How To Format A 64gb SD Card In exFAT or FAT32 in WIndows

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In this day and age it's hard to find a device that does not use any form of external storage such as SD card's. It's generally good practice to format your add-on memory card to reveal any issues with the newly purchased device. Often times if you can't format your memory card it's a sign of defective hardware. This tutorial will show you how to format a 64GB SD Card in exFAT file structure. For the sake of this tutorial we're going to format the SD Card on a Windows OS environment.

    ■With your SD Card populated into a card reader's slot, make sure that it is detected by your system.


    ■Click on File Explorer and locate your SD Card.


    ■Right click on the USB flash drive and select Format.


    ■In the new window select exFAT from the File system drop down menu.


    ■In the Unit allocation size drop down menu either set to default allocation size

    or with the help of this chart set the size with respect to your device's capacity.

    ■At this point you can either add a label to your device but it's best to leave it as is and let the intended device assign a volume label.


    ■Make sure Quick Format is checked.

    Note: Quick Format would certainly make things move faster and is suggested on newly purchased drives but you can also do about with regular format which will take more time but is thorough.

    ■Click on Start to begin the process. Please be patient as this may take some time.


    ■After completion, click on OK and then click on close.


    You have now successfully formatted your 64GB SD Card to an exFAT file system.


It's to be noted that if you're using an SD card or removable storage device that is smaller in size than 64GB then you should move with a FAT32 file system during format.
 

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