This post introduces 3 free ways to let you format 64GB SD card to FAT32. Check the step-by-step guide for how to format SD card to FAT32 for free in Windows 10, namely, using MiniTool Partition Wizard, CMD Diskpart, and Windows Disk Management.
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To format 64GB SD card to FAT32, you can use the 3 free ways below. Check how to format SD card to FAT32 with MiniTool Partition Wizard, Diskpart command, or Windows Disk Management tool.
How to Format a 64GB SD Card to FAT32 for Free – 3 Ways
- MiniTool Partition Wizard
- Disk Management
Way 1. Format SD Card to FAT32 with MiniTool Partition Wizard
MiniTool Partition Wizard is a free disk management tool for Windows. It is a 100% clean program. You can fast download and install MiniTool Partition Wizard on your Windows 10 computer. Then use it to format an SD card, micro SD card, USB flash drive, external hard drive, etc. to FAT32 format in a few clicks.
What’s more, this free SD card formatter also provides many other disk management features. For example, you can use MiniTool Partition Wizard to create, delete, copy, extend, resize, merge, split, wipe partitions, convert disk or partition format, check and repair disk errors, analyze disk space, migrate OS to SSD/HDD, clone disk, test hard drive speed, and more.
Step 1. Use an SD card reader to connect the 64GB SD card to your computer. You might need an SD card adapter to connect the micro SD card to PC.
Launch MiniTool Partition Wizard after you install it on your Windows 10 computer.
Step 2. Next, right-click the partition on the 64GB SD card and select Format option.
In the pop-up Format Partition window, select FAT32 format next to File System. Click OK.
Step 3. Then you can Apply button at the bottom-left corner to fast format the 64GB SD card or any other capacity SD card to FAT32 format.
Way 2. How to Format 64GB SD Card to FAT32 with CMD (Diskpart)
Windows 10 also provides two built-in free disk management tools that let you easily format SD card to FAT32 in Windows 10.
Below you can learn how to format 64GB SD card to FAT32 by using Diskpart in CMD. Still, you should copy and back up all data on the SD card to another device before you do the format.
Step 1. Click Start, type cmd, right-click Command Prompt and select Run as administrator to open Command Prompt.
Step 2. Type diskpart in Command Prompt window, and press Enter to open Diskpart.
Step 3. Type list disk in Command Prompt window, and press Enter.
Step 4. Type select disk 1 and press Enter. Replace “1” with the disk number of the target SD card.
Step 5. Type clean and press Enter.
Step 6. Type create partition primary size=32768 and press Enter to create a 32GB partition on the SD card.
Step 7. Type assign letter=K and press Enter to set a drive letter for the partition. Replace “K” with the preferred letter of the drive.
Step 8. Type list partition and press Enter.
Step 9. Type select partition 1 and press Enter. Replace “1” with the partition number of the target 32GB partition on the SD card.
Step 10. Type format fs=fat32 quick and press Enter to format it to FAT32.
You can type select disk * again to select the target SD card as the present disk. Follow the same operation from Step 6-10 to create another 32GB partition on the SD card and format it to FAT32.
Way 3. How to Format SD card to FAT32 Windows 10 via Disk Management
Step 1. Press Windows + X and select Disk Management to open it.
Step 2. In Disk Management window, right-click the partition on the SD card and select Format.
Step 3. In the pop-up window, select FAT32 as the file system. Click OK to quickly format the SD card to FAT32 format.
Easy and Free Way for SD Card Data Recovery
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- Recover deleted or lost files from SD card, micro SD card, and memory card.
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- Specific folder, Recycle Bin, Desktop scan.
- Recover data from formatted or corrupted SD card or hard drive.
- Support various data loss situations like mistaken deletion, formatting, system crash, etc.
- Support FAT32, NTFS, exFAT, and other popular file systems.
- Scan and recover data in a few simple steps.
- 100% clean and safe program.
Simple SD card data recovery guide:
Step 1. Download and install MiniTool Power Data Recovery on your Windows computer.
Use an SD card reader to connect the SD card to your computer. Then launch MiniTool Power Data Recovery software.
Step 2. Select Removable Disk Drive in the left column, and select the target SD card in the right window. Then click Scan button.
Step 3. Let the scan process finish. Then browse the scan result to find the lost or deleted files, check them, and click Save button. Select a destination folder to store the recovered files.
You should select a new destination folder that is distinct from the original folder to avoid data overwriting.
To Sum Up
To format 64GB SD card to FAT32 for free, you can use MiniTool Partition Wizard, Windows Diskpart, or Disk Management to do it.
MiniTool Partition Wizard lets you directly format SD card to FAT32 on Windows 10 with ease. Alternatively, you can also use this tool to convert a 64GB SD card to FAT32 format without data loss.
Diskpart and Disk Management can’t format a 64GB SD card to FAT32 directly, but you can firstly create two 32GB partitions on the 64GB SD card, and then format these two partitions to FAT32 format. The process is a little bit complicated and they will erase all data on the SD card.
For free SD card deleted or lost file recovery, MiniTool Power Data Recovery helps.
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