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    Default How Do You Format SD Card to FAT32?

    Whenever I try to go to format my SD card, all it does is format. I want to have the option of formatting it to FAT32. How can I do that and how can I check?
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    Default Re: How Do You Format SD Card to FAT32?

    1. Open "My Computer" on XP or "Computer" in Vista.

    2. Right-click the SD Drive and click on "Format".

    3. You can then select FAT32 under the "File System" option.

    4. You can change the disk's name or choose other options as you see fit.

    5. Click "Start".

    You can check what type of file system that the disk is using by right-clicking on the SD Drive and clicking on "Properties".
    You should find a listing that says "File system: xxxxx" where xxxxx is the format of the drive.
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    Default Re: How Do You Format SD Card to FAT32?

    Quote Originally Posted by idq000 View Post
    1. Open "My Computer" on XP or "Computer" in Vista.

    2. Right-click the SD Drive and click on "Format".

    3. You can then select FAT32 under the "File System" option.

    4. You can change the disk's name or choose other options as you see fit.

    5. Click "Start".

    You can check what type of file system that the disk is using by right-clicking on the SD Drive and clicking on "Properties".
    You should find a listing that says "File system: xxxxx" where xxxxx is the format of the drive.
    Thanks but that doesn't work. I guess it's all because I'm using my sister's Sansa, which uses MicroSD cards, and since I plug it in through that...then I can't choose format.
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    Default Re: How Do You Format SD Card to FAT32?

    You can use Parted Magic live cd (linux, free) to do that.

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    Default Re: How Do You Format SD Card to FAT32?

    use command line.

    Format /fs:FAT32 driveletter

 

 

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