > 100ND80

In Nikon D80 folder I also have a NIKON001.DSC file. What is that?

07-10-2007, 04:28 PM
Mine says Nikon D50 and DCIM

07-10-2007, 05:34 PM
Mine says NIKON D70S and root folder DCIM

07-11-2007, 10:33 AM
Great! Thanks Guys...

Kellie, I am not sure what that file is. I tried to do some searching, but here at work, I can't get through the firewall to too many places - especially forums where this gets discussed most.

07-11-2007, 11:30 AM
Mine says Nikon D50 and DCIM

Mine does too.

07-11-2007, 07:51 PM
Mine says Nikon D50 and DCIM