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formatting SD card

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I'm puzzled. I put an SD card in a new camera, but it isn't showing up. I already had one camera with a card, works fine.

I open Surveillance Pro/Devices, click on the cog icon, select the camera, go to Storage/HDD manager, no card is shown.

Was there something I was supposed to do to format the card? If so I can't find it in any of the documention.

(Tried to search this Forum on "SD card" but got the message that those words were "too common". Gee thanks.)
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In my experience it is best to avoid ASP and use the camera web interface for such purposes. What do you see in the webgui storage/sdcard?
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All I've used is the Android app and ASP.
I remember a web interface a couple years ago, but as I recall it was deprecated and the Chrome plugin disappeared.

So what's the preferred access method today? Is it "Pale Moon" or something else?
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I'm afraid I've got no experience of Android devices.

The camera presents a user interface on the LAN which can be accessed simply by typing in the camera IP address in a web browser. Personally speaking I do this using a Win10 PC and as I say, experience has taught me that it's the webgui that is the most reliable.

p.s. - having said that, on my system (the Win10 PC that is) ASP does show the presence of my SD cards and report the free/used space accurately although it calls them "HDD1".
My AMCREST Cameras:-
2 x IP3M-941B firmware V2.620.00AC00.3.R, Build Date: 2019-12-18
1 x IP2M-841B firmware V2.420.AC00.18.R, Build Date: 2019-08-03
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Thanks I'll try that next time I'm physically in the shop.

After some more research - I think the problem is that the camera can't use an SDXC card. Maybe it could if the card were formatted as fat32, but I'll just get a different card and try it.
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Update - formatted an SDXC card as FAT32, but that didn't work either.
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Update update: MEA CULPA. I actually didn't have the SD cards fully inserted - it isn't obvious, but I needed to use a thumbnail to get it in ALL the way until it clicked. So I don't know if SDXC works. I may try one again in the future. For now, it's using a FAT32 card.
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Excellent, good news and thanks for updating with the outcome. It's sad that not everyone comes back to let us know what the answer to the problem was.
My AMCREST Cameras:-
2 x IP3M-941B firmware V2.620.00AC00.3.R, Build Date: 2019-12-18
1 x IP2M-841B firmware V2.420.AC00.18.R, Build Date: 2019-08-03
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