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    SD card as Windows 10 backup destination

    I am trying to use an SD card as the location for Windows 10 to backup on a Dell Venue pro tablet. It fails when trying to use Windows built in backup. I have formatted the card many times and even tried a different brand of SD card but windows refuses to backup to a SD card.

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    What error do you get?

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    What size is the card?

    cheers, Paul

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    Is the card formatted as FAT or NTFS?

    Have you tried using something like Macrium Reflect?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP517 View Post
    What error do you get?

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    Please insert removable media cd/DVD or USB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    What size is the card?

    cheers, Paul
    64Gb

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsmith-plm View Post
    is the card formatted as fat or ntfs?

    Have you tried using something like macrium reflect?
    ntfs

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    Seems Windows doesn't see the card as removable media / at all.
    Can you copy data to the card?
    If the card is OK but Windows backup won't work, try one of the free 3rd party backup apps - Aomei Backupper is about the easiest to use and has the most features, Macrium is fast and flexible, but kinda techie.

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranger_cole View Post
    ntfs
    Have you tried exFAT? That's what most SD cards use.

    Run the Format and click on the reset defaults, make sure the allocation size says default, and check that it's showing the full disk size. May not make any difference, but you never know.
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    Is this image backup or File History you are trying to use? I know that File History only works with USB or optical drives.

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    file history

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    formatted the card exFAT tried file history and it said the d drive was disconnected. The d drive is the sd card.

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    To do the same on my Dell Venue 8 I had to be sure to get OTG/OnTheGo devices to plug into the USB/Charging port to write to either USB Thumb Drives or a USB Card Reader. I did add a 64GB MicroSD card to the Venue for storage. I got an OTG adapter from Dell and a couple put out by StarTech.com called 5 inch Micro USB OTG Adapter M/F.
    The bar code on the package is 0 65030 84835 1, can't recall which online seller I used.

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    I bought one of those devices from dell. I use the extra port for a Ethernet port with a fast pluggable Ethernet device. The sd card should work as a file history location. Maybe windows 10 is not smart enough to know a sd card is a removable device.

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    1. What type of drive do the properties say it is? If you are connecting the SD card via a hub of some kind, that may alter how it's seen.

    2. The original post referred to Windows Backup. File History is something else and I don't know that much about it. It may or may not be able to write to a removable drive. If so, then the drive may have to be setup in a specific way.
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