I have a small video camera that takes micro SD cards and when I got it I had trouble getting the softwaare to work. After a struggle I got things working but when I saw this item I got it and found, as I had hoped, that it worked like any other card reader and became a removable drive. I only use the camera infrequently and I forget how to use its software between times. Now I don't bother I just use the card reader. As you might have guessed, I need things to be simple, like me.