I have a manufacturing company that uses digital cameras to take pictures of the parts and my Access Database is responsible for the acquisition and saving of such images. It used to be any easy affair as cameras always installed themselves as drives on USB plug-in, therefore I I would:
1) Have the software check all drives available (a-z) for any drives that had a folder title "DCIM" which is the folder almost all cameras store pictures in.
2) I would then List those directories with a list box
3) Then I have the software do stuff with the file
But lately all the cheap cameras I am buying are now installing themselves as devices instead of drives. I therefore don't know how to access them generically. I don't want to key in on a specific name (in this case the device name is S3700) because I have to be able to use different cameras without changing any programming and table fields.
1) Please don't suggest a card reader. This is an extra step that, in a manufacturing setting, will add too much complication.
How do I generically call/search for devices that are cameras and then check directories on such devices! NOTE: In this case, the device (S3700) still has a directory "DCIM" on it. Let's assume that all cameras still operate this way in that they still have a main folder title "DCIM".
I have tried:
1) Drive Management - Camera does not appear as a hard drive and thus a drive letter cannot be assigned/mapped.