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I bought a Smart Card reader . .

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by Caged, 25 Mar 2006.

  1. Caged


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 24,180

    Just to mess about with really. Is there any decent software I can use with it (Gemplus 430) to view the contents of various cards and edit them etc?

  2. Scythe


    Joined: 23 Jun 2005

    Posts: 5,325

    Shouldn't it just register as a disk drive and let you explore using My Computer? I thought they all did?
  3. Magic_x_uk


    Joined: 11 Oct 2005

    Posts: 5,493

    Location: Derbyshire

    mine certainly did, as it just plugged into a USB header and came up in My Computer as half a dozen other drive letters. Just insert a card and open it, edit etc, If your using XP shouldnt think it would need a driver
  4. Matt-Page


    Joined: 23 Nov 2004

    Posts: 3,659

    It might detect it but can't wrte to it because it isn't formatted, etc.

    You can format/partition and assign a drive letter to it in disk manager (Right click MY Computer > Manage > LEft hand pane, Disk Management) and look at the drives there.
  5. whitecrook


    Joined: 22 Aug 2005

    Posts: 8,389

    Location: Clydebank

    I think the OP is talking about a card reader as in mag stripe cards, like sky cards, credit cards etc, not Compact Flash and MMC and the like.

    Sorry I can't help though.
  6. Caged


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 24,180

    whitecrook's got it. Smart Card != flash memory card