Computer not recognizing SD card as external storage/Creative Zen
I added a 2gb SD card to my Creative Zen but I am not able to get my computer to recognize the SD card as external storage. I have done a lot of research and have found many sites that say Windows Explorer should recognize the card as external storage. Until I figure out a way to get my computer to recognize the SD card, I cannot add media to the card. Thanks for your help!
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There are 2 storage in just about every smartphone or tablet. There is an internal storage, usually about 1gb. or 2gb. And there an internal SD storage, which is not same as the external micro sd card. RAM stands for Read Access Memory, it will not work as storage. Now, when you download an app it is usually save in the internal storage. If you move an app without an external micro sd card inserted, you are moving them to the internal SD storage. If possible got to setting>storage and check how is the storage divided, if you insert the external micro sd card it should display 3 separate bars. Also, another way to move apps and other things around is by using ES File Explorer. Check that out first and I hope you do resolve the problem, best of luck.
One question. Were you able to move apps to the sd card before?
When you go to settings, storage, does it show the external sd card? I want to explain something first. The sd card is an expandable storage card, but it won't store your apps. If you want to check it out just insert the old memory card in a computer and look for any apps. Smartphones usually comes equip with 2 types of storage:
1. Internal phone memory: which could range from 500mb. to 2gb. of storage. This will be by default the location where the apps would be saved.
2. Internal SD Card: this is an expand storage that is already in the smartphone. Notice that when you see an ad for the phone it usually advertise whether it is 4, 8 or 16gb. That is the internal SD storage.
The third option is the external micro sd card, which is the one you are having problem with.
In storage under settings, see if you have an option to mount the sd card, maybe it's not mounted. You can also clon or copy everything from the old sd card to the new sd card using a computer, and then try it again.
You can insert the SD memory card into an USB card reader and then plug it into the computer's USB port. The computer will see the SD card as an external storage device, you can then view the contents of the SD card and copy the files to your computer.
Plug in the USB cable. My Vista machine recognized the Cruz as an external storage device (like a flash drive) and displayed a folder for the internal 4gb flash and another folder for the 2gb SD card I added. You can't access the folders from the Cruz while the PC is connected but you'll see any files you copy over once the cable is disconnected. (use Astro to view files in the folders)
First of all right click on that drive and go properties and check the space available - if its 2gb then :-( but if you find the same space like utilized and free space then try the same device in different computer and possible with different OS like xp-3 or 7 and cross your fingers ..
As stupid as this sounds, make sure the micro SD is in the correct slot and fits snugly. If you find that you don't actually have a micro-sd slot, you can purchase a piece that the micro-sd goes into creating a disk that's SD size.
If that's not the problem, go to Start > Computer > and look for the removable storage device. If it shows up, dbl click on it and see if your pictures come up.
If that doesn't work, you may consider buying an external card reader that connects using a USB port on your computer. That should work. If not, there is a strong possibility your micro-sd is corrupted.
If you have the ZEN V Plus or any ZEN V series the answer is the same.... No all you get is what you bought…..So if you bought the 2GB unit then that’s all your going to get L ....If you bought another "slot card" for it you could get an adapter for the “slot card” to fit in the top UBS slot but the device will not recognize the extra memory.......sorry to be the bearer of bad news.....but the ZEN V Plus is available in 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, and 16GB capacities. I hope this help and please give me a rating......I'm always trying to improve... cbinny1
See the solution for PC not recognizing your player. You should downgrade to WMP10 by uninstalling WMP11 and WMP11 runtime. Uninstall portable device drivers from System menu and restart the computer. Replug the USB and the player should now be recognized.
if the card is a micro sd card and its one of those ettsy bettsy ones, u need a thingy to put it into to make it fit in bigger slots. if u have 1, what i did is put it in a camera or palm pilot and transfer it onto the card. but that just takes 2 long. open my computer and plug it in. have the card in the slot and click removible disc. if nothing shows up, open your mp3 and click external storage and it should show up. if this doesnt work im firstname.lastname@example.org