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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Feb 10, 2011
    How do I access my SD Card
    I have my SD Card inserted and now I cant figure out how to access it. It doesnt show up on the desk top anymore either. I know it is not a system problem but rather operator error. I want to copy my photos to my external hard drive.
    iMac:3.02 i3 4 mg ram 500g
    MacBook Pro 13: 2.5 i5 4 mg ram 500g

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    Buzzard2010's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 22, 2010
    Bretforton, Worcestershire
    MacBook Pro 15" 2014, 2.2GHz i7, 16GB RAM, 250GB SSD, OSX 10.9.5 - iPhone 5s 16gb
    I take it from your post that you have been able to use it before successfully?
    May sure it is mounted correctly, check in Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility and check that it is showing up in the left pane there.

    Also if you could post your mac specs (model, year, OS) that would be great.

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    bobtomay's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    Does it show up in the Finder sidebar?

    Try opening Finder - Preferences - on the General tab under Devices - (sorry, not sure what you folks see there that have the SD reader built in as I don't have one) - check off SD card, external - whatever it is you need.
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  4. #4

    Member Since
    Feb 10, 2011
    it is working properly, i just did not know how to access it. with windows, i would just hold alt+windows button and i couls see it in "windows explorer".

    "finder" worked.
    iMac:3.02 i3 4 mg ram 500g
    MacBook Pro 13: 2.5 i5 4 mg ram 500g

  5. #5

    Raz0rEdge's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 17, 2009
    27" i7 iMac, 15" Macbook Pro TB, 13" Macbook Air, iPhone 6S, iPod Nano 7th Gen
    Finder approx. equal to Windows Explorer..


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    Ttaylor394's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 15, 2011
    West Virginia
    13in rMBP 2014 Yosemite
    When you have FInder showing in the upper left corner click Finder> Preferences>

    once the window pops up You'll have General Labels Sidebar and Advanced as options at the top. Click General (it is a light switch). Once that is done you will have some check boxes under 'Show these items on the desktop:' Go ahead and check the box for 'External disks'

    That will have every cd,dvd,SD card, external drive.. etc.. you plug in pop up on the desktop.

    I wanted to get RID of icons on my desktop, and somebody on here showed me that.


  7. #7

    Member Since
    Aug 14, 2014
    My new Transcend JetDrive Lite 130 128GB is inserted in the SD slot but I do not see it in the left pane of the Finder. Can someone help?

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    Did you choose to have SD card appear from Finder, Preferences, Sidebar? Make sure you have the correct boxes checked. Specifically "External Disks".

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