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How can I load pictures from my Powershot A40 to my computer with Windows 10?

How can I download my pictures to my computer?

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Two ways.

Connecting to the computer via the lead, you should open Windows File Explorer and you will see the storage in the camera as a removable storage

or

you go to the Canon website and get all the software including the download software and add-ons. The Win 7 software should be good on Win 10 and includes ZoomBrowser and PhotoStitch.

https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/support/details/cameras/support-point-and-shoot/powershot-a-series/powershot-a40
https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/support/details/cameras/support-point-and-shoot/powershot-a-series/powershot-a40

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