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Steam Deck not picking up your SD Card? Check for the latest update

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After Valve recently launched a stable Steam Client update for desktop and Steam Deck, along with the recent SteamOS 3.4.10 release - SD Cards became a bit problematic.

For some reason, SD Cards just wouldn't appear. Sometimes you could pull it out and put it back in and it would appear, other times you might need a reboot. Quite a nuisance, especially when this would happen every time you turned on your Steam Deck.

Thankfully, Valve just released another Steam Deck update that notes they "Fixed a failure to recognize the microSD card after a system reboot.". So if you've been having issues make sure you press the STEAM button -> Settings -> System -> Check For Updates.

Nice to see Valve continue to quickly respond to such annoying issues. Now where's SteamOS 3.5 huh?

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shigutso Sep 14, 2023
This issue was driving me crazy and I could not find any recent reports on Steam Forums and Reddit... I thought my SD Card was failing. This started happening right after I installed a bunch of games. Good to know it was just an issue with Steam.
NoSt Sep 14, 2023
I initially had to switch from Beta to Stable channel to avoid this issue. But after they uploaded the changes to the stable channel it no longer helped. I'm glad they were able to fix it.
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