SD Card Partitions not viewable in Windows

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Kiii, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. Kiii macrumors newbie

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    Greetings:

    Long time lurker. Finally pulled the trigger and got a Macbook Air 3 days ago. I purchased a 64gb microSD card to add storage space. The original use for the card was to place my Dropbox and my Google drive folders on it. While I understand I should pick one cloud storage system, one is for my primary work and the other is for my 2nd job so its not like I can just choose one.

    Found out that Google drive only works on a NTFS partition so I partitioned the card into 2, one in NTFS and the other in exFAT.

    Problem is windows only recognizes the first main partition of an external storage. Assigning a drive letter to the 2nd partition letters does not work. Tried FAT32 for giggles but it still won't show. So basically I can't see the other drive while on windows but both are viewable on MacOS.

    Is there a program that would make the partitions viewable and usable by windows explorer?

    Thanks
     
  2. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    Google "flip removable bit + usb". Flash drives and SD cards work the same on Windows. You have to make Windows think that it is not a removable drive. It may or may not work though.
     
  3. Kiii thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the response! The Lexar boot program sadly didn't work and found some pretty scary looking workarounds. From what I understand though, if I can trick windows to think the SD card is permanent, which ironically it is since I do not plan to remove it from the slot, than windows will recognize all the partitions.

    Will keep searching
     
  4. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    Did you happen to find this: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1585572
     
  5. Kiii thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did but I am using a 64bit version whereas the drivers only work for the windows 7 32bit :(

    It does mention an update if the 64 bit drivers from Hitachi will work but there hasn't been one.
     

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