As a computer user, there are situations where you need to move files from your MicroSD card to the computer. Normally, you should insert the memory card into an adapter before connecting to your computer. Where an adapter is not available, this article steps in to teach you how to achieve your aims even without an adapter.
How do I Connect My MicroSD Card to My Computer?
Connecting your MicroSD card to your computer can be done in either of both ways:
1. You can connect your MicroSD card to the computer with a MicroSD card adapter
2. You can also connect without a card adapter
When it comes to connecting your MicroSD card to your computer, it is easier to do so with a MicroSD card adapter. However, read on to learn how to put MicroSD card in a computer with and without a card adapter:
1. Put a MicroSD card in a computer without an adapter
If you do not have a MicroSD card adapter, you can still connect the card to the computer, by getting a USB cable and a phone that has a slot for MicroSD card. Now, follow these steps:
· Place the card in the phone
· Connect the phone to the PC with the use of a compatible USB cable
· At the bottom right of your system screen, you will see the pop-up of the “Phone” icon
· All you need to do is to choose the files you wish to transfer from the phone section and do the needful.
2. Put a MicroSD card in a computer using an adapter
Follow the steps below to do this:
· Look for an available USB port on your computer and insert the USB card reader into it
· Insert your MicroSD card into the adapter you have
· In turn, insert your adapter into the card reader that has already been inserted into your PC
· Now you can access the MicroSD card from Windows’ File Explorer
What to Do When SD Card Cannot Be Detected/Read in Android Phone?
In this situation where the SD card doesn’t display or read in Android phone, you can try the following fixes:
Fix 1: Connect Memory or SD Card to another Phone or PC
Insert the SD card or memory card into another computer or PC. If you can access the card on the other device, then you know the problem isn’t from the card itself but if the opposite is the case, then keep reading.
Fix 2: Update Memory or SD Card Driver
Your Android phone may be unable to read the SD card because the SD Card or memory card driver is outdated. You can update the driver using these steps:
· Insert the SD card into your computer
· Right-click either “This PC” or “My Computer”
· Select “Manage”
· Scroll to the left and on the taskbar, choose “Device Manager”.
· Beside the button, “USB Serial Bus controllers”, tap on the “+” option. A yellow exclamation mark will appear
· Right-click the screen. From the options, select “Update Driver Software”
· Choose to generate an automatic search for the driver software that is available to be updated. Wait as it gets installed; then restart your PC
Fix 3: Using the CHKDSK Command
With the following steps, use the CHKDSK utility to fix the error:
· Press the shortcut keys to the “Run” dialog box: Windows + R. Here, input “cmd” into the box. When you press the “Enter” key, it will take you to Command Prompt
· Input: chkdsk D: / f
· Hit “Enter”. Note that here, “D” is your memory card’s drive letter
· Alternatively, input: chkdsk D:/f /offlinescanandfix
· Hit “Enter”
Fix 4: Format the SD Card in Android Phone
Follow the steps below:
· Tap on the icon for “Settings” in the section where all the list of “Apps” are.
· Scroll to “Storage”. Check the file that is taking up the most space on your device and how much space is left on it.
· From the options for your SD card, choose either to “Format SD card” or to “Erase SD card”.