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Old 10-29-2009, 08:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default PC not recognizing your Media Card?

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I just had my bb about a week and bought an 8 gig card. My computer would recognize the device memory through explorer or even desktop manager but thats it.

Yes, I had "Memory Card Support" ON, "Mass Storage" ON, and also had it set to "Enabled When Connected".

So upon searching the interwebs there seemed to be many people with the same problem but no solution.

Well I thought I'd register and explain how I FINALLY got it to work on my bold.

Open Windows Explorer and when you see your Blackberry device --right click it.

Then click "Properties"

Then click "Hardware"

It then shows a list of drives. My first was my hard drive WDCXXX which is western digital caviar hd.

the next two were my Blackberry and the Media Card although no drive letter was assigned to the latter.

Both are listed as Blackberry Rim but the one with SD (should always be listed second after the device itself) is the memory card.

Double-click the memory card (or highlight it and click Properties)

Then click the Volumes tab. Once thats highlighted there is a Populate option at the bottom.

Click this and it will force windows to assign it a drive letter. That will be your mass storage/media card letter.

For whatever reason I had an available drive letter but it wouldnt assign it.
I even went into device management to assign a fixed letter but still nothing. The above instructions seemed to solve all that and even remembered it next time I re-connected it.

Although you may have to do the same steps upon rebooting windows.

So, hopefully this will save someone the headache it seems many of us had attempting to use the memory card as it was intended.

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