How to Connect an SD Memory Card to a PC

Written by steven diggs, jr. | 13/05/2017

Secure Digital (SD) cards are used in digital cameras and other handheld electronics to store data. These cards can also be used in computers as well with a few steps. Check whether your computer has an SD card drive. If yours does not have an internal one, then you can use an SD drive that connects through a USB port.

Turn the SD card so that the metal connectors are facing downward.

Find the computer's SD card slot. It is typically labelled "SD" and is a horizontal, rectangular hole. If your computer does not have an internal SD slot, obtain a USB card reader, and connect the reader's USB cable into a USB port

Push the card into the drive until it fits tightly into place.

Tips

  • Access the card by going to "My Computer" under the "Start" menu.

Warnings

  • Removing the card while you are accessing its files may corrupt the data.

Tips and Warnings

  • Access the card by going to "My Computer" under the "Start" menu.
  • Removing the card while you are accessing its files may corrupt the data.

Things you need

  • SD card drive

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