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How to Use an SD Card Reader

If you need to get files off your camera and onto your computer, you might need to know how to use an SD card reader.


  • Step 1: Insert card into reader Slip the SD card into the SD card reader.
  • TIP: The card will only fit in one way, and should slide in easily.
  • Step 2: Plug card into USB drive Plug the card reader into any available USB drive on your computer.
  • Step 3: Select View in New Window Click on View in New Window when prompted by the computer.
  • Step 4: Selct DCIM Double-click on DCIM.
  • Step 5: Highlight files Highlight all of the files that you want to copy onto your computer.
  • Step 6: Move files Right-click and select Move To in order to move your files wherever you like.
  • Step 7: Remove card reader Remove the card reader by clicking on the Safely Remove Hardware icon at the bottom right corner of the screen, and you're done.
  • FACT: The world's first digital camera weighed 8 pounds.

You Will Need

  • SD card
  • SD card reader
  • Computer

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