How to Use a Micro SD Card on Sony Vaio D

by Andrew Tennyson
series object on white - Compact Flash memory card image by Aleksandr Ugorenkov from

MicroSD memory card slots are commonly found on smartphones, tablets and other portable devices, but this option is not found on Sony Vaio laptops. You can still use a microSD memory card with your Vaio, but you will need to utilize an external memory-card reader. These components come in various shapes and sizes; some connect to a computer via a standard USB port, and others are shaped like the larger Secure Digital memory cards. Only use the latter adapter if your Vaio laptop has a standard SD memory card slot.

Step 1

Connect the microSD memory-card reader to your Sony Vaio computer.

Step 2

Insert the microSD memory card into the reader. An autoplay dialog will appear, acknowledging the presence of the microSD card.

Step 3

Click “Open folder to view files using Windows Explorer” in the dialog window.

Step 4

Copy and paste or drag and drop files into or out of the folders on your microSD card as you would do on any other removable storage device.

Step 5

Right-click on the microSD card under the "Devices with Removable Storage" heading in Windows Explorer, and then click “Eject” or “Safely Remove.”

Disconnect your memory-card reader and remove the microSD card.


  • If an autoplay dialog does not launch when you insert the card, click Start and “Computer” to open Windows Explorer. Double-click the microSD card on the list of available removable storage devices, then continue with the remaining steps.


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  • series object on white - Compact Flash memory card image by Aleksandr Ugorenkov from

About the Author

Andrew Tennyson has been writing about culture, technology, health and a variety of other subjects since 2003. He has been published in The Gazette, DTR and ZCom. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in history and a Master of Fine Arts in writing.

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