How to View a Micro SD Card

By Robert Schrader

The standard "SD memory" card's smaller cousin, Sandisk's "MicroSD" card, transfers information between computers and compatible mobile devices. If you've just purchased one of these devices and want to know how to view the contents of your MicroSD card, you'll be happy to know that the process is as simple as inserting the device into one of your computer's ports and opening its folders. Prior to inserting the card, however, you'll need to make sure that you have the proper adapter.

Things You'll Need

  • MicroSD card
  • Adapter or USB reader

Step 1

Sheathe your MicroSD card in the adapter that came with it, as the card itself is too small to fit into your computer's card reader.

Step 2

Insert the apparatus into your computer's card reader. Open "My Computer" (the "Finder" on Mac) and locate your card, which will display underneath your main hard drive and optical drives, such as CD and DVD drives. Double-click on your drive.

Step 3

Browse through all the folders to view, delete or modify the contents of your card. Add information and media by dragging and dropping.

Tips & Warnings

  • If your computer doesn't have a card reader, you can purchase a USB adapter from SanDisk. Look in the "Resources" section for more information.