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Unable To Detect SD Card on Windows 10

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SD Card Not Detected on Windows 10

A number of Windows 10 users’ encountered SD card not working error after the Windows 10 upgrade. As a result, card will not be detected by Windows 10 system. Behind this problem, there can be a number of reasons:

  • Driver issue
  • Malware attack
  • File system corruption
  • Not formatted properly
  • Mishandling of card

These can be some of the reasons behind the SD problem. One must the take right action to rcover files from corrupted SD card. There are a number of methods to resolve this problem. So now, let’s learn how to make the SD card detectable:

Method 1: Check Windows 10 USB Slot

If SD memory card is not showing up in Windows 10 then, you can insert SD card to an USB card reader and plug it to the USB port and check whether it works fine. If it works well the problem is solved, if not then try by connecting to another computer and check. If this didn’t solve your problem then go to next method.

Method 2: Update SD Card Driver

This method is simple, go to device manager and locate the card reader. If it contains yellow sign beside it, then it is clear that this problem is caused due to the driver issue. So for that, you must update the driver. To do that, follow the below-given steps:

  • Insert SD card to system
  • Navigate to Control Panel
  • Then, Select System> Device Manager > Disk drivers
  • Locate the SD card and right click on it and select Uninstall > Scan for hardware changes to refresh the drives

Method 3: Take help of Disk Management to make SD card detected

  • Insert SD card to PC
  • Open Disk Management tool
  • Press “Windows + R”
  • Type "diskmgmt.msc" and enter


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By using above methods, if you are SD card is able to detect on your SD card then your problem is solved here. However, sometimes after these methods, you won’t be able to access your data from card or data will be lost from this in that situation you can make use of Windows File Recovery software. It works like this:


Step 1:Launch the software and select “Recover Files” option


Windows 7 Data Recovery Main Screen

Main Screen

Step 2: Based on data loss situation, select “Recover Deleted Files” or “Recover Lost Files” option


Select Recover lost / delted files

Select Recovery Option


Step 3: Then, select the drive representing SD card


Select the Drive

Select Logical Drive

Step 4:Then after the scanning process, data will be displayed in “Data View”/”File Type View”


View Recovered Files

View Recovered Data

Step 5: Then lastly, select the destination drive to store recovered data from SD card.


view save destination

Save Destination

In addition to SD card recovery, this tool helps you in recovering deleted folders from Windows 10, Windows 8x, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Server 2003 and 2008.


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