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Windows 7: Card readers

28 Jun 2010   #1
pablo70

windows 7
 
 
Card readers

should card readers that are vista compatible work with windows 7 , i ask this as my pc recognizes the reader when i plug into the usb port but when i go to see my devices its not there , anybody got an answer , thanks


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28 Jun 2010   #2
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

When you click on computer does it show up in there? If not it just may be hidden. Try this.

Open "My Computer"

From the Tools menu select "Folder Options"

Select the View tab and, under "Advanced settings" select "Show hidden files and folders".

Click on OK to save settings.
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28 Jun 2010   #3
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
When you click on computer does it show up in there? If not it just may be hidden. Try this.

Open "My Computer"

From the Tools menu select "Folder Options"

Select the View tab and, under "Advanced settings" select "Show hidden files and folders".

Click on OK to save settings.
You're confusing with the Device Manager!

Device Manager : Hidden Devices

Add:
DEVMGR_SHOW_DETAILS, and set to 1
DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES, and set to 1...



@pablo70,

-Did you already install some drivers for it?
-Which brand is your USB card reader?
-Any Card Controller in your Device Manager?
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28 Jun 2010   #4
pablo70

windows 7
 
 

cheers m8 , heres a link for other people with the same problem

How to show hidden files in Windows 7
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28 Jun 2010   #5
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pablo70 View Post
cheers m8 , heres a link for other people with the same problem

How to show hidden files in Windows 7
That's nothing related to your USB Card Reader problem????

Quote:
should card readers that are vista compatible work with windows 7 , i ask this as my pc recognizes the reader when i plug into the usb port but when i go to see my devices its not there , anybody got an answer , thanks
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28 Jun 2010   #6
pablo70

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pablo70 View Post
cheers m8 , heres a link for other people with the same problem

How to show hidden files in Windows 7
That's nothing related to your USB Card Reader problem????

Quote:
should card readers that are vista compatible work with windows 7 , i ask this as my pc recognizes the reader when i plug into the usb port but when i go to see my devices its not there , anybody got an answer , thanks
it must as it fixed my problem as i new the card reader was working but just couldn't find it and after the hidden files and drivers were unticked it worked so a guess your wrong
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29 Jun 2010   #7
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Windows will hide the drives of a card reader until the drive has a card inserted, at which time it will appear with its own drive letter. If you want the drives to be shown all the time, do as bassfisher6522 stated.
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29 Jun 2010   #8
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pablo70 View Post
cheers m8 , heres a link for other people with the same problem

How to show hidden files in Windows 7
That's nothing related to your USB Card Reader problem????

Quote:
should card readers that are vista compatible work with windows 7 , i ask this as my pc recognizes the reader when i plug into the usb port but when i go to see my devices its not there , anybody got an answer , thanks
Sure it does, the OP is not seeing his card reader available as a drive in Computer. If his has a 5 in 1 card reader that shares slots it may show 3 empty drives but not with the do not show hidden drives selected, Windows 7 is different than the earlier OS versions which showed them by DEFAULT, as has been said if a card is inserted it will be seen, his driver is working he just could not see the available drives is how I read his post to mean.
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29 Jun 2010   #9
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fishnbanjo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pablo70 View Post
cheers m8 , heres a link for other people with the same problem

How to show hidden files in Windows 7
That's nothing related to your USB Card Reader problem????

Quote:
should card readers that are vista compatible work with windows 7 , i ask this as my pc recognizes the reader when i plug into the usb port but when i go to see my devices its not there , anybody got an answer , thanks
Sure it does, the OP is not seeing his card reader available as a drive in Computer. If his has a 5 in 1 card reader that shares slots it may show 3 empty drives but not with the do not show hidden drives selected, Windows 7 is different than the earlier OS versions which showed them by DEFAULT, as has been said if a card is inserted it will be seen, his driver is working he just could not see the available drives is how I read his post to mean.
I saw that too late, thought device was device manager.......sorry....
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