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