Mac OS X 10.2, 10.3: Sony Mavica CDs don't appear on desktop

Products Affected

Mac OS X 10.0, Mac OS X 10.2, Mac OS X 10.3

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CDs formatted by a Sony Mavica digital camera don't appear on the Mac OS X desktop or in Finder windows. This document applies to Mac OS X 10.2 through 10.3.9.


When you insert a CD formatted by a Sony Mavica digital camera into the computer, the disc does not appear on the desktop or in a Finder window.


The Sony Mavica CD is a formatted as a UDF disc. The Finder does not have a feature to read certain types of UDF discs. Here is a workaround:

    1. Insert the CD into the camera.
    2. If your camera uses Picture-Transfer-Protocol (PTP), ensure the camera is in that mode.
    3. Connect the camera to your Mac.
    4. Open iPhoto, if necessary.
    5. Import the photos from the camera.

This document will be updated when additional information is available.

Important: Information about products not manufactured by Apple is provided for information purposes only, and does not constitute Apple's recommendation or endorsement. Please contact the vendor for additional information.

Document 17159, "Locating Vendor Information" can help you search for a particular vendor's address and phone number.

Related documents

75336 iPhoto: Troubleshooting Camera Connections

61275 Mac OS X: About Image Capture

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