Windows 10: setting up external drive for SD card

Discus and support setting up external drive for SD card in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; My computer won't read from a external built in drive for the SD card. It says the directory name is invalid. Tried a different SD card got the same... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Doomed again, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. setting up external drive for SD card


    My computer won't read from a external built in drive for the SD card. It says the directory name is invalid. Tried a different SD card got the same response. The drive E:\ is registered in disk drives under device manager and tried downloading the latest drivers but still get that "The directory name is invalid" window. The pc light turns green acknowledging the card is inserted, but software is not letting it connect. How do you fix the problem.

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    Doomed again, Aug 11, 2019
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  2. External drive doesn’t show sd card

    I have a problem with sd card because I can see it in the File Explorer but cannot see it in the external drive drop down list. I use Nuvision tablet, sd card is a 16 GB one
     
    CurbyCamlin, Aug 11, 2019
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  3. SD card failure

    Hi Andrew,

    I would need to ask few questions so I can isolate your concern properly. Kindly answer the following:

    • Did you get a specific error message?
    • What are the troubleshooting steps you have done so far?
    • What's the current build of your computer? Press Windows key + R and then type winver.
    • Did you try to run a full system scan using your anti-virus? Can you tell us the result?
    • Does your SD card has a write protection?

    Meanwhile, you may try these troubleshooting steps:

    Step 1: Run the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter. Open Settings> Update & Security> Troubleshoot> Hardware and Devices> Run the troubleshooter.

    Step 2: Check SD Card in Disk Management.

    1. Open Disk Management.
    2. Your SD card will appear as a removable disk.
    3. Check if it has a drive letter.
    4. If it does not show anything, right click the SD card and then select “Change Drive Letter and Paths”.
    5. Click “Add” and select a drive letter, then click “OK”.

    Step 3: Update SD card driver.

    1. Open Device manager.
    2. Find your SD card and right click it.
    3. Select Properties.
    4. Click the driver tab and then select Update Driver.

    Note: You may need to use a keyboard and mouse to connect to your laptop to perform the said steps if it does not allow on tablet mode.
     
    Raymond Ave, Aug 11, 2019
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  4. gini Win User

    setting up external drive for SD card

    Program installed on SD card runs but is not shown on drive


    Great call! Program was on C drive. not the SD card. Prior to installation, I'd set new apps to be saved to the SD card, but after the installation I changed the setting back to This PC, as I didn't want all future apps to automatically install to the SD card. I will have to try an installation again to see if the program is located where I think it is!

    Thank you!
     
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