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I Can View Videos on My SD Card on the Camera but Not on the PC

You may need to troubleshoot the issue if you cannot view videos from your SD card on your PC but can view them on the camera. Here are some possible solutions to help you access the videos on your computer.

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Thеrе arе occasions when you can view videos from the SD card on the camera but not the computer. If this situation arisеs, thеrе's no nееd to frеt much as it is a problеm that can bе rеsolvеd еasily.

Please review this article; it will provide the steps to address this issuе.

Recover SD Card Videos Can't Play on the Computer

When your SD card has problems, you may worry about losing videos. Ensuring the safety of your data is crucial, so it's essential to have a recovery tool readily available. The EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is an option that can help you recover your videos.

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This tool can retrieve data from SD cards, USB drives, hard drives, SSDs, cameras, and other devices.

Step 1. Connect the SD card, memory card, or CF Card to your computer and launch EaseUS memory card recovery software on your PC. The SD card will be listed under the Devices section. Choose the SD card and click "Scan" to start looking for your lost data.

select a location and click scan

Step 2. The software will start a scan automatically. The scan is powerful enough to find all lost files that even lost file names. After the scanning process, you can find deleted items from the tree-view panel on the left. Then, click "Filter" if you are looking for a specific file type, like photos, documents, videos or emails.

scan and preview the memory/SD/CF card files

Step 3. You can directly double-click the files to preview the content. After this, you can choose wanted files and click "Recover" to restore them to a secure location on your PC or other external storage devices.

recover memory/SD/CF card files

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Fix 'Can View SD Card Videos on the Camera but Not on the PC'

When you view videos from your SD card, most photo modifications you make will be reflected on the Camera. However, there are methods for viewing videos on the SD card with the computer.

  1. Fix 1. Try a Different Card Reader
  2. Fix 2. Unhide the Files on Your Camera SD card
  3. Fix 3. Disable Camera SD card Write Protection
  4. Fix 4. Run the Attrib Command
  5. Fix 5. Update SD Card Driver

Fix 1. Try a Different Card Reader

It could be that the SD card reader or slot is not working properly. You can check if the SD card functions with the reader on another computer.

If the pictures from the memory card appear on a device, there could be a problem with the SD card slot. You could try using an SD card slot on your computer to check if that makes a difference.

If the pictures still aren't visible on another computer, you might want to attempt using an SD card reader.

Fix 2. Unhide the Files on Your Camera SD card

Sometimes your SD card may not show up because they are hidden. To show hidden files on your computer, you can follow these steps to uncover them on the SD card;

Step 1. Select "Control Panel" on your computer.

Step 2. Select "Appearance and Personalization" from the options.

Step 3. Locate and click on "Folder Options".

Step 4. Within the Folder Options window, go to the "View" tab.

Step 5. In "Advanced Settings," choose "Show hidden files, folders and drive."

Show hidden files folders and drive

Step 6. Select "Apply" then "OK".

Fix 3. Disable Camera SD card Write Protection

This problem will occur if the SD card is in write-protected mode. Remove the card from the card reader. Ensure that the slider switch on its side is pushed upwards, not downwards, towards the lock position.

If this method doesn't disable write protection from the camera memory card, you can try using the command prompt to remove it.

Step 1. Connect the SD card to your computer.

Step 2. Right-click the Start button on your Windows system.

Step 3. Choose the "Windows Powershell window (Admin)" from the list.

Step 4. Type diskpart. Hit "Enter".

Step 5. Type list disk. Hit "Enter" to see a list of all connected drives on your computer. Note down the disk letter assigned to your SD card drive. Type Select disk E and press "Enter", using <E> as a placeholder for your SD card drive letter.

Step 6. Input attributes disk clear readonly. Press "Enter" again. You'll be able to disable the write protection on the SD card

Attributes disk clear readonly

Step 7. After that, enter Exit. Press the "Enter" key.

Fix 4. Run the Attrib Command

If a camera's memory card gets corrupted or has a virus, it could conceal the saved files. You can attempt to uncover the files using the Command Prompt attrib command.

Step 1. Plug your SD card into your computer.

Step 2. Right-click on your Windows computer to access the Command Prompt.

access the Command Prompt

Step 3. Type the specified command into the Command Prompt window; attrib h r s /s /d drive letter;\*.* After that, hit the "Enter" key.

Hit Enter

Step 4. Type "Exit". Wait for the process to complete. Then, refresh your system.

Check your SD card again to see if pictures from the corrupted SD card are recovered.

Fix 5. Update SD Card Driver

Step 1. Right-click the "Start button", then select "Device Manager".

Step 2. Next, expand the Disk drives category and right-click on your SD card. Choose the "Uninstall device" option and then click "OK".

Uninstall device

Step 3. After that, right-click on another drive. Choose "Scan for hardware changes" to update the drives.

Scan for hardware changes

Why You Can View Videos on SD Card on the Camera but Not on the Computer

Here are five possible reasons why videos on an SD card are visible on the camera but not on the computer:

  • ❌Incorrect File Path: The videos could have been stored in a directory on the SD card that the computer is not scanning.
  • 📃Compatibility of File Formats: The video files may be in a format the computer's operating system does not support or recognize.
  • 😨Video Files Split: The camera may have divided videos into parts, and these parts might be in a format that the computer doesn't automatically display.
  • 📸Damaged SD Card or Video Files: The SD card or the video files themselves could be damaged, making them unreadable on the computer.
  • 💻Computer Technical Problems: Issues with the computer's SD card reader, outdated drivers, or system errors could prevent the videos from appearing.

To Wrap Up

We've highlighted five fixes you can try to solve the issue. But if you lose your video during the process, don't forget to download EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

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I Can View Videos on My SD Card on the Camera but Not on the Computer FAQs

In this section, you'll learn why you view videos on an SD card instead of the camera.

Why can I sее my picturеs on my camеra but not on my computеr?

Your computer's settings or file system preferences could be why the images are not showing up. Cameras usually use a file system that most operating systems can easily read.

However, if the SD card is formatted in a way that doesn't work well with your computer or the files are saved in a protected folder, they might not appear.

2. Why are vidеos on my SD card not showing up on my computеr?

This can be caused by factors like having video files in formats that your computer cannot identify or keeping the files in a location that is accessible to the computer.

Verify that the computer correctly inserts and acknowledges the SD card. Install any required drivers or software for your computer to read the card effectively.

3. Why can't I play vidеos from my SD card?

If your SD card files not showing up, it could be due to video codecs, corrupted files, or limitations in your media player capabilities. Ensure your media player is compatible with the video format and has all the required codecs installed. If thе filеs arе corruptеd, considеr using filе rеpair softwarе or rеformatting thе SD card, though bе awarе this will еrasе all data on thе card.

4. How do I watch vidеos from my SD card on my computеr?

Make sure to insert the card into the SD card slot of your computer or an external card reader. Next, go to the SD card directory. Open the video files by clicking on them. If thеy don't opеn, download a mеdia playеr that supports a widе rangе of vidеo formats, such as VLC Mеdia Playеr, which can handlе most filе typеs and codеcs. If you still еncountеr issuеs, chеck thе SD card for еrrors and еnsurе your vidеo drivеrs arе up to datе.

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Jaden is one of the editors of EaseUS who lives and works in Chengdu, China. She focuses on topics concerning PCs and Mac data recovery. Jaden is committed to enhancing professional IT knowledge and writing abilities. She is always keen on new and intelligent products.

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