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Finding an SD card's root directory is tricky...

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Cenaris Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm looking for the root directory on an SD card when inserting it into a MacOSX system. When doing so I get a prompted message telling me I have no images on it. Nothing happens after that. I have to manually go into finder to access the card. But I think I miss the root directory by doing that.
Ideas? I'm trying to update firmware for my camera with instructions to copy it into the root.
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:iconskyfire2008:
SkyFire2008 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
>MacOSX system
See? That's your problem. :)
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PR-Imagery Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you format the card from inside the camera?
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Cenaris Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I did.
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Pakaku Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
When you select any external drive in the Finder's sidebar, you always go to the root of the drive...
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Cenaris Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Then in that case, better question: Why is my camera not taking the new firmware? It will display the following text:
Memory card containing firmware is required to update.
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Pakaku Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
So what are the instructions to update the firmware? Maybe it needs to be in a weird folder, or something.

Maybe you can upgrade somehow without the card? Plug it into the computer via its cable?
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Cenaris Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
1)download the firmware from the canon site (which I did)
2)Copy firmware to the root directory on SD card (which as far as I can tell from your description I've done)
3)Switch camera's mode dial to P and insert SD card then switch on
4)go to the menu and select "Firmware"
5)hit a dead end
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