Why can I not access my SD card in Windows 8?

Kevin Vaillant July 11, 2012
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I am dual booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu on both my laptop and desktop computers.

When I insert my SD card in my desktop, it is viewable under My Computer, but when I insert the same SD card in my laptop, it is not viewable in My Computer. It shows up under Devices, but I can’t view it under My Computer.

I have already updated the driver for the SD card reader on the laptop and still the same thing. Anybody have any ideas, any help is greatly appreciated.

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  1. wenge
    January 12, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Hi Kevin Vaillant,

    How do you managed to have dual OS on windows? I was not able to do that.

    Regards,

    • Jakob Thusgaard
      January 17, 2013 at 3:14 pm

      Am doing the same. First installed Win8 and then let the Ubuntu 12.10 installation take care of re-partitioning. Works nicely!

  2. Igor Rizvi?
    August 2, 2012 at 12:06 am

    compability mde and run as admin

  3. illegal3alien
    July 16, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    It's probably a driver problem. You could try going into device manager and deleting the driver and then re-install it again with a different version

  4. ha14
    July 16, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Install the driver in Compatibility mode:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Make-older-programs-run-in-this-version-of-Windows

    Right click on My Computer, select Manage. On the following screen, click on Disk Management. You should now see the sd card drive on the right hand side of the screen, assign it a drive letter, it should now show up in Windows Explorer.

    if still do not show then double click on it from disk management and access the contents in the card