We made some changes

Our new forums are here!

Saving money on data

Mint SIM is the perfect way to get cheap data in the U.S.

Don't count Windows Phone out just yet

Dead? Psh. Here are 5 reasons to stick with Windows 10 Mobile

VPN vs. Proxy

The difference between a proxy and a VPN

Latitude attitude

Dell Latitude 7280 is a business laptop with tons of consumer attitude

4K all the way

You probably don't NEED a 4K webcam, but we love Logitech's BRIO 4K anyway

Long live Windows phone

Contrary to popular belief, Windows phone won't die anytime soon


Dell's already awesome XPS 15 gets even better in 2017

Surface Pwn 5

Surface Pro 5, Project NEON details leaked on LinkedIn?

Redefining the PC

Why Microsoft's Surface phone could be MUCH more than a mere 'phone'

Surface table meets Windows 10

Yes, we did put Windows 10 on the original Surface table ... and it rocks

Cream o' the crop

Before buying a Microsoft laptop, check out our pick for the absolute best

Simple and secure, just the way I like it

We think Windows 10 Cloud is a great idea, here's why

uber micro

Halo Wars 2 has something for everyone. Here's our full review.

Oldie but goldie

We reviewed Microsoft's decade-old Surface table

Creators Update comin' at ya

These are the coolest new features in the next big Xbox One update (video)

Buyer's guide

The Razer Blade 14 is the best laptop Razer has to offer

Windows 10 app gems

10 terrific Windows 10 apps you should be using

Tower of power

Here's what we think of Dell's XPS Tower Special Edition

Quite a deal

Grab the complete C# coding bootcamp for $41!

< >
Welcome to the Windows Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. maysken's Avatar

    1 Posts
    0 Post(s)
    0 Thread(s)
    I just wanted to post about an issue I had and the resolution. I came from the Samsung Focus to now using the Lumia 521 and wanted to use my 8Gb Micro SDHC card that was used in the Focus. I followed these steps to get it to work properly:

    Firstly, my Focus was rooted/unlocked. I followed the instructions here: How to unlock & revive SD card after install Windows Phone 7?

    They state to install Storage Lock application and use it to unlock the encryption on the sd card. I then removed the card from my Focus and put it into my Lumia 521 and it saw the card... but only as 200Mb!! WHAT???!!!

    I removed the card from the Lumia and put it into my micro sd slot on my computer. After installing MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition I could see the partitions and delete them. I did so and created one new large partition as FAT32 according to the instructions on the Lumia discussion board and was all excited to use it in my Lumia. I placed it into the Lumia and booted up but it was stuck at boot on the Nokia logo and didn't go any further! I finally found the answer to my woes. After trying different partition types, removing all partitions, etc... I noticed that when I was creating a partition it was creating as a logical partition and not a primary partition. After creating a primary partition as FAT32 and the full size of the card I put it back into my Lumia 521 and viola! it booted up normally, notified me that it saw a new sd card and asked if I would like to use it to store pictures, music and videos on. I went into settings and saw that it was listed as being 7.38Gb! I hope this helps someone as it took me a while to figure this out.
  2. calfee20's Avatar

    521 Posts
    Global Posts
    522 Global Posts
    0 Post(s)
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks for the info. Is there any advice on the type or make of card. Does the card slow down the camera?

Similar Threads

  1. Accessing files on SD card. (WP8, Lumia 810)
    By Pete Alvarez in forum Windows Phone 8
    Replies: 38
    Last Post: 12-27-2013, 09:20 AM
  2. SD-CARD and Camera problems
    By Grizlyadams in forum Samsung ATIV S
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 08-14-2013, 03:40 PM
  3. Switching SD card and photos/videoa are out of order
    By abi38 in forum Windows Phone 8
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-16-2013, 01:54 AM
  4. micro sd card and built in memory as one pool?
    By SlickShoesRUCrazy in forum Microsoft Surface for Windows RT
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-27-2012, 05:05 PM
  5. couple questions... sd cards and zune software
    By jmad328is in forum Samsung Focus
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-14-2011, 03:35 PM

Posting Permissions