amberkalvin wrote:doesnt help, i tried using a sd card reader and mounting the usb port to the guest os, but it showed up the same way as if i were to just put the sd card into my computer (shows up as drive G:)
You mean, the drive shows up in the Windows guest but you can't access the contents using Explorer?
Are you able to read the sdcard content on your host? The only thing that occurs to me is that SD cards are not required to use a filesystem which is supported by Windows! If it isn't using FAT or NTFS then you can't access it using Explorer, but a proprietary app designed to handle that filesystem might
still accept it. I'm not saying this is your problem, I'm saying that I would check this next.
But to be clear, putting the SDcard into a host reader is never going to work. Your virtual PC doesn't have an SD card reader, and putting the card in your host reader will be as effective as putting it in the reader of another PC entirely (which in fact is what you are doing). There might be a point if you were thinking of configuring a Shared Folder, but if the filesystem is not accessible by the host then that won't work either.