To transfer data from a memory card to a PC – The PC has to recognise the memory card as a removable drive. It is good practice to back up data kept on a card. This can be done in a number of ways including.
- Leaving the memory card in your device and connecting your device (usually via a USB cable) to your PC. (Please see your device manual for instructions)
- Using a suitable memory card slot on your PC if available. Insert the memory card correctly into the appropriate slot on your PC. The memory should show as a “removable drive” in your operating system. (Please note some newer cards may not work in older slots e.g. A SDHC card will not work in a SD only slot)
- Using an external memory card reader – Connect the memory card reader to your PC and then insert the memory card. The memory should show as a “removable drive” in your operating system. (Please note some newer cards may not work in older reader e.g. A SDHC card will not work in a SD only reader)
Make sure that your internal or external card reader and operating system are compatible with your card and format eg a SDHC card will need a SDHC reader, a SDXC card will need a SDXC reader and a operating system compatible with the exFAT format.
Once the memory card is recognised your can cut-and-paste or drag-and-drop data to and from the memory can as you would with any other drive.
Caution: Do not remove the memory card or turn off the power whilst reading or writing data this could corrupt data.