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SD card in Android phone not recognized by Windows PC, how to fix?

Hello everyone! Why is the SD card in my Android phone not recognized by my Windows PC when I connect it using USB? For your information, I haven't unplugged the card from my phone and directly connect my phone to the PC. I'm sure that my SD card is not corrupted because it functions well on my phone. Is anyone has any idea about this situation? If you do, please let me know! Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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iBoysoft author Rivers Wong

Rivers Wong

Answered on Wednesday, November 22, 2023

It must be extremely annoying to deal with this kind of problem cause you can't access any of your SD card files on your Windows PC. But don't worry, you can fix it by either allowing your computer to access your phone data, or unlocking the lock screen of your Android phone.

Is this the first time you connect your Android phone to your Windows using USB and try to access your SD card files there? If it does, then this problem may occur because you haven't "Allow this computer to access your phone data".

If it is not the first time you connect your phone to the PC, then should also check your smartphone when connecting it to your PC as it may ask if you want to grant permission for the PC to access the phone. When asked, make sure to tap on the ALLOW button on your Android phone.

Is your Android phone locked when connected to your Windows PC? You should unlock the lock screen of your Android phone (enter the password if necessary), otherwise, you cannot access the phone data via the USB connection. This is a security measure that ensures someone who doesn't know the password of your phone can't access your data through the USB connection.

Moreover, if after allowing your computer to access your phone data and unlocking the Android phone, still the SD card is not showing up on your windows computer and your phone can't even be detected, then you can try to connect your phone to another USB port.

If all these methods don't work, you should consider unplugging your SD card from your Android phone, and connecting it to the PC with an SD card reader.

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