Windows 10: How to use a microsd card as the hdd storage?

  1.    11 May 2016 #1

    How to use a microsd card as the hdd storage?


    Hello, How to use a mcrosd card as the hdd storage on tablet pc (os wndows 10 64bit) ?

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  2. Posts : 12,396
    Windows 10 Pro
       11 May 2016 #2

    1. Insert the MicroSD card to the card reader
    2. Save your files to card


    Depending on your tablet you might first need to buy a MicroSD to MiniSD or MicrosSD to SD adaptor:
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  3.    11 May 2016 #3

    Kari said: View Post
    1. Insert the MicroSD card to the card reader
    2. Save your files to card


    Depending on your tablet you might first need to buy a MicroSD to MiniSD or MicrosSD to SD adaptor:
    Thank you for reply. Can i use internal storage (such as hdd)?
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  4. Posts : 689
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 (laptop), W10Pro (tablet)
       11 May 2016 #4

    Typically, on a Windows tablet the C: drive is the internal storage. When you insert a memory card it usually appears in File Explorer as the D: drive. You can treat the D: drive the same as an hdd for storage purposes. Create folders, save data files or even install programs there. When you want to save a file or install a program, you will need to direct the system to the D: drive, otherwise it will default to the C: drive.
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  5.    11 May 2016 #5

    You can also create junction points. For example the media playing program Kodi stores it's movie database and settings in C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Kodi. If I want that big database on my microSD card or I want more than one user on that computer to have the same move database, I move the Kodi folder to D:\Kodi. Then in an elevated command prompt run the command:
    mklink /j D:\Kodi C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Kodi

    Then whenever the program or file explorer accesses C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Kodi it is actually the data on the microSD card. Some programs don't like junctions though and will crash.
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