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My friend has a USB memory stick with an embedded camera that can record a video on its disk. When I plug this USB stick into my PC with Ubuntu or to a MAC, I can see some folders: a "VIDEO" folder plus three or four hidden folders.

When I open the same drive with Windows (Vista), I can just see the hidden folders and I do not see the VIDEO folder, I can therefore not access the videos. I tried on another Windows system, same problem

Any idea on why this can happen? Why do I see only certain folders? The disk is formatted in FAT (ubuntu says "VFAT").


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Does Vista also see the drive as FAT, also is it possible the VIDEO file is a windows system folder...? –  John Aug 28 '11 at 19:03
Im wondering if there is specific software/driver for this device. It may be a "security" measure to prevent machines from seeing the files. –  Keltari Aug 28 '11 at 19:42

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