Canon I get my Rebel T2i / 550D card contents to show on desktop as a drive?

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Canon I get my Rebel T2i / 550D card contents to show on desktop as a drive?
Mar 18, 2011

Hello all - I hope someone can help me out with this issue - I am a Canon shooter and for my own 20D and 50D shots I've always just used a card reader to transfer files to my computer. BUT - I'm now teaching at a college, and they have Canon Rebel 550D (aka T2i) and they are not providing card readers to the students.

So I'm trying to figure out if there is a way to transfer files to computer without installing the Canon software. As with my point'n'shoot cams, where you plug it in and it shows up on the desktop and you drag your files over.

I've been experimenting with the Rebel and it won't show up on the desktop when connetced via the USB cable, and there do not seem to be any menus on the camera in which to change communications settings (or any mention of such in the damn manual!)

Any thoughts? Thanks!
Andrew.

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