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How to format SD card in Windows 10

Posted on Jan 16, 2018 by Brithny to Partition Master

Summary:
Want to format SD card with FAT 32 in Windows 10 but have no idea about how to do it? Don’t worry! In this page, we will introduce you a reliable SD card format tool and shows you how to format SD card in Windows 10 with it step by step. This solution can be used to format all the SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards, and SDXC memory cards. Just read on to get more details.

How can I format an SD with FAT32 in Windows 10?

"So, I've got a new SanDisk 64GB Class 10 micro SD card and want to use it for app and data storage. Unfortunately, the stock format - exFAT - is not recognized by many apps. So I tried to format it to FAT32. But I have been having problems formatting the SD card in Windows 10. It appears to not be supported. Is there any other way that I can use to format an SD with FAT32 in Windows 10 successfully with ease?"

You might fail to format SD with FAT32 because that most Micro SD Cards and standard SD Cards 32gb or larger (SD, SDHC, SDXC) can only be formatted as exFAT or NTFS on Windows. But, sometimes, you have to format an SD to FAT32 for certain reasons, for example, you have a device that can only read exFAT. Don’t worry! EaseUS SD card format tool can help you format a large SD card to FAT32 in Windows 10 in a safe and easy way. 

How to format an SD card to FAT32 in Windows 10 with EaseUS SD card format tool

EaseUS partition tool is a powerful and easy-to-use tool that works well for SD formatting. The program allows you to format all SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards, and SDXC memory cards to FAT32 in Windows 10. By this way, it provides quick and easy access to the full capabilities of your SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards. Now you can download this tool and try to format SD card to FAT32 in Windows 10 by following the step-by-step guide below.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS partition tool. Select and right-click the disk you want to format and choose "Format partition"right-clicking the mouse.

Choose Format partition option to format SD card in Windows 10

Step 2. Configurate the label you want in the Partition Label box.

Label formatted partition while formatting SD card in Windows 10

Step 3. Select the file system type to be created from the "File System" drop-down list. (FAT/FAT32, NTFS, EXT2/EXT3). If the partition is larger than 4GB, you can only choose FAT32, NTFS or EXT2/EXT3; and if the partition is smaller than 4GB, you can choose FAT, FAT32, NTFS or EXT2/EXT3.

Select file system while formatting SD card in Windows 10

Step 4. Choose the Cluster Size (512 bytes, 1, 2, 4...64KB) from drop-down list and click "OK" to apply the format operation.

Choose Cluster Size to format SD card in Windows 10

Note: Smaller cluster size makes less wasting of disk space. The smaller cluster size is, the bigger file allocation table (FAT) will be. The bigger the FAT is, the slower the operation system works with the disk.

Step 5. Click "Apply" to confirm to format SD card in Windows 10.

Finish all the above steps, you can successfully format SD card in Windows 10 with ease. This solution can be also used to format USB flash drive in Windows 10. Just try it whenever you need. Good luck!