How to format SD card on windows 10

How to format SD card on windows 10

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In this article, we will take a look at how we can format an SD card on your Windows 10 PC/Laptop.

Please keep in mind, that formatting an SD Card deletes all the files present on the SD Card, and we request you to make a copy of the files on your Desktop.

With that cleared up, let’s get started –

  1. Open File Explorer
  2. Open File Explorer and locate the drive letter for your SD card. Right-click the drive and select Format.

    How to format SD card on windows 10
  3. If the Capacity of your SD card is less than 64 GB, set the File System to FAT32. If it’s 64 GB or higher, set the File System to exFAT. Select Start to begin.

    How to format SD card on windows 10
  4. Select OK to ignore the warning that all of the data on the drive will be erased and begin formatting the card.

    How to format SD card on windows 10

Here is how you can format a write-protected SD Card –

  1. Right-click the Start menu and select Windows PowerShell (Admin).

    How to format SD card on windows 10
  2. Type diskpart in the Command Prompt window and press Enter.

    How to format SD card on windows 10
  3. Type list disk and press Enter. A list of all the available disks on your computer will appear. Look for the disk number that resembles the size of the SD card.

    How to format SD card on windows 10
  4. Type select disk # (where # is the number of the disk for the SD card) and press Enter.

    How to format SD card on windows 10
  5. Type attributes disk clear read-only and press Enter.

    How to format SD card on windows 10
  6. Type clean and press Enter.

    How to format SD card on windows 10
  7. When the process is complete, type exit and press Enter, then close the Command Prompt and format the SD card using File Explorer as outlined above.

    How to format SD card on windows 10
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These methods can be used to successfully format an SD Card on your Windows 10 PC/Laptop.