How to format micro SD card to FAT32: Windows 10

How to format micro SD card to FAT32: Windows 10

SD cards have proved to be very useful in storing data for mobile devices, camcorders and cameras. SD cards are available at various capacities ranging from a few MBs to a few GBs. Formatting a Micro SD card to FAT 32 can easily be done. Read on to find out how to format your micro SD card to FAT32.

With software

  • Insert the SD card into your computer and make sure to backup any important files on the card that you want to keep.
  • Download this FAT32 Format tool here.
  • Open the GUI Format tool you just downloaded and choose the drive you want to format.
  • Leave the Allocation Size to the default option and leave the "Quick Format" option checked.
  • Hit Start.

Upon completion, you can safely eject the SD Card which should now be formatted to FAT32.

Older Windows systems

Under Windows with a PC equipped with a card reader:

  • Insert the SD card into the reader and right click on the SD card icon > Format > File type >FAT 32

Note that: if you possess a card with a capacity of less than 2 GB, leave it to FAT 16.

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