MicroSD card not recognized by Surface Pro Windows 8

I want to use a micro SD card as extra storage of Surface Pro to store movie and music files. But when I put it into the sd card slot, Windows 8 doesn’t recognized it and I also can’t find it in file explorer. Trying other ones still gets the same problem. How can I get it working with Surface?

It seems to be a bug with Windows 8 OS. Once you connect sd card with the tablet, you have to do a rebooting and then it will seen by the device. Smiply press Win + C key to open charm bar, tap Setting > Power button, and then select “Restart” to close all programs and save changes.

4 thoughts on “MicroSD card not recognized by Surface Pro Windows 8

  1. My Surface proceed to install driver the first time I insert the SD card. However, it just won’t show in the File Explorer.

    I can see USD3.0 Card Reader under Device when I plug the SD card in.

    I did the reboot but it still doesn’t shows up in the File Explorer.

    * The card is a 8Gb SDHC card for a Nokia N85. I had the card formatted to NTFS already.

  2. Have you guys tried seeing if the card shows up under disk manager? You might need to format it there. I’d use exFAT.

    There’s nothing about Windows 8 (nor the Surface line’s card reader for that matter) that should have any problem with SD cards, so it’s probably either a problem with the card itself, or the card isn’t formatted (or isn’t in the right format).

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