SD Card Reformat on a Windows Computer

What’s the issue?

Format an SD card in Windows

Where does it apply?

  • Windows

How to fix it

Windows XP & Windows Vista - Check out this video which contains the steps to format the SD card.

Windows 7 Check out this video which contains the steps to format the SD card.

Windows 8 - See the written instructions below:

Step 1: Bring up Desktop View

If you are not already in Desktop View, bring up Desktop View by pressing the Windows key + D on your keyboard.

Step 2: Open 'Computer'

Open up the 'Computer' window by pressing Windows key + E on your keyboard.

Step 3: Display right-click options

Your SD card should be displayed in the 'Devices with Removable Storage' section.  Right-click on your SD card to bring up the right-click menu options.  Select Format.

Step 4: Format the SD card

  1. In the Format window make sure that the correct File System is selected.  It should be set to FAT32 for 32GB SD cards and EXFAT for 64GB SD cards.
  2. Select Quick Format.
  3. Click Start.
  4. Once the formatting is complete, you can close the window.

Congratulations!  You have formatted your SD card.

 

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