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Re: new Raspberry Pi Imager doesn't see Micro SD card

Sat May 23, 2020 5:43 pm

I just ran into this problem - my SD card wasn't recognized by Imager, even tho everything else on my Windows machine could see it.

Then I noticed the card - an old-school full-sized SD card, not a micro card - was locked: the little tab on the side was set to the 'locked' position.

I unlocked it, tried again, and now Imager sees the card. Ya might call this a bug in Imager; I would.

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Re: new Raspberry Pi Imager doesn't see Micro SD card

Sat May 23, 2020 6:05 pm

RobCranfill wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 5:43 pm
I unlocked it, tried again, and now Imager sees the card. Ya might call this a bug in Imager; I would.
With microSD cards in adapters there's no lock. Every RPi since the 2014 B+ uses micro SD. So your feature request has a very small potential user base.

The code is open source https://github.com/raspberrypi/rpi-imager so there's nothing to stop you adding that new feature and doing a pull request.
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Re: new Raspberry Pi Imager doesn't see Micro SD card

Sat May 23, 2020 8:38 pm

DougieLawson wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 6:05 pm
With microSD cards in adapters there's no lock.
The two brands of adapter I have (RPi and Sandisk) both have lock sliders on the adapters themselves, so it still can be an issue.
Solution is the same, though.
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Re: new Raspberry Pi Imager doesn't see Micro SD card

Sun May 24, 2020 8:30 am

DougieLawson wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 6:05 pm
RobCranfill wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 5:43 pm
I unlocked it, tried again, and now Imager sees the card. Ya might call this a bug in Imager; I would.
With microSD cards in adapters there's no lock. Every RPi since the 2014 B+ uses micro SD. So your feature request has a very small potential user base.
It used to show read-only devices in early versions.
But those have been hidden later because the read-only devices also included a lot of things that are not a SD card nor USB stick, like open .DMG files on Mac OS X.

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Re: new Raspberry Pi Imager doesn't see Micro SD card

Sun May 24, 2020 9:27 am

RobCranfill wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 5:43 pm
I just ran into this problem - my SD card wasn't recognized by Imager, even tho everything else on my Windows machine could see it.

Then I noticed the card - an old-school full-sized SD card, not a micro card - was locked: the little tab on the side was set to the 'locked' position.

I unlocked it, tried again, and now Imager sees the card. Ya might call this a bug in Imager; I would.



"Ya might call this a bug in Imager; I would."


You are welcome to your view. I would call it a sensible design choice.


The primary purpose of Raspberry Pi Imager is to write an image to the designated output device, often - but not exclusively - an SD, or microSD, card. If the card is write-locked it can't be written to, so not listing it as being available as a target for writing seems entirely consistent.

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Re: new Raspberry Pi Imager doesn't see Micro SD card

Fri May 29, 2020 8:50 am

OH MY GOOOOOOD
I've been like 2 hours trying to figure out WHY I can't use Raspberry Pi Imager and it was the scroll down!

thanks btw!

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Re: new Raspberry Pi Imager doesn't see Micro SD card

Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:54 pm

I see that the "locked cards don't show up" is already reported as issue #59 on GitHub. I didn't realize this was open source, I will look there first in future! :-)

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Re: new Raspberry Pi Imager doesn't see Micro SD card

Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:05 pm

Yes, the scroll down problem has been very frustrating, myself included.
I opened an issue on their GitHub page, and they FIXED IT!
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