Below is a simple step-by-step guide of how to format an SD card using your Windows based PC computer:
Note: This guide was originally written for Windows 8, but will also work for Windows 10. If you are using a MAC, please click here to visit our step by step guide for MAC users. If you run into any issues, you can always email us at [email protected] for help!
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
- 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.
- Select Quick Format.
- Click Start.
- Once the formatting is complete, you can close the window.
Congratulations! You have formatted your SD card.