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Memory Card Volume Label Lifehack

February 5, 2008

I’m fantastic at losing things.

A few weeks back I almost lost my camera, which is about the size of a flip-phone and so a prime candidate for being misplaced.

Here’s a trick I thought of while formatting its memory card: set it’s volume label to your phone number.

SD Card Format Dialog

That way, if you lose your camera and someone pops the memory card in their computer, the first thing they’ll see is your digits:

SD Card Label in Windows Explorer

(At least on Windows; not sure what the UI is on a Mac. Richard?)

Granted, this isn’t as foolproof as writing the number right on the camera (or not losing it in the first place). But hey, it doesn’t take much effort, you can do it once and forget about it, and you might give the good samaritan who found/bozo who stole your camera a twinge of Jason Bourne-like excitement at finding your digits like that. Well, maybe.

Happy photo taking.

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6 Comments
  1. I’m so glad to have you with us again. I think blogging is important, especially for those of us who aren’t in the habit of speaking to you on the phone or in an email on a weekly basis.
    Thanks for sticking with it. And thanks for the awesome memory card trick! I’ll be doing that with all my SD cards.

  2. And I’m glad you are one of the few to still comment on the blog itself, and not just Facebook.

  3. vandana permalink

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  4. lol, too bad the volume label is just about the *last* thing that anyone looks at when they find a memory card :P

    pretty clever though!

  5. Anonymous permalink

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