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fotoaficionado
 
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Computer won't read 64GB SD card

Post Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:57 pm


I'm just back from summer travel from coast to coast, and also eclipse viewing/photography. When I put my 64GB SD card into the computer, I get an error message saying that the card needs to be formatted. I clearly don't want to do that! The images show up clearly on the camera. Is this a known issue with the newer 64GB cards? How can I move the images to another card or a computer. (I tried using different computers, with the same result). Thanks, Fotoaficionado

dougj
 
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Re: Computer won't read 64GB SD card

Post Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:29 pm


Can you put the card in the camera and download via USB?

packrat
 
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Re: Computer won't read 64GB SD card

Post Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:44 pm


It probably has to do with the exFAT format used on the larger cards. I avoid the drama and stick to 32 GB and Fat32 formatting. I had an experience like you with my Nikon D5300. The camera would see the photos, but the computers were blind.

Put a 32 gb in your camera and format it. Hopefully, it should be FAT32 now.
Good luck, Ron

packrat
 
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Re: Computer won't read 64GB SD card

Post Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:45 pm


It probably has to do with the exFAT format used on the larger cards. I avoid the drama and stick to 32 GB and Fat32 formatting. I had an experience like you with my Nikon D5300. The camera would see the photos, but the computers were blind.

Put a 32 gb in your camera and format it. Hopefully, it should be FAT32 now.
Good luck, Ron


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