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Can You Write To The Microsd Card With The Surface 3?

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LibbyLA

Because the micro SD card is removable media, so Windows can't be sure that it will always be there to write on.

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DLCPhoto

I guess that makes some sense, but that should be my problem to worry about. I mean how hard would it be to simply ask for another location if the default one isn't available??

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thelilgeek

You would think that it should be your problem if your drive isn't connected. However, if I set it up like that for my mom, and the drive failed, or the drive was removed for some reason, she wouldn't have a clue what to do. That is who Microsoft has to design their OS for to stay at #1.

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DLCPhoto

You would think that it should be your problem if your drive isn't connected. However, if I set it up like that for my mom, and the drive failed, or the drive was removed for some reason, she wouldn't have a clue what to do. That is who Microsoft has to design their OS for to stay at #1.

 

On a practical level, I think you're probably right.  But there should still be a way for an advanced user to over-ride the default settings when necessary.  My $.02 worth, anyway.

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schoondoggy

One interesting note on this.  I have a Sandisk 64gb MicroSD in there, and can write to it without difficulty, except:

 

I wanted to configure it so that when I plugged in my camera, the import function would bring files to my micro SD card.  When I gave it a location for this (through windows explorer), it said I couldn't designate that location for the import (I forget the exact wording, but that was the bottom line).  I could point it to a different location on the C: drive, but it wouldn't let me designate a folder on the MicroSD card.

 

Anybody have any reason that this would be the case?

There are several topics on the internet related to this. I think if you get libraries on the card you should be able to use it as you want:

http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/windows-81-tip-use-micro-sd-libraries-and-metro-style-apps

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DLCPhoto

There are several topics on the internet related to this. I think if you get libraries on the card you should be able to use it as you want:

http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/windows-81-tip-use-micro-sd-libraries-and-metro-style-apps

 

Very interesting - thanks for the link.  That information may come in handy down the road.

 

I'll just use a Card Reader, and a different program that I've used on other computers, to facilitate the download.  It's USB 3.0, so it should be faster than downloading directly from the camera.  But the work-around he talks about there could be useful in other contexts, so I appreciate your posting it here.

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