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Copy Files from One Nikon D7100 Memory Card to Another

When you have two memory cards installed in the Nikon D7100 camera, you can use the Copy Image(s) option on the Playback menu to copy pictures from one card to the other. Follow these steps:

  1. On the Playback menu, choose Copy Image(s) and press OK.

  2. Highlight Select Source and press the Multi Selector right.

    You see a screen listing both memory cards (Slot 1 and Slot 2).

  3. Highlight the memory card that contains the pictures you want to copy and press OK.

    You return to the main Copy Image(s) screen.

  4. Highlight Select Image(s) and press the Multi Selector right.

    You see a screen listing all folders on the selected card.

  5. Highlight the folder that contains your pictures and press the Multi Selector right.

    You see a screen with three options: Select All Images, Select Protected Images, and Deselect All.

  6. Choose an initial picture-selection option.

    Choose Select All Images to copy every picture on the card; choose Select Protected Images to copy just photos that you tagged with the Protect feature.

    The third option, Deselect All, is a little counterintuitive: The camera initially assumes that you want to copy every picture on the card, so it tries to help by automatically preselecting all them.

    You can later deselect the ones you don't want to copy, but if you're copying just a few pictures out of a large group, it's faster to choose Deselect All so that you start out with no pictures selected. Then you don't have to waste time "untagging" all the ones you don't want to copy.

  7. Press OK to display thumbnails of your photos.

    Check marks appear with any photos currently selected for copying. Here, the top, right photo is selected.

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  8. Press the ISO button to add or remove a photo from the selection.

    Pressing the button toggles the check mark on and off.

  9. After selecting the photos you want to copy, press OK.

    Now you see the screen shown on the right.

  10. Choose the Select Destination Folder option and press the Multi Selector right.

    You see a screen offering two options: The first, Select Folder by Number, enables you to specify a three-digit folder number. (Press the Multi Selector left or right to highlight a value, and press up or down to change the number.) The second option, Select Folder from List, displays all available folders. After choosing a folder number or folder, press OK.

  11. Choose the Copy Image(s)? option and press OK.

  12. Highlight Yes and press OK to copy the photos.

When you use this feature, remember these final pointers:

  • If the destination card doesn't have enough space for all the selected images, the camera alerts you that all images may not be copied. You can choose to go forward or cancel the operation and install a card that has more free space.

  • If the destination card contains an image that has the same filename as one you select for copying, the camera gives you the option to overwrite the existing file, overwrite all existing files without any further confirmation notices, skip copying that file, or cancel the copy operation.

  • When you copy a protected picture, both the copy and the original remain protected.

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