How to Fix SD Card Reader Error on Windows 10

You just love taking photos! Your Camera SD card is filled with lots of pictures from recent events. You copy them onto your computer using a card reader, format your card so that you can start clicking more pictures on the card again! You were excited about the new Windows 10 Operating system and wanted to upgrade from Windows 7.

You installed Windows 10 and are impressed by the interface. After another trip, you insert your card reader to copy photos on your system. You are surprised that the system is not detecting the card reader. You try other USB slots and the system still doesn’t recognize it.

Let us look at some solutions to this issue:

  1. Run Troubleshooting

Insert your card reader and run the hardware device troubleshooter.

  • Type troubleshooting in the Windows search bar.
  • Choose Troubleshooting.
  • Now choose View all in the top left corner.
  • Click on Hardware and Devices.
  • Just follow the on-screen instructions to run the troubleshooter.
  1. Update the drivers
  • Type Device Manager in the Windows search bar.
  • Under Device Manager, see the device entries and check if any of them has yellow triangles with an exclamation mark. If there are, it means that the device is conflicting other hardware and the device or drivers are not installed properly.

If this is the issue or anything similar that is preventing you from accessing your card reader, it is time to update the drivers.

  • Click on Windows Start button, type Device Manager and select it from results.
  • Expand one of the categories to find the name of your device. Now right click it and select Update Driver.
  • Now select Search automatically for updated driver software.
  • If Windows doesn’t return a result that corresponds to your driver, you can search for it on your device manufacturer’s website and follow the instructions.

If this step doesn’t work, try to re-install the driver. Open Device Manager, right click on the name of the device and click Uninstall. Restart your computer and Windows will attempt to reinstall the driver.

  1. Assign the drive letter on your SD card
  • Ensure that the drive you are naming isn’t in use and files of the drive are not open.
  • Right-click on Windows Start Menu.
  • Now click on Disk Management.
  • Right click on your SD card drive and select Change Drive Letters and Paths.
  • Now click on Change button to name a new drive letter. Ex: L. (do not use ‘A’ or ‘B’, which are usually used for floppy drives).
  • Click Ok.
  • Click Yes if a popup window asks you if you really want to do this.
  • Restart the computer and you should be able to use the SD card with the changed drive name.

Data recovery using Remo Recover

SD card issues can also occur due to corruption. If your SD card is one of them, you might encounter data loss as well. If you want to know how to recover deleted data from a memory card, you have come to the right place! Remo Recover software can restore all your lost data by using a few simple steps.

The software supports the recovery of RAW images as well. You can retrieve lost data from transcend memory card with ease.

You can recover a lot of file types using Remo Recover software. If the file type you are looking isn’t listed, you can add a new file type using the Raw signature search option.

If you had accidentally formatted or re-formatted your SD card while trying to access it on your system, do not worry. As long as you have not overwritten the formatted files with new ones, you can still restore lost data using Remo Recover software.

You can also check out ways of recovering lost data from raw sd card.

The software allows you to have a preview of the recovered files. Once you are happy with all the files that have been restored, you can then save it to a destination folder of your choice.

How to Fix SD Card Reader Error on Windows 10 was last modified: April 3rd, 2018 by John Harris

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