How to Use a Card Reader & Writer

A card reader and writer is a device that plugs into a computer with a USB port and allows you to read and write a variety of memory cards. Depending on the type of card reader and writer you have, you can read and write one to 12 memory cards, from SD and mini-SD cards to PSP memory sticks. It is a handy computer peripheral if you use a lot of devices with different kinds of memory cards.

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A card reader and writer.

Mac OS X

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Plug the card reader and writer into your Mac computer’s USB port.

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Insert a memory card into the card reader and writer’s slot. An icon with the card’s name will mount on your desktop.

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Open the card’s icon on your desktop and remove files from it or place files on it.

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Drag the card’s icon into the trash and pull the card out of the card reader when you are done.

Windows

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Plug the card reader and writer into your Windows computer’s USB port.

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Insert a memory card into the card reader and writer’s slot. Explorer will open automatically.

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Double click on the disk image titled “Removable Disk.” The title will have a letter after it.

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Remove files from the disk or place files on the disk.

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Left click on the “Remove Hardware” icon in the System Tray and select “Safely Remove Mass Storage Device - Removable Disk” with the name of your disk on it. Remove the card from the card reader and writer.