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An SD Card (Secure Digital Card) is an ultra small flash memory card designed to provide high-capacity memory in a small size.

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Simple applescript to copy files from SD Card?

I'm sure this is simple enough to most, but I am just starting to play around with Apple script. I simply want to have a destination folder highlighted in finder and run a script that will copy all my ...
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Change EFI label for external volume

I am booting a retrogaming system (Recalbox, linux-based) on my Macbook Pro 2009 (Intel, El Capitan) from an SD card (FAT format). The SD card is currently displayed as "EFI boot" upon boot ...
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Mac M1 Sonoma: Cannot read my 256Gb Micro SD card

I have a brand new 256Gb SanDisk Micro SD card and I'm not being able to read/use in my Mac through the internal SD Card reader slot (I don't have an external card reader to try this option). The card ...
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Creating a FAT32 SD card image (.img) out of a directory using command-line tools

I'm writing a program which is meant to be loaded and run exclusively from a FAT32 SD card. I need to create an SD card image for distribution as well as for testing the storage and retrieval of files ...
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Can't wipe SD card via diskutil or disk utility. Could it be broken?

I am using a MicroSD card to program my Raspberry Pi with. I was recommended the AEGO Micro SD Card 32GB Mini sd Card card. However at this point I am wondering if I have broken it. Here's what I have ...
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On Lockdown mode, why am I being prompted to allow an SD card to connect even though I don't enter any peripheral?

I am running Venture 13.5 on a M1 MacBook Pro. Because Lockdown mode is on, I am prompted to approve/deny each time a USB device is plugged into my machine. However, I am also randomly being prompted ...
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Cannot copy from SD card to iCloud

I have 2 TB of space in iCloud, of which I have used less than 75 GB. I have some video data stored on a 256 GB SD card that I am trying to copy from the SD card to iCloud using my MacBook Air under ...
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usb-c SD card reader works only if connected via usb-c to usb-a adapter (for a short time), flawless on other OS

I have two "survival kits" with USB cables, adapters, etc. on a credit-card size phone cradle. Very nice gizmo ... The two of them have an SD card reader built in, and both of them are ...
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SD card reader suddenly read-only

I have a Macbook Air M1 With Mac OS Ventura 13.0.1. I've been using an external SD card reader and it has always worked - until today. Things i've tried: Multiple SD cards Multiple USB-A-To-C ...
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Formatting a large SD card is taking time. What happens if I pause it?

A few days ago, I formatted an SD card with Mac OS Ventura to make it bootable. Then, I wanted to reverse this process and use the SD card for transferring files again. So, I followed the instructions ...
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Problem with read-only SD card on MacBook

I have a micro SD card that is set to read-only that I can not get fixed. I have tried the common tips such as: Switch the lock on the card. I have tried different positions, like in the middle, ...
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How to migrate Nintendo Switch's MicroSD data using a Mac?

I am considering upgrading my Nintendo Switch's storage by getting a MicroSD card with a larger capacity and then copying over the games, savegame data, etc to the new card. Although Nintendo has a ...
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How to clone a KOBO Clare HD 8gb SD card using macOS? [duplicate]

I have a newly acquired KOBO Clare HD e-reader that contains a 8GB micro SD Card. I want to back a clone backup onto a 32GB micro card. I have a MacBook Pro 2013 running MacOS Catalina v10.15.7 How ...
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Recommendations MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013) Bootcamp 120 GB

I'm considering installing bootcamp to play a single game Valorant on my Macbook. I'm clearing up storage space for this very purpose, and will have only 80 GB of free storage space to likely even ...
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How can I shrink an SD card to a smaller sized SD card?

I recently have been doing work with RetroPie and started building things out on a large (128GB) SD card. After getting everything set up I realized I was only using ~62GB of this space. How can I ...
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SD Card reader, or SD Card, not fully recognized / not mounting in MacOS

Objective: Trying to read an SD Card from a Nikon DSLR. Background: Same SD Cards and Card Reader have worked fine before on the same computer, in previous versions of MacOS. Hardware: MacBook Air, ...
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Stopped accessing the SD card on the camera from the Finder window

I have gotten a new problem... Before it has been easy to access the SD card on my Canon camera using a USB cable connected to my Mac mini. The SD card has shown up as a new device on the the left ...
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"Resource Busy" error when trying to backup microSD to Macbook

As the title states, I'm trying to backup a microSD (input) to my Macbook Pro (output) running on Catalina. I've used diskutil list to find the correct disk after which I run sudo dd if=/dev/rdisk2 of=...
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Macbook USB Hub - Device ejected not properly error

I have been using a MacBook Pro 2019 with a Fitfort USB-C-Hub-Multiport-Adapter 7 in 1 (technical data below) for the last 2 years. I really like this USB Hub for its multiple ports as I use external ...
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How do I grant permission to edit a file on an SD card? [duplicate]

I flashed Ubuntu server to an SD card on my MacBook Pro with the Raspberry Pi OS flashing application. I want to edit the network-config file to put in the WiFi information. When I view this file in ...
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What is necessary to boot Linux on a Mac?

I've seen some various guides online about different ways to boot Ubuntu from an SD card or a USB stick. They have some variation with regards to making it always boot from the external memory or ...
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How to find out every single SD card that was inserted into a Mac?

Is there any way I can find out every single SD card that was ever inserted into a Mac?
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Cannot erase micro SD card

Two volumes mount when it's in: so it looks like I partitioned it when I tried to install something on it but "Partition" cannot be clicked. "Erase" fails on both partitions: I ...
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Inserted SD-card not showing up on MacBook Pro, can't find or see it anywhere

I inserted an SD card from a dashcam because it was full. The first time I inserted the card, it showed up and I deleted all the files on it. I went to plug it back in the dashcam and it still showed &...
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Disk Utility App on Mac cannot do FirstAid on my SD card

While I was using my Olympus E-M5 mark 2, suddenly it shows me a message "card error". Thus I connect the SD card to my mac, which also shows a message "The Disk You Inserted Was Not ...
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Delete files from SD

I was using an SD card with GoPro. On device format didn't work one day, so I tried erasing it in Disk Utils on my Mac (Big Sur 11.2.2). It appears to be blank, but when I re-mount it again - all ...
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Recovering data from a micro SD card with missing partion after unsafe eject

I am currently stuck trying to recover data from an unsafely ejected 64GB micro SD card that was inside a smartphone. Windows's diskpart utility would not recognize the device at all, so I am trying ...
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SD card no longer showing in Disk Utility

I have an micro SD card that used to work fine and I stored many files on it. It is a SanDisk Ultra 200GB card, and I use the BaseQi adaptor to put it in my Macbook Pro (running Catalina, 10.15.7). ...
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Formatted micro SDHC card but partitions and files remain

I have 2 Samsung EVO micro SDHC cards that I was using in a Raspberry Pi. I'm now trying to format them on my Macbook Air running Big Sur on Apple Silicon and have tried two methods for formatting, ...
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I'm not able to search for specific files in a folder saved on SD card on Macbook air

I have a folder saved on my SD card with many different files. When i go to search in my SD card, and search for a specific file in that folder the page shows completely blank & that file does not ...
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Accessing SD card disk in a VirtualBox machine

I am trying to add a hardisk to a virtual box running ubuntu so I could access an SD card mounted on the host machine i.e Mac. I followed these steps but there's an issue: creating a vmdk file ...
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move grub from sd-card to win partition?

i'm not the first one with this kind of problem, but my specific nuance, i did not yet encounter: i have a 2014 macbook pro with os x plus a windows 10 bootcamp partition. now i wanted to have a look ...
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SD card not detected through a USB hub on an intel-based Mac

This is my first time trying out an SD card via a USB hub on my Mac (since there's no port for SD card on current portable Macs) and I can't seem to detect the SD card; it doesn't show in disk utility ...
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iPadOS is corrupting files when copying from/to an external drive

I am a photographer and recently switched to a full iPad Pro 2020 setup, so I can edit my pictures on the go. Since SD cards tend to fail, I would also like to use my iPad Pro to backup the cards to ...
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anything better than dd to copy disk images to SD card in OS X?

I have used dd because it is what the tutorials suggest to do for instance when copying Linux images to SD cards (e.g. Raspbian, Kali, ...). This is done at 1 Mb/sec on my macbook pro. I have tried to ...
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Is there any advantage to different file systems on microSD?

I have a two new microSD cards and I'm going to use them for overflow storage and Timemachine using macOS Catalina. They have exFAT now. Q. Is there any advantage to formatting them in any other ...
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Why is zeroing out a drive with dd not working?

I'm using macOS Catalina. I have a 16GB microSD card that had Raspbian on it, which is 2 partitions: 45MB boot partition large Linux partition I needed to clear it, so I plugged the SD card into my ...
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iPhone is unable to import photo on SD card that are copied from macOS

I have copied a bunch of photo files (jpg) from a macOS to a SD card. Here is the details of the SD card as seen in Disk Utility However when I insert this card to a SD card reader connected to an ...
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Using an SD card for extra space on Bootcamp

I finally got Bootcamp working on my Mac so I could play Windows Steam games on it. The only problem is that I don’t have enough storage on Bootcamp to download games from Steam and I ran out of space ...
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MacOS 10.15.4 automatic eject sdcard when goes to sleep

I bought a transcent jet lite sd card for my macbook pro mid 2014. On MacOS 10.15.4 whenever my macbook goes to sleep my sd card automatically ejected and there is no device in disk utility to mount ...
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Custom folder icon doesn't display for SD card — shows as "generic .png" icon

This is quite perplexing. I created a new folder icon to use with my SD cards. But on one of the SD cards, on one of my computers, it shows only as the "generic .png" icon. Here's where it gets ...
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What does "Initialize" mean? I have just connected my micro-SD card to my Mac, this just shows up

The micro-sd card is used as the storage of my dashcam. It works fine before. But today when I connected it to my Mac, as usual, there is a popup saying: It seems my sd-card has broken. But what does ...
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Disk Utility cannot erase USB drive (error -69877: couldn't open device)

Disk Utility (macOS Catalina 10.15.2) fails to erase my USB drive (64GB key, currently formatted in exFAT). /dev/disk2 (external, physical): #: TYPE NAME ...
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Unable to format my memory card/SD - error -69877 couldn't open device

I can't seem to able to format my PNY 32 GB SD card When I go to Disk Utility and try to erase it gives me error: Unmounting disk, Couldn't modify partition map and operation failed I successfully ...
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SD card works perfectly in macOS, but not in Windows

Recently I bought a new microSD card - Transcend UHS-I microSD 300S. It's microSDHC 32 GB card, I've also formatted it in exFAT. And I'm also using a 13-inch MacBook Pro, Early 2011 model. The ...
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Boot Camp - Apple SD Card Reader not recognised

I've issues with my Boot Camp instance. The following happened/happens: - my JetDrive SDXC Card is shown on Mac OS Catalina and works properly; - I installed carefully Windows 10 with Boot Camp ...
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Which file system should I use for Micro SD card, APFS encrypted or HFS+ encrypted?

I have a 256GB Micro SD Card (TF Card). I plan to use it as an external storage to my Macbook. I don't care about the portability. So no need to use exFAT file system. To be safe, I plan to use ...
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How to update macOS when the system thinks the update is already installed

I've been using a 2010 iMac with OS 10.9 for a few years. Now I need to update the OS to 10.13 (the latest one this system supports). Here's the catch: months ago I attempted to install 10.13 on an ...
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Trying to format SD card for raspberry pi, but I get permission denied

I am trying to format my SD card on a mac (macOS Mojave 10.14.6) I am using a card reader hooked up to the computer and the SD card adapter is on the unlocked position. My SD card is a samsung evo ...
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Does the Transcend JetDrive Lite 360 fit on iMac? [closed]

Transcend JetDrive 360 is a nice option to expand storage on mbp 15" Mid 2015. I'm wondering if it can be used on iMac also, can someone confirm? Or somewhere else besides mbp 2015.
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